Mesalands men clinch rodeo regional title

Kimberly Hanna For the first time in the program’s history, the Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team clinched the Grand Canyon Regional Championship title in Las Cruces April 29-30. The men’s team finished the season with a total of 6,841.5 points, ending New Mexico State University’s 8-year winning streak. “Normally we have one or two […]

Shrimp boil nets more than $20,000 for Mesalands foundation

Kimberly Hanna Nearly 225 Tucumcari area citizens recently celebrated the 12th Annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil in a big way. Preliminary net proceeds are more than $22,000 for the foundation, which is a 32 percent increase from last year. After more than a decade of hosting the event, the accumulative […]

Mildred Lovato named next Mesalands president

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Russell Anglin The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that Mildred Lovato will succeed Phillip O. Barry as the next president of Mesalands Community College, effective July 1. “It is an honor to be selected as the next president of Mesalands Community College and to serve the community and also this distinguished and […]

Mesalands hosts dodgeball tournament

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Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College hosted a dodgeball tournament on April 1 at the Tucumcari High School Gymnasium. Nine teams, each made up of five team members, competed in the tournament and Team O-hu-la-hans finished in first place. Congratulations to team members James Ellet, Kayla Johnson, Jordan Spears and Tyler McCormick. Mesalands will host another […]

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 […]

Iron pour brings diverse crowd to Mesalands

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Thomas Garcia Students and guests of Mesalands Community Colleges’ fine arts program prepared for the college’s annual iron pour Tuesday. The event marks a stimulation of creative freedom, a collaboration of expression, all in the wake of pouring molten iron into unique pieces of art. The different styles of artwork, which will take form on […]

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 […]