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 […]

Local woman receives certificate

Linda Coffin of Tucumcari has received the first Institute for Computer Literacy Certificate awarded by Mesalands Community College to a student. According to representatives of MCC, the Institute for Computer Literacy is designed for individuals who are seeking an introductory working knowledge of basic computer functions at the college. Certificates are given to those individuals […]

‘Tucumcari time’ confuses editor

TV Hagenah The other day I was talking on the phone to a young man who grew up in Tucumcari and had recently returned home from college. I wanted to arrange a meeting with him so I could take a photograph for a story I was doing, and I asked him to come by the […]

Skull collection donated to college

TV Hagenah Ron and Lisa Jones of Tucumcari have donated a collection of 37 skulls from a wide variety of animals from Quay County, northern New Mexico and south Texas to Mesalands Community College. “Well,” said Ron Jones a wildlife specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture, “We donated it because we felt it […]

Instructor selected for national seminar

QCS Reports Charles Ynfante, Instructor of Humanities at Mesalands Community College has been selected as one of 20 instructors who have been invited to participate in the 2004 Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar for Hispanic-serving Institutions at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington this week.. […]

Mesalands names All-State Academic Team members

QCS Reports Joyce Runyan and Reynaldo Maestas have been selected as Mesalands Community College’s nominees for the 2004 New Mexico All-State Academic Team. Sponsored annually by USA TODAY, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of two-year colleges, nominees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of […]

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 […]

Students receive financial aid

By Angela Peacock After waiting more than a month since the semester’s first financial aid disbursement, eligible Mesalands Community College students are now able to receive the second half of this semester’s aid. In previous years Mesalands awarded its aid in one lump sum at the beginning of the semester, but after a decision by […]

Mesalands hosts 3rd annual rodeo scholarship fundraiser

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By Angela Peacock Ludy Mitchell wore an ear-to-ear grin as she watched boyfriend Domingo Mendoza “cowboy up” for the last time this semester during the third annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo Scholarship Fundraiser Barbecue and Team Exhibition. “This rodeo is mainly a fundraiser, but basically the team is here to show off their skills,” Mitchell […]

Rep. Udall fights for student aid

By Angela Peacock U.S. Representative Tom Udall is working to prevent the U.S. Department of Education from cutting back on key higher education grants and work studies programs. Udall recently signed a letter to members of the conference committee reviewing the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill, urging Congress to retain a Senate passed provision that would restore […]