Luna Community College
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The college was founded in 1969 as the result of a 1967 act of authorization by the New Mexico Legislature. The school was named "Luna Area Vocational Technical School" after Captain Maximiliano Luna, who was a Speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives and a member of the Rough Riders. The name was changed in 2000 to Luna Community College.
In 2017, LCC faced losing its accreditation after a series of governance problems and allegations of nepotism and financial wrongdoing surfaced by the Higher Learning Commission. LCC managed to maintain their accreditation.