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Student Council Accomplish Much in Short Amount of Time

Carlos Cuesta Albornoz and Melissa Aragon have been the president and vice president of the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Student Government Association since the beginning of the fall semester. In a short time they along with Secretary Jaycee Oliver and Treasurer Karen Sanchez have accomplished much for community college students. Working hand in hand…
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DACC Students to Provide Services in India

Students in the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Dental Hygiene Program will participate in a new and exciting service learning opportunity in India. On Dec. 29, 2017 to Jan. 12, 2018, students will provide dental hygiene preventive services as well as dental exams and restorations to children and some geriatric patients in the city of…
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Nursing Instructors Earn Additional National Accreditation

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) nursing instructors Ernesto Soto and Ingrid Wilson have earned additional national certifications in nursing education. Soto, a MSNed, RN met all of the certification requirements for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator program through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and is now officially a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator while Wilson,…
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DACC Campuses See Changes

Beginning in the fall semester, students who attend Doña Ana Community College (DACC) will see a new look at both the East Mesa and Espina Campuses. At East Mesa, students will have the option to enter the college through a new entrance off Sonoma Ranch Blvd. The new entrance is designed to help traffic flow…
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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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