CMT Students Earn Scholarships

In Spring 2018, the Travel South Central New Mexico regional tourism initiative of the South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG) hosted its first ever promotional video editing contest. The SCCOG presented Dona Ana Community College (DACC) Creative Media Technology (CMT) student Victoria Gonzalez, the first-place winner with a $100 scholarship, and Stefanie Japel, the second-place…
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Drafting and Design Curriculum Recertified

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Architecture and Construction Technologies Department Chair Chipper Moore was recently notified that the curriculum of the Drafting & Design Program has been recertified following a comprehensive review process. “Accreditation is vital for our students to know that the curriculum taught in this program is approved by the American Design Drafting…
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2018 Distinguished Alumni

Four outstanding professionals got their start at DACC and since then have established outstanding honors and accolades including from those who nominated them as this year’s distinguished alumni. They took a different path than most; one started in higher education after gaining a GED while others earned a degree to start their second careers or…
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Union Pacific Grant Provides Life-Saving AEDs

As a result of a $22,000 grant from the Union Pacific Foundation, the Southern Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Education Centers will now have life-saving heart defibrillators. The eight Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) will be placed in learning centers in Gadsden, Sunland Park and Chaparral. The AEDs will allow DACC employees and students to provide…
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SGA Leaders Plan for an Outstanding Year

The 2018-19 Student Government Association officers at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) are increasing opportunities and events so all students can enjoy a full college experience while attending the community college. The first event that took place this semester was School Colors Day on August 30. By wearing their favorite DACC or New Mexico State…
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Health Sciences Open House

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Health Sciences Department will hold an open house and student showcase on September 26, 2018. “We hope all those who register and visit will gain an understanding of the different careers a health education can offer,” said Health Sciences Dean Josie Carmona. “Our outstanding students and great faculty and…
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Dental Assisting Earns Continuing Accreditation

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Dental Assisting Program program has received continued accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). In a statement CODA said, “the program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of ‘approval without reporting requirements.’ The Commission is a specialized accrediting body…
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Torres Named Interim President

Monica Torres named interim president for NMSU’s Doña Ana Community College DATE: 08/31/2018 WRITER: Justin Bannister, 575-646-5981, jbannist@nmsu.edu New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu has named Monica Torres as the interim president for Doña Ana Community College. Torres has served as DACC’s vice president for academic affairs since 2014. DACC’s previous president, Renay Scott,…
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DACC Celebrates 45th Anniversary

With the opening of the semester on Wednesday August 15, 2018, Doña Ana Community College celebrates its 45th anniversary. In 1973, the Doña Ana County Occupational Education Branch opened their doors to students as a branch college of New Mexico State University and an area vocational school. The previous year the three Doña Ana County…
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Graduation for All Aims to Pull Students Out of Poverty

A new initiative will begin to pull Doña Ana Community College (DACC) students and their children from the Southern County out of poverty through educational achievement. The initiative is made possible by an $864,853 grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. The four-year “Graduation for All” program is designed to help DACC students who are…
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