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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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Welding Retains Accredited Test Facility Designation

The DACC Welding program was informed of the successful completion of their third year on-site audit by the American Welding Society (AWS). The program was re-accredited as an AWS Accredited Test Facility (ATF).  By achieving a successful audit, the welding program can continue to offer certified testing for individuals hoping to achieve national credentialing in…
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ENLACE Finds Home at DACC

The ENgaging LAtino Communities in Education (ENLACE) Program has found a new home at Doña Ana Community College. The mid and high school through college retention program began as a Kellogg Grant in 2002 to improve the rate of Latino and Latina students staying in middle and high school and then going to and graduating…
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Walker Honored as Best in State

Dr. John Walker has been named the Outstanding Career & Technical Educator by the New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education. Formerly known as vocational education, career & technical education helps students acquire academic, technical, and employability skills for in-demand careers. Walker serves as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at DACC where he…
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