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LCC Foundation Golf Tourney set for Aug. 29 at Pendaries

Published: Thursday - July 2, 2015 | Jesse Gallegos

The 2015 Luna Community College Foundation Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada. A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.
A four-person team sponsor is $1,000. A hole sponsorship is $250. The entry fee covers green fees, a cart, and a lunch. Money raised will be used for scholarships.
Prizes will be given for longest drive (men and women’s division) and closest to the pin (men and women’s division). A hole-in-one for a cash prize will also take place. Team prizes will be awarded for ...

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Luna CC’s Melissa Serna earns sixth place; Iisha Trujillo 13th at National SkillsUSA competition

Published: Thursday - July 2, 2015 | Jesse Gallegos

Luna Community College cosmetology student Melissa Serna just missed finishing in the top five at the SkillsUSA National competition in Louisville recently. Fellow student Iisha Trujillo took 13th in her category.
The two students had taken first place in their respective categories at the state SkillsUSA competition in April. Serna competed in nail care while Trujillo competed in cosmetology. Katrina Gonzales, a recent Luna Community College cosmetology graduate, was Serna’s nail care model.
“All our students did very well,” said Luna Community College Cosmetology Instructor Clarice Bonney who also serves as a SkillsUSA advisor. “They competed at a very ...

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LCC Board of Trustees vote to hire Leroy “Huero” Sanchez as interim president

Published: Monday - June 29, 2015 | Jesse Gallegos

Las Vegas, N.M.--The Luna Community College Board of Trustees
voted at its Monday meeting to hire Leroy “Huero” Sanchez as interim
president. The Trustees are planning to negotiate an at-will contract with
Sanchez that will not exceed 90 days.

“Mr. Sanchez has substantial experience in higher education,” said
Luna Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Dan Romero. “We
are confident that Mr. Sanchez will do an outstanding job during his time as
interim president.”

Dr. Pete Campos, who served as Luna Community College president
for the last seven years, is retiring on June 30.

Sanchez was president of ...

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LCC ACCESS Tutoring Lab gets 15 new computers

Published: Friday - June 26, 2015 | Jesse Gallegos

The Luna Community College ACCESS Center Tutoring Lab recently got 15 new computers. The tutoring lab is located in room 113 in the Student Services Building.
“Both the students and tutors are excited to have these new computers,” said Luna Community College ACCESS Center Student Services Advisor Janice Medrano. “These computers will be utilized quite a bit throughout the school year.”
The ACCESS Center provides tutoring for many programs of study. During the summer semester, students can use the computers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on ...

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LCC to be closed on Friday, July 3

Published: Friday - June 26, 2015 | Jesse Gallegos

Luna Community College’s main campus, along with the Santa Rosa Satellite, Springer Satellite and Mora Site will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observation of Independence Day. The main campus, along with its satellites and site will re-open on Monday, July 6.

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University of New Mexico BA/MD students

Published: Thursday - June 25, 2015 | Jesse Gallegos


University of New Mexico BA/MD students Paolo Lanucara, Alicia Sikora,
Kylie Disch and Sahitya Podila participated in a rural practicum this
summer in Las Vegas. The students shadowed local rural physicians Dr.
Thomas Strain, Dr. L. David Young, Dr. Jennifer Como, Dr. Wendy Dimmette
and Dr. John Reid. They participated in weekly seminars at Luna Community
College with UNM faculty member Dr. Kevin Henry, community coordinator
Elaine Luna and community engagement activity coordinator Patricia Leahan
(Las Vegas Peace and Justice Center). The Combined BA/MD Degree Program is
designed to help address the physician shortage in New Mexico.

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