College trustee honored

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College is pleased to announce that Jimmy Sandoval, Board of Trustees vice chair, has been appointed to serve on the national Diversity Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The Diversity Committee promotes respect for and acceptance of diverse individuals and promotes awareness and educational opportunity for under-represented [...]

Education officials visit Mesalands

Special to QCS Jose Garcia, cabinet secretary and Mr. Glenn Walters, deputy cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED), recently visited Mesalands Community College. This visit was to better understand the College’s programs and unique offerings. “I have decided that I needed to visit every single institution of higher learning in the [...]

Community invited to lighting

QCS reports Mesalands Comm-unity College will be hosting the third annual lighting of the courtyard 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Mesalands Courtyard. This year the college would like to expand this event and welcome the entire Tucumcari community to this fun holiday event. Included are hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, and pictures with Santa [...]

Expansion in the works for college

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By QCS Staff Further development and expansion of existing programs is the focus of Mesalands Community College’s faculty and staff, said president Mildred Lovato. “The colleges, faculty and staff are a cut above the rest,” Lovato said. Lovato said taking over as president of the college has been everything she has expected and more. “My [...]

Rodeo team claims four championships

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team competed at Dine College in Tsaile, Ariz., Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, where the men’s team brought home four championships and finished in second place. Sophomore Austin Woods of Newberg, Ore., claimed his first championship title in steer wrestling at Dine College. “It felt really [...]

Dinosaur museum offering free admission

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum will be celebrating National Fossil Day with free admission to visitors under the age of 12, accompanied by an adult on Friday and Saturday. National Fossil Day is an event sponsored by the National Parks Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well [...]

Xcel donates wind energy scholarship

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Special to QCS Mesalands Community College recently received $5,000 from Xcel energy for scholarships, for students pursuing a degree in wind energy technology at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. As the number one provider of wind energy in the United States, Xcel has made it a priority to invest in their communities [...]

Mesalands team sets new record

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Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Men’s Rodeo Team set a new Mesalands record, earning 880 points — the most points earned at a single rodeo — at the first Grand Canyon Regional Rodeo of the year Sept. 16-17 The men’s team finished the rodeo in second place, behind New Mexico State University (NMSU) [...]

Mesalands community gather for convocation

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College hosted an Aug. 15 convocation to update the college community on campus-wide initiatives, to reflect on the college’s milestones, and to inspire everyone to continue the success of the college. The theme of the event was “Above and Beyond: Exploring the Past and Shaping the Future.” The college’s [...]

Dinosaur museum director selected

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College is pleased to announce that Gretchen Gurtler is the new director of the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum after the recent retirement of Craig Currell. Gurtler was selected because of her academic background and previous field experience in paleontological investigation. “Gretchen is highly dedicated and brings impeccable credentials [...]