Students Display Skills for Employers

A Doña Ana Community College (DACC) job fair highlighted Culinary and Hospitality graduates who showcased their talents for Las Cruces area employers. The recently held graduation gala on November 29 gave more than 30 attendees from hospitality and culinary industries the opportunity to sample food, review résumés and talk to industry professionals for their businesses….
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Online programs offer options for students

An alternative and convenient way to earn college credentials at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) is through online programs. Online programs allow students to “attend” and participate in online classes as their schedule allows. It is great for those who work, have family or have other commitments that make face-to-face attendance difficult or even impossible….
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10 Minute Plays Have Run at East Mesa

Six original productions highlight the 2018 Annual 10 Minute Play Festival at Doña Ana Community College (DACC). The plays have been chosen, rehearsals are in full swing and the shows are written by, directed by and will be performed by DACC Theatre Arts Club members. The plays represent a wide variety of styles and represent…
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Arrive Alive Tour Visits DACC

This Thursday and Friday Doña Ana Community College (DACC) students and the public can see how they react while driving distracted or driving while intoxicated to help change behaviors for the better. The Arrive Alive Tour includes a simulator that shows reaction times for people who are texting and driving or under the influence (DUI)….
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Week of Remembrance Celebrated

The Cultural Diversity Committee and the Student Government Association of Doña Ana Community College (DACC) invite the community to honor the passing of friends and relatives though activities and celebrations during the Week of Remembrance.   This year, DACC’s events are inspired by Dia de los Muertos, a holiday that came to the U.S. from…
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DACC Students Participate in Scientific Research

Sixty-three students from across New Mexico including five students from Dona Ana Community College (DACC) recently presented posters on scientific research performed during the summer. The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) Student Research Conference was held on October 12 at New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) Corbett Center.  The DACC students who participated in…
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CMT Students Earn Scholarships

In Spring 2018, the Travel South Central New Mexico regional tourism initiative of the South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG) hosted its first ever promotional video editing contest. The SCCOG presented Dona Ana Community College (DACC) Creative Media Technology (CMT) student Victoria Gonzalez, the first-place winner with a $100 scholarship, and Stefanie Japel, the second-place…
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Drafting and Design Curriculum Recertified

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Architecture and Construction Technologies Department Chair Chipper Moore was recently notified that the curriculum of the Drafting & Design Program has been recertified following a comprehensive review process. “Accreditation is vital for our students to know that the curriculum taught in this program is approved by the American Design Drafting…
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2018 Distinguished Alumni

Four outstanding professionals got their start at DACC and since then have established outstanding honors and accolades including from those who nominated them as this year’s distinguished alumni. They took a different path than most; one started in higher education after gaining a GED while others earned a degree to start their second careers or…
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Union Pacific Grant Provides Life-Saving AEDs

As a result of a $22,000 grant from the Union Pacific Foundation, the Southern Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Education Centers will now have life-saving heart defibrillators. The eight Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) will be placed in learning centers in Gadsden, Sunland Park and Chaparral. The AEDs will allow DACC employees and students to provide…
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