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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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Seven LCC student-athletes earn all-conference academic honors

Published: Wednesday - June 24, 2015 | Jesse Gallegos

Six Luna Community College baseball players and one softball player were recently recognized by the Western Junior College Athletic Conference for earning a spot on its spring 2015 Honor Roll Team.

To make the 2015 Honor Roll Team, a student-athlete had to earn a 3.25 grade point average or higher for the spring semester.

Anthony Acevedo, Daniel Brennan, Ryne Niemi, Manuel Parra, Jose Aragon and Thomaslee Mares represented the baseball team. Corteney Torrez represented the softball team.

Torrez, a sophomore from Gallup, is a general studies major.

“Corteney is a very intelligent young lady who is going to continue ...

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LCC Campus

Published: Monday - June 22, 2015 | Jesse Gallegos

The Luna Community College campus is looking green with the recent rains. These particular photos were taken on Friday afternoon.

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