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  • Two students, faculty member to visit Denmark

    Special to QCS|May 21, 2013

    Courtesy photo Mesalands students Bryan Cassidy and Sanda Garrett leave this week to study abroad in Denmark to learn more about global perspectives in sustainable development. Two Mesalands Community College students and one faculty member will be traveling to Copenhagen, Denmark, to learn more about global perspectives in sustainable development. The trip is part of a Community Colleges for International Development, Inc, "Troika Study Abroad Programs." The primary objective of this program is to provide community college students with...

  • Rodeo team sending 10 to national finals

    Special to QCS|May 7, 2013

    The Mesalands Rodeo Team is sending 10 members to national finals and the women's team has captured a regional championship for the first time in the program's history. Both developments from Mesalands' final two rodeos of the regular season the weekend of May 3 at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces. The Mesalands Women's Team are the new 2013 Grand Canyon Regional Champions, finishing the year with 3,520.50 points to be ranked fifth in the nation. The Men's Team took third place in the year-end standings with 3,741 points. "The...

  • Mesalands offering OSHA training

    Special to QCS|Apr 30, 2013

    Mesalands Community College is the only area institution offering an Occupational Certificate in Basic Wind Energy Technology this summer. This short program starts May 6 and will end Aug. 16, with federal financial aid available to those who qualify. This program was developed to give students a selection of courses to enhance their professional opportunities in the wind industry. Students in this certificate program will receive Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 (OSHA) training certification and Tower Rescue training certificat...

  • Mesalands students present research at national event

    Special to QCS|Apr 2, 2013

    Mesalands Community College students recently present research at a National Science Foundation event. Courtesy Photo: Mesalands Paleo1: Paleontology students, from left, Garrett LeMons, Stephen Smith and Matthew Roper presented their research at the first annual National Science Foundation Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative last week in Bethesda, Md. Paleontology students Garrett LeMons, 17, Matthew Roper, 20, and Stephen Smith, 21, were selected to present their research at the first Community College Undergraduate Research...

  • NMSU extension offering diabetes cooking school

    Special to QCS|Apr 2, 2013

    NMSU Cooperative Extension Services is offering a Diabetes Cooking School at Mesalands Community College. It is a special cooking school aimed at helping people with diabetes learn how to prepare delicious foods and manage their blood sugar levels. The school will meet for three hours each morning April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15. The schools are funded by a grant from the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and are free to participants. The classes will be taught by Brenda Bishop and Jessie Robinson from...

  • Mesalands rodeo teams bring home championship titles

    Special to QCS|Mar 26, 2013

    The Mesalands Community College's Rodeo Team competed in their best rodeo of the spring season last weekend at the University of Arizona. The Mesalands Rodeo Team brought home both the Men's and Women's championship titles and won five individual titles. "We finally had a good rodeo," C.J. Aragon, Mesalands rodeo coach said. Sophomore Shelby Rita from Sunset Beach, Hawaii, was crowned the breakaway roping champion. She won the event with a time of 2.6 seconds. She was also named the All-Around Reserve Champion and finished fifth in barrel...

  • Rodeo teams off to good start

    Special to QCS|Mar 12, 2013

    The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team participated in its first rodeo of the spring season last weekend at Cochise College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The Women's Team won the Team Championship Title and earned 466 points. The Men's Team was named Men's Reserve Champions earning 457 points. The Women's Team is currently first in the Grand Canyon Region and the Men's Team is in second place. "This is a good way to start off the spring season for the Mesalands Rodeo Team," said C.J. Aragon, Mesalands Intercollegiate rodeo coach. Sophomore Macy...

  • Mesalands women's rodeo team takes title in competition

    Special to QCS|Mar 5, 2013

    The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team participated in its first rodeo of the spring season last weekend at Cochise College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The Women's Team won the Team Championship Title and earned 466 points. The Mens Team was named Mens Reserve Champions earning 457 points. The Womens Team is currently first in the Grand Canyon Region and the Mens Team is in second place. "This is a good way to start off the spring season for the Mesalands Rodeo Team," said C.J. Aragon, Mesalands Intercollegiate rodeo coach. Sophomore Macy...

  • Mother, daughter selected for all-state academic team

    Special to QCS|Feb 26, 2013

    Mother and daughter Julie Keck and Megan Williamson have been selected to the 2013 All-State New Mexico Academic Team, according to Mesalands Community College. Courtesy photo: Mesalands Community College Beth Sisneros, center, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor at Mesalands Community College, is joined by Mesalands students Julie Keck, left, and Megan Williamson at the State Capital last week as they were named to the 2013 All-State New Mexico Academic Team. Keck is Williamson's mother. Keck and Williamson were recently recognized at a ceremony held at...

  • Mesalands offering new weight loss class

    Special to QCS|Jan 22, 2013

    Mesalands Community College is offering a new weight loss class this semester to help people reach their fitness goals in the New Year. HPE 136: Health and Fat Loss Challenge is a 16-week educational and physical activity program to improve overall health while losing body fat. Weekly lectures will focus on the three cornerstones of a successful fat loss program: Negative caloric diet, physical activity and behavior modification, and will include guest lectures. Weekly lectures will cover such topics as dieting 101, physical activity to burn...

  • Mobile Vet Center visiting Thursday

    Special to QCS|Jan 15, 2013

    The Department of Veterans Affairs-Readjustment Counseling Services, or Mobile Vet Center for short, will be at Mesalands Community College 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on Thursday for veteran outreach. Courtesy photo The Mobile Vet Center offers free counseling to returning veterans and their families in dealing with the effects of war, including post traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, and bereavement counseling. All Mobile Vet Center staff respect the privacy of veterans and hold in strictest confidence all information disclosed in the c...

  • Pastor to celebrate 25th anniversary with Temple Baptist Church

    Special to QCS|Jan 1, 2013

    Wes Stewart will celebrate his 25th year as Pastor of Temple Baptist Church in January. Wes Stewart Stewart was born and raised in Tribune, Kan., and after high school he attended Business College for a year in Salina, Kan., before joining the Navy. Stewart served in the Navy from 1968 to 1972, including two tours in Viet Nam. Following his service in the Navy, he worked a few jobs before God got his heart, saved him and called him to preach. Stewart attended Temple Baptist Church under Pastor Joe Doyle before entering Hyles-Anderson Bible...

  • Mesalands hosting silversmithing open house

    Special to QCS|Nov 20, 2012

    Mesalands Community College is hosting an Artistic Silversmithing Open House Nov. 28 at the Farrier Complex. Attendees to the event, which will be from 5:30 p.m., to 9 p.m., will have the opportunity to view the newly remodeled engraving and fabrication laboratories, new state-of-the-art equipment, and see the work created by students as they acquire a trade in the silversmithing field. Some of the new equipment includes engraving cameras that allow the instructor to project their work onto a screen while they are demonstrating difficult...

  • Community education classes offered

    Special to QCS|Oct 30, 2012

    Mesalands Community College is offering "Fix It Yourself" community education classes this fall. It's a chance to learn more about home weatherization, car maintenance, solar energy opportunities, and much more. Classes are Nov. 10 through Nov. 29. Bill Menges, former building trades Instructor at Mesalands, will be teaching weatherizing Your Home." Learn simple and easy tricks to save money on home weatherization. Menges will also teach "Home Maintenance 101," which addresses specific needs individuals have in regards to fixing items around...

  • Mesalands, UNM expand partnership

    Special to QCS|Aug 28, 2012

    Mildred P. Lovato, president of Mesalands Community College, and Jerónimo Dominguez, vice provost, distance education programs and services at the University of New Mexico, recently signed an agreement to expand the partnership between both institutions in order to better serve the community. The new agreement allows for an advisor on the Mesalands campus to assist students enrolling in UNM upper-division and graduate-level courses. Last year, Mesalands and UNM signed an agreement to offer bachelor's and master's degree completion programs...

  • Rodeo team members earn academic honors

    Special to QCS|Jul 31, 2012

    Mesalands Community College announced their 2012 Academic All-American rodeo recipients: Bailey Bates of Mexican Springs, Macy Fuller of Clarkston, Wash.; Hayden Moore of Clovis and Fran Orozco-Marchand of Omak, Wash. Courtesy photo: Dan Hubbell Photography Macy Fuller at the 2012 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Fuller was crowned CNFR Rookie of the Year and is a 2012 Academic All-American recipient. This honor is bestowed to students that have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average and qualified for the 2012 College National Finals...

  • College hosts week-long Summer Adventure Camp

    Special to QCS|Jul 24, 2012

    Summer Adventure Camp was held last week at Mesalands Community College. This was a week-long camp of southwest themed classes that were both educational, as well as a fun experience for all ages. The campers learned hands-on techniques including, but not limited to, computer generated art, video and graphics editing, mural painting and dino digging. "The week went great. The campers were busy from eight in the morning until five in the evening," said Donna M. Garcia, director of academic affairs. "This week was the highlight of my year; it...

  • Mesalands womens team ranked third, men 16th at College National Finals Rodeo

    Special to QCS|Jun 14, 2012

    The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team is competing at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) this week in Casper, Wyo. Here is an update on their performance as of Thursday: The Women's Team is currently in third place with 230.0 points and the Men's Team is currently in 16th place with 140.0 points. Tie Down Roping: Jordan Minor had a time of 9.6 seconds in the third go-round and is currently in 15th place. Kit Pettigrew had a time of 16.7 seconds for the first go-round, 19.0 seconds for the second go-round, and is waiting for his turn...

  • Mesalands rodeo team earns titles

    Special to QCS|Apr 3, 2012

    The Mesalands Community College rodeo team competed in a pair of weekend rodeos March 10-11 in Arizona, taking men's and women's titles home in both events. Following wins at Central Arizona College in Florence, Ariz., the men's team has 7,325 total points on the season and the women's team has 3,082.5 points. Both teams are second nationwide, and could give the school its first dual appearance at the College National Finals Rodeo. "Last year we sent eight students to nationals and had one of the largest groups at the rodeo. Right now we could...

  • Silent auction added to shrimp boil

    Special to QCS|Mar 21, 2012

    The Mesalands Community College Foundation will host its annual Shrimp Boil and "All That Jazz" fundraiser 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. "This year we have made some positive changes to the Shrimp Boil fundraiser, in order to encourage the entire Tucumcari community and Quay County to assist us in raising money for scholarships for Mesalands students," said Mildred Lovato, President of Mesalands Community College. "We also want to thank the community for their continued support of the College." This year a silent art...

  • Men's rodeo team sets record

    Special to QCS|Mar 7, 2012

    The Mesalands Community College men's rodeo team set a record over the weekend at the Cochise Community College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., scoring 1,120 points in a first-place finish with three individual championships. The point total is a Grand Canyon Region record for a rodeo. The team is first in the nation, while the women's team is fourth in the nation. The women also took home first place at Cochise, with two individual titles. "We are smashing some records that have been around for a long time. Last weekend we shattered the record by...

  • Mesalands men's rodeo team takes first place at regional rodeo event

    Special to QCS|Feb 15, 2012

    The Mesalands Community College's Rodeo Team had one of its best performances at a regional rodeo at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, Ariz. Feb. 4-5. The Team had a total of 19 members place at the rodeo. The men's team took first place with 954 points and brought home titles for both days. The Women's Team clinched its first championship title of the season and finished in second place the other day with 456.Fifth, points. "Our Team is on pace to shatter the single season points record for the region," C.J. Aragon, Mesalands...

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