Mesalands students pour 5,600 pounds of iron at event

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Thomas Garcia An event record 5,600 pounds of iron was poured Friday night at the 14th annual Mesalands Community College’s Iron Pour, according to D’Jean Jawrunner, fine arts/faculty director at Mesalands. “The overall excess was very well,” Jawrunner said. “All the molds were filled and no one was hurt.” Jawrunner said she gauges the success […]

College hosting dodgeball tourney

QCS staff Mesalands Community College would like to invite the Tucumcari community to participate in their first city-wide dodgeball tournament at 4 p.m., March 27 at the Tucumcari High School Gym. “We are very excited this year to open up dodgeball to the entire City of Tucumcari. We’ve had two years of successful dodgeball on […]

Men’s rodeo team sets record

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team set a record over the weekend at the Cochise Community College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., scoring 1,120 points in a first-place finish with three individual championships. The point total is a Grand Canyon Region record for a rodeo. The team is first in the nation, […]

Mesalands hosting iron pour course

QCS staff report Mesalands Community College is hosting its annual iron pour 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through March 10. Thirty-five students from at least eight different states will be coming to participate in a one-week course to create sculptures and translate them into cast iron pieces of art. “We have artists that not only return […]

Mesalands men’s rodeo team takes first place at regional rodeo event

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team had one of its best performances at a regional rodeo at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, Ariz. Feb. 4-5. The Team had a total of 19 members place at the rodeo. The men’s team took first place with 954 points and brought home titles for […]

Puppet theater group raises awareness for insomnia

Special to the QCS Last week Mesalands Community College had two performances of “Insomnia: A Dark and Stormy Night” by the M. Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theatre from Albuquerque. The group has performed this show throughout the state, in Europe and in Canada. “Insomnia” is an adult targeted puppet show geared towards the awareness […]

Mesalands students earn scholarships to four-year schools

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College students Shelly Giannino and Alex Nielson have been selected to the 2012 All-State New Mexico Academic Team. This honor recognizes their commit-ment to academic excellence. Each student will receive renewable full-tuition scholarships for up to four consecutive semesters towards a bachelor’s degree at a New Mexico public university […]

Mesalands receives donation of equipment

Special to the QCS The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College recently received a 70-kilovolt discharge stick for in-class training from Megger, a Valley Forge, Pa., based manufacturer of electrical testing and measuring equipment. The discharge stick is used to safely remove the static charge from equipment and other voltage […]

Mesalands awarded grant for adult education program

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College was recently awarded the Integrated Basic Education Skills Training grant (I-BEST) sponsored by the Department of Education. The goal of this grant is to help Adult Basic Education (ABE) students succeed in college-level technical programs and complete post-secondary credentials in fields offering good wages and career development. Mesalands […]

Mesalands wind energy program among award finalists

Special to the Quay County Sun The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College was a finalist for the NAIOP 2011 Awards of Excellence. The New Mexico Chapter of the NAIOP annually recognizes excellence in commercial real estate from around the state in various categories. The new wind center was a […]