Balizan Awarded Teacher of the Year

The New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE) recently named Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Associate Professor and Apple Initiative Coordinator Sarah Balizan as the New Mexico Outstanding Teacher of the Year.   Balizan is a DACC Professor of Science and was previously awarded the Apple Distinguished Educator award in 2017. At the time…
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Happy Smiles Serves Children’s Oral Health Needs

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Dental Program is pleased to continue an event improving oral hygiene for children who have no dental insurance and limited resources. Students and faculty from the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs are inviting children and adolescents’ ages 2 – 17 years-old to schedule an appointment to receive a…
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Game Jammers invent 4 New Games

The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Game Jam, an international two-day round-the-clock computer game inventing marathon produced several new computer games at the East Mesa Campus January 26-27.   DACC Assistant Professor Michael Brown was excited about the games and the robust attendance with more than 30 gamers participating. “The turnout was fantastic, including new…
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Classes Forming for 4 New DACC Degrees

Four new degree programs were recently approved by the New Mexico Higher Education Department and are offered at DACC. The AAS degrees are in Building Construction Technology, Cybersecurity, Game Development and Medical Assisting. Degrees can be earned as early as the Fall 2019 semester. The Building Construction Technology degree candidates receive training to enter the…
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Fox & Wortman Join DACC Team

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Interim-President Mónica Torres today announced Dr. Norman Fox will serve as the new Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA) and Dr. Martin Wortman will be the new Dean of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division. “We had great candidates for both positions,” said Torres. “I welcome Dr. Fox…
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Game Jam Highlights New Associate Degree in Game Design

Each year, students, community members, and faculty assemble at Doña Ana Community College (DACC) to produce computer games and compete against groups from all over the world. Game Jam is a 48-hour global competition that challenges the participants to make a game in 2 days. Each year there is a theme and beginning Friday night,…
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Sculpture Added to East Mesa Campus

A new sculpture will grace the Doña Ana Community College (DACC) East Mesa campus plaza this month when students return for classes. The piece designed by Colorado artist Andy Dufford, Land and Sky, and was funded by the Art in Public Places Program of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA). Installation will finish…
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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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