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Alamogordo native steers NMSU-A's automotive program

Date: 02/15/2011

Former Alamogordo resident Michael Furphy has been selected to lead NMSU Alamogordo's new Automotive Technology program. Furphy was an instructor at the College of Southern Nevada for the past six years.

Michael Furphy

"We are delighted that Michael has accepted our offer, and we believe he is the perfect choice to provide area students with the expertise to compete for skilled employment in the field of automotive technology," said Bryan Yancey, ProTech division head.

In April 2008, 71 percent of Otero County taxpayers passed a GO Bond to create Phase I of the Advanced Technology Center. Phase I, completed in November 2010, is home of the automotive and renewable energy programs. The first class to be taught in the Advanced Technology Center (located in the Tays building) will be OEAT 103: Automotive Mechanics and Fundamentals. That class began Jan. 19. OEAT 112: Basic Gasoline Engines also will be taught in the Advanced Technology Center; the class is scheduled to begin March 9.

NMSU-A is very pleased with its new high-tech facility and is proud to offer area students educational training that will prepare them for the modern workforce.

Written by NMSU Alamogordo President Cheri Jimeno.

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