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 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 [...]

Man creates art from scrap

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By Angela Peacock When Mike Lucero wants to relax he usually does so by using the skills he’s obtained by taking art courses at Mesalands Community College to create masterpieces out of scrap metal. Lucero started off working with wood, but after taking a bronzing course from Djean Jawrunner at Mesalands he discovered his new [...]

Officials: Issuing aid not easy

By Angela Peacock Don’t despair, financial aid funds for eligible Mesalands Community College students is on its way. Mesalands administration made the decision this semester to award students their aid in two separate disbursements, which Ken Brasher, director of enrollment, said was done for specific reasons. “Once students get used to the idea of two [...]

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 [...]

Computer literacy at Mesalands

QCS Reports QCS Reports For anyone who is overwhelmed at the thought of computer programs, Mesalands Community College is offering courses to help ease the learning process. Mesalands will be offering two – one credit courses beginning Nov. 6 for students interested in learning how to use the Quicken program and another course in graphics [...]

Penalties doom Mesalands in season’s first rodeo

QCS Reports A field of more than 500 contestants from the region competed at the fall intercollegiate rodeo opener in Portales last weekend. Among them were 38 members of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team. “We had what I call ‘the first rodeo jitters’ that cost us in this first event,” coach Danny Garcia said. [...]

Mesalands forms economic alliance

By Ryan Lengerich Mesalands Community College announced this week that it has formed an alliance with the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. With the agreement, the college will provide an office and secretarial services for the GTEDC Director of Economic Development. For the GTEDC, this alliance will aid budget and bring the director, who’s yet [...]