Mesalands men’s rodeo team ranked first in nation

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Russell Anglin What happens when a rodeo team tops the national college ranks and exceeds its goal of 5,000 points for a season? According to senior Chase Massengill, sophomore J2 Bridges and freshman Jordan Spears, it sets a new goal. This time the Mesalands Community College men’s team is looking to break 1,000 points at [...]

Mesalands candidates narrowed to final four

Russell Anglin Last week, four Mesalands Community College presidential finalists visited the college and answered questions from the public during hour-long afternoon forums. Each meeting brought about 20 attendees. Candidates fielded questions about their experience with state legislatures, the future of educational programs at Mesalands, the need for student housing and how the candidates felt [...]

Mesalands gears up for shrimp boil

Kimberly Hanna For many in the Tucumcari area it has become an annual tradition. For the Mesalands Community College Foundation it has become a successful way to generate dollars for scholarships. It is called the annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil, and this year will mark the twelfth time the event [...]

Mesalands meets presidential hopeful

Russell Anglin About 21 community members came to a public forum meeting at Mesalands Community College Monday to meet the first of four candidates who have applied to replace Phillip O. Barry as president of the college. Larry Edwards fielded questions from Mesalands Board of Trustees Secretary Jim Streetman and from forum attendees. Those who [...]

Streetman: College president search easier this time

QCSun staff One of Mesalands Community College’s trustees thinks the college’s search for a new president is going more smoothly than the last time around. “It’s been a lot easier than it was when we hired Dr. Barry 15 years ago. Having the ACCT (Association of Community College Trustees) involved and them doing a lot [...]

College offers veterans’ business workshop

Ray Seva Maybe you’re an armed forces veteran who owns a small business and would like help in expanding operations. Perhaps you’re a veteran and are thinking of starting your own business — but you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’re a service-disabled veteran who owns a business and you’d like to know [...]

Press release: Mesalands board holds presidential forums

Kimberly Hanna After 15 years of distinguished service, Phillip O. Barry, president of Mesalands Community College, will be retiring this year. With the assistance of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), the Mesalands Board of Trustees has conducted a nationwide search for the next college president. An Initial Presidential Screening (IPS) Committee composed of [...]

Zumba gets Mesalands moving

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Russell Anglin This semester, 54 area residents, Mesalands Community College faculty, staff and students have found a new groove in the college’s zumba dance classes. “They’re actually mainly community members,” zumba instructor Jessica Elebario said. “There’s a few college students in there as well, but mainly community members. A class is 50 minutes. We’re going [...]

Mesalands to host college goal Sunday

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College will be hosting College Goal Sunday on February 20, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. College Goal Sunday is a national initiative to inform families about the millions of dollars in financial aid available and assist students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Participants are [...]

Press release: Mesalands reports enrollment increase

Kimberly Hanna Spring 2011 enrollment numbers have been calculated at Mesalands Community College and the results show another increase in enrollment. The third Friday census required by the State of New Mexico shows an increase in credit hours by 3.1 percent over last spring semester, and a slight decrease in headcount. However, Mesalands reports a [...]