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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Balizan Earns International Honor

Sarah Balizan, DACC Science Assistant Professor has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) for the class of 2017. She is the only educator in New Mexico to be so honored this year and the first New Mexico higher education teacher to be selected in the history of the program. She joins an exclusive…
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DACC Students Place Highly in Competition

Sixteen Doña Ana Community College (DACC) students competed against hundreds of students from other New Mexico community colleges, each other and the clock in various contests demonstrating proficiency in their major fields of study. Seven were awarded as best in the state. All competitions were judged by professionals from the various disciplines. The SkillsUSA state…
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DACC Student Art Show

DACC student artists will present their work at the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) student art exhibit from April 7 to April 28, 2017.  “The Artful Earth” features students creative images from all art disciplines at the community college. The exhibit is hosted by the Cottonwood Gallery located inside Southwest Environmental Center, on the downtown mall,…
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