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May 2016

  • 05/23/2016

    Mesalands holds spring Pinning Ceremony for Allied Health students

    May 23, 2016 Mesalands Community College recently hosted an Allied Health Pinning Ceremony for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Phlebotomy graduates for the spring 2016 semester. Fourteen CNA students and nine Phlebotomy students received their nursing pin. Mesalands graduates Jennie Hall (CNA) and Anastasia Schmitt (Phlebotomy) were the guest speakers at the event. During the … Read more

  • 05/23/2016

    College President gains real-world training in the fastest growing field in the nation

    Dr. Thomas W. Newsom, President of Mesalands Community College, climbs turbine for the first time May 23, 2016 Dr. Thomas W. Newsom, President of Mesalands Community College, recently made the dramatic climb up the nearly 300 foot wind turbine at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. This once-in-a lifetime experience gave Dr. Newsom … Read more

  • 05/23/2016

    Kids camp at Mesalands starts in June

    May 23, 2016 Plato once said “Life must be lived as play,” which means learning can and should be fun. Plato was the inspiration for this year’s Summer Adventure Camp theme at Mesalands Community College, ‘Playdough to Plato.’ Mesalands has a variety of new and educational classes planned this year, including classes for both young … Read more

  • 05/16/2016

    Rodeo Team competes in final rodeo of the season and qualifies two for the college national finals

    May 16, 2016 The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team recently competed in their final rodeo of the season at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces, NM. The Men’s Team brought home the tie down roping championship title and qualified two student athletes for the 2016 College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR). The Men’s Team … Read more

  • 05/16/2016

    Mesalands holds 2016 commencement ceremony

    May 16, 2016 Mesalands Community College held their commencement ceremony last Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Tucumcari Convention Center, with over 600 attendees. This year’s graduating class represented 85 certificates and degrees, and five High School Equivalency Diplomas. “It is indeed an evening of honor and celebration. We honor the graduates for the accomplishments … Read more

  • 05/13/2016

    Robotics Club compete in international conference

    May 13, 2016 The Robotics Club at Mesalands Community College recently participated in their first robotics competition, RoboRAVE International in Albuquerque. According to their site, RoboRAVE is the largest robotics competition in New Mexico for participants ages 8-98. There were approximately 1,800 participants from over 16 countries that took part in this competition this year. The … Read more

  • 05/09/2016

    Guests enjoy wedding themed murder mystery fundraiser

    May 9, 2016 The Mesalands Community College Foundation, Inc. recently hosted their ‘Til Death Do Us Part fundraiser at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. Attendees to the event had the opportunity to watch a wedding ceremony take place and then witness a murder. Preliminary net proceeds for the Mesalands Foundation are over … Read more

  • 05/09/2016

    Student organization donates 433 children’s book to Mesalands Library

    May 9, 2016 On behalf of the Hispanic Heritage Club Amistad at Mesalands Community College, Marcos Martinez, President; (left) Monica Trillo-Barraza,  Vice President; and Amber McClure, Advisor and Director of Enrollment Management, present some books that are now part of the new Children’s Book Collection at the Mesalands Library. A special installation ceremony was held … Read more

  • 05/09/2016

    Mesalands recognizes student leaders

    May 9, 2016 Mesalands Community College recently had an induction ceremony for the new members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society. Eight new students were inducted into this prestigious organization. Inductees from the fall 2015 semester also participated in this formal ceremony. Phi Theta Kappa is based on academic achievement and offers … Read more

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