DACC Students Shine in National Competition

Seven Doña Ana Community College (DACC) students participated in a career technical competition finishing in the top twenty in the nation in their chosen fields of study. During the week of June 19, more than 6,000 students showcased their skills in the 52nd annual National Leadership & Skills Conference sponsored by Skills USA.  Five DACC…
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Butler Heads Up New Division

Dr. Monica Torres, Vice President of Academic Affairs, has appointed Joe Butler as the Dean of the recently created Science, Engineering and Mathematics Division (SEM) at Doña Ana Community College (DACC). Butler has more than 27 years of experience teaching mathematics at community colleges and universities in Texas including Baylor University, the University of North…
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Lopez Named Best in the State

DACC instructor Edward Lopez is the New Mexico Post-secondary Teacher of the Year, as named by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE®). Lopez began teaching at Dona Ana Community College (DACC) in 1988 and was hired as a full time instructor in 2008. He is an Associate Professor in the Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning,…
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Sanchez Hall Renovations include Refurbished Water Laboratory

Thanks to the passage of a countywide 2015 general obligation bond and a state bond in 2014, Alex Sanchez Hall is seeing renovations that make the building more functional, more efficient and better suited to educate students. Most of the renovation of the hall is completed, with only the commons area and some hallway areas…
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Twitty Earns National Accolades

David Twitty, a professor in the welding technology department, was recently named the national winner of the Dalton E. Hamilton Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) award. The American Welding Society (AWS) sponsors the award for those inspectors who enhance public awareness and opinion of both the welding society and the CWI program and for those who…
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Elementary Students Learn Science at DACC

Elementary school students from Tombaugh Elementary got their hands dirty performing experiments and learning the anatomy and function of several different body systems during Elementary Science Day at Doña Ana Community College (DACC). DACC full- and part-time science faculty and elementary science teachers and parents from Clyde W. Tombaugh Elementary School worked with students and…
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Hatch Center to Close

President Renay Scott today announced that Dona Ana Community College (DACC) will cease operations at the Hatch Learning Center (HC) as of June 30, 2017. As DACC continues to look for efficiencies, being able to utilize facilities that have not shown growth in enrollment as rental properties is being explored by the community college, specifically…
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PTK Scholars Honored

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) students Pauline Chacon and Cesar Ruvalcaba were named to the 2017 New Mexico All USA Academic Team for their outstanding academic accomplishments and community service. The certificates, medals and graduation regalia were presented to them recently by DACC President Renay Scott and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) advisors Mary Sletten, of…
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Cote is Honorary Degree Recipient

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) President Renay Scott today announced the Honorable Nathan P. Coté as the 2017 Honorary Degree Recipient at the DACC graduation ceremonies. He will receive an associate of arts degree in business office technology during commencement on Thursday, May 11 at the Pan American Center on the New Mexico State University…
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DACC Nursing Program Will Admit Student Cohort Fall 2017

After Doña Ana Community College (DACC) petitioned for a review of the decision, the New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON) voted to upgrade the status of the community college nursing program and lifted the admission restriction which will allow DACC to enroll students in the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program in fall, 2017. “I…
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