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Mesalands Students, Both Military Veterans, Selected to All-State Academic Team

There were 40 students from 18 public institutions named to the 2014 All-State New Mexico Academic Team.
TUCUMCARI -- Victoria Harb, 29, and Alfred McIntosh, 47, have been selected to the 2014 All-State New Mexico Academic Team. 

Mesalands Community College is recognizing their commitment to academic excellence. Each student will receive renewable full-tuition scholarships for up to four consecutive semesters towards a bachelors degree at a New Mexico public university or college.

"Mesalands set me up for success," Harb said. "This is a small community college and for me I was terrified about going back to school. But at Mesalands, all of the teachers are easily accessible and everyone is very friendly."

"I was pretty excited about this recognition. When I was growing up, I was always told that I wasn't smart enough and that's one reason why I joined the army," McIntosh said. "I've proved myself since then and made the honor roll every semester since I started college. So now I'm rather excited about college."

"We are very proud of what Alfred and Victoria have accomplished, not only for their dedication to their college education, but also their service to our country," said Dr. Thomas W. Newsom, President of Mesalands Community College. "Mesalands Community College is thankful that these two individuals are working hard to become a success now and in the future."
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