Bank donates check

According to Mesalands Community College President, Phillip O. Barry, the Mesalands Community College Foundation has received a donation of “over $10,000” from the Tucumcari branch of First National Bank of New Mexico. Barry said the gift is part of a pledge made to the community college five years earlier by the bank that it would […]

Barry named to Selective Service Board

Dr. Phillip O. Barry, President of Mesalands Community College, has been appointed to serve on the New Mexico Region 3 Selective Service Board which includes Quay and Union counties. The certificate of appointment was presented to Dr. Barry by the Selective Service Commander for the State of New Mexico, Detachment Commander Gabriel Romero. The Selective […]

Scholarship fundraiser on Friday

TV Hagenah Mesalands Community College will hold its second annual Hispanic Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday at 6:30 and MCC president Phillip O. Barry is excited about the evening of visiting, dining and dancing. “This is an important event,” said Barry. “It plays a very important role in education in the community.” Barry said that all […]

Mesalands receives more bucks

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has approved two financial appropriations for Mesalands Community College sending an additional $240,000 to the community college. The funds will be divided between the college’s Dinosaur Museum with $100,000 and intercollegiate athletics with $140,000. According to spokesman for Mesalands John Yearout, in obtaining the funds, the Tucumcari community college will […]

Mesalands, Luna Community Colleges ink pact

Mesalands Community College of Tucumcari and Luna Community College, of Las Vegas have, according to representatives of MCC, entered into agreement to provide students from the LCC service area a Commercial Drivers License Program as well as to expand the LCC Nursing Program to include students from Mesalands. The joint agreement is a “win win” […]

Mesalands gets help from Legislature

David Arkin Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry said he learned something during the 30-day Legislative session that wrapped up last week — being in Santa Fe is important. Barry, who spent a fair amount of time lobbying for the college during the 30-day session, said his work up north paid off. “For us, the […]

Tucumcari Marine heads back to Iraq

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari Marine Sgt. Collin Barry has already had one tour of Iraq. Still, he is looking forward to heading back for a second tour to that Middle Eastern country in the not too distant future. “It’s what we (the U.S. Marines) do, “ said Barry about once again going into a potentially […]

TV technology to teach Tucumcari

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By Angela Peacock Earning college credits by staying home and watching television is soon to be an option for Tucumcari residents. Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry was recently granted permission by Tucumcari City Commissioners to manage and operate an educational television station, which the city technically owns through their contract with Comcast Cable, the […]