Northern New Mexico College Signs Agreements with Mesalands Community College

Northern New Mexico College

July 27, 2023 – On Thursday July 27th Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, New Mexico signed an articulation agreement with Northern New Mexico College of Espanola, New Mexico, in a partnership providing a pathway from an Associate in Business Administration to a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management or Project Management.

MCC students who earn an Associate in Applied Science in Pre-Engineering or an Associate in Applied Science in Wind Energy Technology can transfer into Northern’s Bachelor in Electromechanical Engineering Technology program

Northern New Mexico College has provided top tier academic and technical training for over one hundred years. Established in 1909 Northern New Mexico College has a long history of student success boasting alumni who have gone on to pursue advanced degrees at such institutions as John Hopkins University, Purdue University, and employment in various prestigious sectors such as NASA and Los Alamos Labs.

Left to right: Vice President of Student Affairs Mr. Joshua McVey, Interim President Dr. Allen Moss, Vice President of Academics Affairs Mr. Joel Kiser Courtesy/MCC

Students will be able to complete their associate degree in business administration and transfer into their junior year at Northern New Mexico College to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration in either Management or Project Management. The partnership between these two Hispanic serving institutions is an exciting opportunity for students to succeed in academic excellence and top-notch technical training.

Dr. Moss, interim president of Mesalands Community College commented, “We are excited to provide our students with opportunities to further their academic disciplines and expand their career opportunities. Strengthening our academic relationship with Northern New Mexico College and others across the state cultivates resources that provide new economic opportunities. As a rural-serving institution, Mesalands Community College endeavors to provide unique training and opportunities benefitting our local communities in the state of New Mexico.”  

Mesalands Community College is a two-year rural community college providing academic and technical training. It is a unique institution with a wind turbine on campus and a nacelle housed on the ground provided by GE. Their unique programs include Silversmithing, farrier science, metal casting in Fine Arts, and rural medicine through their nursing program.

Northern New Mexico College department chairs and administrators gather for the Zoom signing event with Mesalands Community College. From left: Dr. Ashis Nandy, chair of the Department of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Lori Baca, chair of the Department of Business Administration, President Hector Balderas, Dr. Ivan Lopez, Provost/VP of Academic Affairs and Chief Financial and Compliance Officer Theresa Story. Courtesy/NNMC

“We are very grateful to Dr. Moss and Mesalands for entering into this important partnership to support student success in rural communities,” said President Balderas, president of Northern New Mexico College. “Partnerships like these highlight the importance of small colleges working together to develop rural entrepreneurship, to serve rural business students and having those graduates stay and develop the economies in their communities.”