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If you have completed a class, a certificate, or a degree at DACC, you are an alumni. If you've worked here or have been a friend of DACC, join our Alumni Network! 

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Our goals are:

  • Foster an involved and active relationship between students, alumni, and community through mutual investment. Support lifelong connections and partnerships that work for our institution, and for each other.
  • Create value for our alumni that extends beyond their education. Provide resources to help them continue along the paths to their dreams.
  • Provide networking opportunities for both alumni and the community that can aid in individual success and civic growth here in the valley.

Dona Ana Community College recognizes the deep connection between our institution and our community. Built 50 years ago in response to county-wide educational needs, DACC has provided opportunities to students of all ages. We are rooted in the Mesilla Valley, in the shadows of the Organ Mountains, and we celebrate our unique area and culture. We want to strengthen our community through education and community engagement.

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 Alumni of the month

Patricio Quintana


Patricio G. Quintana (1978-1988) served as the second president of the community college.  Dr. Quintana’s background in adult basic education was useful as DACC expanded its role by serving the outlying communities in the county in adult basic education, English as a second language, high school equivalency and citizenship training.  The immigration amnesty program of the federal government in the late 1980’s accounted for a huge increase in the number of clients seeking adult education in order to qualify for citizenship.  In 1985 and again in 1992, the program was named one of the top ten in the nation by the U.S. Department of Education.  Many new vocational programs were also added during Quintana’s term as campus director.  Dr. Quintana also served NMSU as director of Chicano Affairs and EEO Officer prior to his appointment as campus director.