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Benoit is Teacher of the Year

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) faculty member Leilani Benoit was awarded as the 2019 Teacher of the Year, as named by the New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE®). Benoit is a professor in Computer & Information Technology. The award was given at the New Mexico ACTE® conference held in Ruidoso June 12-14….
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Torres selected as DACC President

Monica Torres has been named president of Doña Ana Community College. New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu made the announcement during an NMSU Board of Regents meeting today. Monica Torres has been selected as the next president of Doña Ana Community College. New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu made the announcement during an…
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Several of the Many DACC Outstanding Graduates

Included among DACC’s 1,400 graduates on Thursday are students with diverse backgrounds and unique stories showing the grit, determination, academic excellence and the ability to overcome odds that are a challenge. They illustrate the hope for the future and realization they can accomplish much. Several of them include: Jennifer Allen will graduate with her Associate…
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DACC Set for Graduation 2019

The Pan American Center is set for a celebration as more than 600 Doña Ana Community College (DACC) students and their families will attend the spring graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Some students do not attend graduation but in total 1,400 students are expected to recieve an associate degree or…
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DACC Hosts State IT Competition

This Friday, Doña Ana Community College (DACC) students will compete in various contests that showcase their proficiency in computer and information technology as part of the annual New Mexico SkillsUSA competitions. College and high school students from across New Mexico have been invited to gather at DACC to compete for state honors. The winner of…
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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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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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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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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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