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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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Positive HLC Report

The Higher Learning Commission, (HLC) the regional accrediting body for New Mexico State University-Doña Ana Community College (DACC), informed President Renay Scott that on April 20 the Institutional Actions Council of HLC, “…accepted the team report for New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College.” This action by the HLC reaffirms continued accreditation for DACC. The…
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CTE Month Wraps Up

The recently completed automotive competition for high school students finished a month-long celebration of DACC career and technical education (CTE) programs, which prepare youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill and high-demand careers. CTE programs are extremely varied from cybersecurity to heating and air conditioning and provide career tracks that are practical…
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EMS Program Reaccredited

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic program (EMS) has been granted continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Pre-hospital emergency medical care is a vital service and provides an exciting career option for students. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics provide care for the sick…
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DACC Part of Federal Partnership

“Project Success” a partnership with the United States Department of Education (DoE) will help Doña Ana Community College (DACC) increase enrollment and retain students through graduation. DACC was selected by the DoE to implement several programs that have proven successful in helping students select a career path, stay in school and implement a financial plan…
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3rd Judicial Drug Court Scholarship

A new scholarship at Dona Ana Community College (DACC) will keep future criminal justice and law enforcement students on the path to graduation and then to work. The Third Judicial District Adult Drug Court and the New Mexico State University Foundation have established the Adult Drug Court Program Current Use Scholarship for students at the…
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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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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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