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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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Film Crew Classes Forming

Movie legend Clint Eastwood and comedy superstar George Lopez are working on films in Las Cruces at a studio that did not exist a year ago. The film business in Las Cruces is picking up and the industry is an exciting place to work. It require creativity, teamwork, ingenuity and a positive attitude to get…
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DACC Graduate Produces Video Tour

Betsy Baquera, a recently graduated Creative Media Technology (CMT) student from Doña Ana Community College (DACC) has produced a video tour of the community college’s East Mesa campus that will be used for advertising, in social media and on other media platforms. The video features drone footage of the campus filmed by New Mexico State…
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Delta Dental and DACC Team to Provide Dental Services in Dona Ana County

A mobile dental unit will soon hit the road in Las Cruces to take dental care to some of the community’s most vulnerable residents. Doña Ana Community College (DACC), Delta Dental of New Mexico and the NMSU Foundation today announced a new partnership that establishes a mobile dental unit to take DACC’s Dental Clinic services…
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Award Winning Health Certificate Offered

A new 16-credit certificate program that has already earned national honors is now accepting students beginning this fall for the 2018-2019 school year. The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Community Health Worker certificate will prepare individuals to gather and provide necessary health information in their local communities. The course work will train students to have…
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