Grant provides certificate program

Thomas Garcia A new 12-week program available at the North American Wind Research and Training Center will increase employment opportunities for those interested in wind energy studies. Jim Morgan, Director of the NAWRTC said Mesalands Community College is now offering an Occupational Certificate in Basic Wind Energy Technology. “The certification is tailored for workforce development,” […]

Mesalands receives donation of equipment

Special to the QCS The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College recently received a 70-kilovolt discharge stick for in-class training from Megger, a Valley Forge, Pa., based manufacturer of electrical testing and measuring equipment. The discharge stick is used to safely remove the static charge from equipment and other voltage […]

Mesalands Community College dean’s list

The Mesalands Community College dean’s list for the fall semester of 2011 include: •

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 […]

Mesalands selects artists to create wind center sculpture

Special to QCS Norman Andersen of Minneapolis, Minn., has been selected as the commissioned artist to create a unique large-scale sculpture, for the newly constructed North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College. The project proposed by Anderson will be a wind-driven kinetic sculpture that will have visual, sound and aesthetic appeal, […]

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 […]