Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Beginning in August 2016, Glendale Community College (GCC) in Arizona will offer a new, highly innovative pathway for students to earn Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology due to a partnership with Western New Mexico University.
Even though New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has cleared Border Area Mental Health Services of Silver City of Medicaid fraud, the options for the organization’s future remain uncertain. Balderas announced his decision Monday when he said a forensic auditing firm his office hired to investigate the claims had cleared BAMHS and nine other mental health providers of fraud.
In sports action: the Lady ‘Stangs Basketball pulled out an 81-77 win against Northern New Mexico College on Monday night. Juniors Desiree Smith and Deandra Williams reached season highs with 21 points scored, and sophomore Jade Botelho tied the high 21 points to reach a career high during the night. The Lady ‘Stangs are now 8-15 for the season. WNMU will play at Colorado Christian on Friday at 5 pm.
The WNMU men’s golf team remained in second after the final round of the Edward Jones’ Cactus Thraw at the Lonestar Golf Club on Monday. WNMU will return to action February 22nd and 23rd when they compete at the St. Mary’s Invitations in San Antonio, Texas.
Freshman Tiana Salazar was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday. The softball team will compete in the Dixie State Tournament this Friday through Sunday.
In legislative action: First Aid & Electives for High School Grads, introduced by Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez (D-29- Bernalillo & Valencia), unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday. This bill would require schools to teach students how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and perform the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims. The training would become part of health-education graduation course requirements.