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Partnership signed with Mesalands College

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ENMU-Ruidoso Branch Community College & Mesalands Community College sign partnership for Wind Energy and Cybersecurity programs for students

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Standing L-R: Mesalands Community College Cybersecurity Faculty Michael Bilopavlovich, Director of Renewable and Sustainable Technology Andy Swapp, ENMU-Ruidoso Director of Career and Technical Education John Rucker and Wind Energy Instructor Thomas Owen. Seated L-R: Mesalands Community College President Dr. Gregory T. Busch and ENMU-Ruidoso President Ryan Trosper signed the agreement Sept. 22, 2022, at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari.

Oct. 6, 2022

RUIDOSO, N.M. –  On Sept. 22 ENMU-Ruidoso Branch Community College and Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari, officially announced a new partnership that allows the two colleges to deliver high-quality training programs in Wind Energy and Cybersecurity to students. Each institution provides services, infrastructure, and access to programs not previously available to their students.

The partnership allows Mesaland’s students to seamlessly transfer into ENMU-Ruidoso’s Information Systems Cybersecurity Associate of Applied Science degree, and ENMU-Ruidoso students can transfer into Mesalands Wind Energy Technology Associate degree.

“Today marks an important day in the history of Mesalands as we formally welcome our first university partner into the Mesalands College University Center. As we join in partnership with Eastern New Mexico University at Ruidoso, we come together to not only expand new opportunities and programs for our students at each of our institutions, but we join in our mutual commitment to student success and opening new pathways and access to high demand, great paying jobs on the cutting-edge future technology. The Mesalands College University Center houses university partners which permit Mesalands students to expand their education to bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees on the campus in Tucumcari.” said Mesalands College President, Gregg Busch.

“This partnership is all about collaboration and student success to eliminate barriers to education for students. Additionally, it provides students access to programs that are in demand and lead to high paying jobs” said ENMU- Ruidoso President, Ryan Trosper.

For more information about enrolling in the Wind Energy or Cybersecurity programs through ENMU-Ruidoso, contact Director of Career and Technical Education John Rucker at (575) 315-1137 or John.Rucker@enmu.edu.

To learn more about Mesalands Wind Energy Program, email Director of Renewable and Sustainable Technology Andy Swapp at andys@mesalands.edu. Information about Cybersecurity through Mesalands College is available through Director of Academic Advising Patricia Crook at (575) 461-6604.

Contact: Robin DeMott, Chief External Affairs Officer, Robin.DeMott@enmu.edu, 575.315.1211.