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2017 Distinguished Alumni

What do a social worker, a medical doctor, a college professor and a business entrepreneur have in common? They are all graduates of Doña Ana Community College (DACC) and part of the 2017 Class of Distinguished Alumni. On Saturday, October 28 the college will celebrate the accomplishments of Maurice Azzolini, Dr. Russell Baker, Terry Mount…
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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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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 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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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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Give Kids a Smile Day at DACC Dental Clinic

A once-a-year clinic will give children in Las Cruces and surrounding communities’ access to free dental care. Give Kids a Smile is a nationwide oral health event. The goal is to provide preventative dental services and oral health education to children in the community and raise awareness of access to oral health care issues that…
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Budget Cuts for DACC in FY 2017

Doña Ana Community College has released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2017.  The recommended budget reduction of $1.7 million is made necessary by cuts enacted by the special session of the New Mexico State Legislature in October, 2016. The state budget adjustments due to declining oil and gas revenue led to a five percent…
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Hour of Code Helps Students Program Computers

NMSU Dona Ana (DACC) will host the annual “Hour of Code. ™” This year the college will host 45 students from Picacho Middle School on December 9 at the East Mesa Campus in building DAEM. “The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week[csedweek.org] and Code.org[code.org] to introduce millions of students…
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