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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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Showcase Highlights STEM-H Careers

A recently completed STEM-H Showcase held at the Espina campus of the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) introduced science, technology, engineering, math, and health activities to more than 280 high school students from throughout the Las Cruces Public School District. “This event was a huge success, a standing-room only crowd of local high school, DACC,…
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Innovation Award Presented to DACC Health Program

A new DACC certificate program that is proceeding through the NMSU curriculum approval process has been awarded as one of the most innovative community college health certificate programs in the nation. The League for Innovation in the Community College honored the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Community Health Worker Certificate planning template with the prestigious…
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Changes to the DACC Nursing Program

The DACC Associate Degree in Nursing program approval status was changed to conditional by the New Mexico Board of Nursing with the next anticipated review in February, 2019. Conditional approval restricts the associate degree nursing program’s ability to admit new students into the program but does not affect students who are currently enrolled in the…
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Mendoza Art Reception to be Held at DACC

The DACC Art Committee will hold an art reception featuring local artist George Mendoza whose work “Colors of the Wind” will be displayed in and around the Mezzanine area in building DAEM outside the President’s office. Also highlighted will be art from students in Professor Abby Osborne’s Digital Graphics Technology class. DACC Instructor Ouida Touchon…
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DACC & Virgin Galactic to Explore Virtual Reality

This spring DACC students will take a space flight and learn aerospace fundamentals in a Virtual Reality (VR) environment. Doña Ana Community College (DACC) and Aerospace innovators Virgin Galactic have announced an exciting collaborative education and outreach research project. The core idea will be to work and learn together, exploring the newest technologies and possible…
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Adult Education Continues to Help Dreams Come True

Earning a high school equivalency degree can gain a better quality of life for students. It can also help employees progress in their jobs to earn more money. Not everyone had the opportunity to graduate from their high school. Some had life commitments such as having children, caring for injured or sick family members, or…
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