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Student Organizations

Student Organization Name Contact Information

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) promotes excellence in architecture education, training and practice, to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines, to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration, and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.

Luis Rios

Automotive Technology Association(Skills USA)

The purpose of this organization is to promote and enhance Automotive Technology as a profession through educational and social means. Also for members to gain experience in the shop and in the field. Membership is open to any and all interested in Automotive Technology.

Mike Lang

Building Construction Technology Association-BCTA (Skills USA)

The goal of this organization is to promote and enhance building construction technology as a profession through educational and social means. BCTA participates in NM Skills-USA and National Skills-USA related activities. BCTA also enables students’ hands on training in Building Construction by helping with community repairs using all Carpentry related skills.

Juan Reyes

Richard Mele

Creative Media Technology Club

The Creative Media Technology Club promotes leadership and professional skill development for students interested in the graphic arts field. This club is open to all students at DACC.

Michael Brown


The purpose of the DEBUG Club is to further learning opportunities and share information in the electronic data processing field. Communication between the student, faculty, administration, other organizations at Doña Ana Community College, New Mexico State University, and the community at large will be encouraged.

Nina Javaher

Nemecio Chavez

Dental Assisting Student Association (DASA)

DASA seeks to benefit the student while at the same time benefitting the dental community. The club participates in health and career fairs, attends and competes in conferences, and participates in professional development. The club also participates in "Give Kids a Smile" at the numerous local schools and at DACC Dental Clinic.

Vita Hoffman

Martha McCaslin

Drafting and Graphics Association (DAGA)

DAGA seeks to develop leadership skills and to provide experience and networking contacts in the field of drafting. This club is comprised of three national organizations: The American Design and Drafting Association (ADDA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and Skills USA. DAGA regularly participates in functions of the Home Builders Institute and works closely with the Las Cruces Home Builders Association.

Eugene Hernandez



Electronics (Skills USA)

The purpose of this organization is to expose students to employment and career opportunities in the field of electronics technology by developing leadership and professional skills.

Luis Meza

Gadsden Roadrunners

The purpose of the organization shall be to encourage students to get involved in a student organization at the Gadsden branch of Doña Ana Community College. Students will develop and support student activities for fellow students and the communities surrounding the Gadsden Center. This organization provides the student the opportunity to become involved with extracurricular activities; to interact with the educational and business communities; to facilitate the transition from school to the work environment; and to enhance the student’s education by encouraging professionalism, leadership, and academic excellence.

Suzanne Hill

Nina Javaher

Hispanic Student Association (HSA)

The purpose of HSA is to seek a broad development and expansion of educational opportunities for Hispanic students. HSA encourages and actively support Hispanic student involvement in both school and community activities. To determine the educational and professional needs of Hispanic students and to encourage and provide, whenever possible, appropriate training opportunities. The Hispanic Student Association (HSA) offers professional development and leadership opportunities to DACC students. Members participate in various community activities. The HSA is open to all DACC students, regardless of major.

Rachel Bernal

Hospitality Organization for Service and Tourism (HOST)

The purpose of this organization is to educate in order to aid in the recruitment, retention, and support students in the hospitality industry. To build and maintain relationships between hospitality professionals and students, in ways that encourage lifelong commitment to the organization and the college. HOST prepares students for advancement within the hospitality industry. HOST allows the student the opportunity to view and experience hospitality through travel and other enriching cultural experiences.

Gemma Nicholson

Lerdo Student Exchange

The club exists for the purpose of supporting the academic and cultural exchange of students between Doña Ana Community College and Centro de Bachillerato Technologico Industrial y Servicios #4 (CBTIS #4). Students at DACC with interest in academic and cultural diversity are eligible to join the club.

Tim Chappell

Jose Aranda

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

The purpose of Alpha Omega Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Doña Ana Community College shall be the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students of this chapter. Phi Theta Kappa is a national organization which recognizes academic achievement in two-year colleges. Any DACC student who has completed at least 12 hours of course work leading to an associate degree with a grade-point average of 3.5 and has full citizenship rights is eligible for membership.

Amy Garcia Schwebke

Krista Kozel

Linda Skalic

Public Health Student Association (PHSA)

The mission of this student association is promotion of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of students in public health/health education. The goals of the student association include: supporting the planning, implementation and evaluation of health education programs and resources; stimulating and disseminating scientific research; motivating and providing health education services; recognizing academic achievement; supporting health education advocacy initiatives; promoting professional standards and ethics; and promoting networking activities among health educators and related professionals.

Amy Collins

Radiologic Technology Club

The purpose of this organization is to promote professionalism and aid in the furthering of Radiologic Technology majors educational development. Students participate in local, state, and regional seminars and Spring Fling. The club is open to all students majoring in Radiologic Technology.

Tammy Chaffee

Annja Cox

Respiratory Therapy Club

The purpose of this organization is to promote professionalism and aid in the furthering of Respiratory Care majors educational development. This club is for both first- and second-year respiratory care students. Students participate in fund-raising activities to allow members to attend state and national medical conferences. Students of the club also participate and perform in local as well as state conferences.

Virginia Durant

Vince Duran

Science Club

The purpose of this organization is to support science majors and others interested in science at DACC. The Science Club helps prepare students for science classes at DACC by involving its members in fun and educational activities, such as rocket launches and science experiments.

Paul Mason

Dr. Ratna Pankayatselvan

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

SIFE is a partnership between business and higher education that is preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders to create a better world for everyone. SIFE students form teams that serve their communities by developing projects that take what they learn in the classroom and use it to solve real world problems for real people. The SIFE program concentrates on five areas: market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business ethics. SIFE teams present the results of their community projects annually at regional, national, and international competitions.

Andy Saucedo


Student American Dental Hygienists Association (SADHA)

The objectives of this organization shall be to cultivate, promote, and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene, to represent and safeguard the common interest of the members of the dental hygiene profession, and to contribute toward the improvement of the oral health of the public. The club is composed of students in the Dental Assisting Program. Professional development opportunities are available through participation in programs at the local, state, and national level. In addition, students participation in local community service activities.

Trish Marr

Evelynn Hobbs

Student Nursing Association

The NSNA Mission is to: organize, represent, and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession; promote development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the nursing profession; advocate for high quality health care; advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education; and develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.

Ruth Burkhart

Theatre Arts Club (DACC-TAC)

The purpose of this club will be to promote and provide opportunities for those who are interested in theatre and theatre productions to do so, at Doña Ana Community College.

Layle Chambers

Women in Technology (WIT)

The purpose of the organization shall be to encourage and support female students to pursue education, training and employment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with emphasis of computer technology as a key component of success in these fields. In accordance with the purpose of all student organizations as stated in the Student Handbook, this organization provides the student the opportunity to become involved with extracurricular activities; to interact with the educational and business communities to facilitate the transition from school to the work environment; and to enhance the student’s education by encouraging professionalism, leadership, and academic excellence.

Leilani Benoit






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