MCC Dancer Has New Heart but Old Passion to Perform

Mesa Community College student Mia Welch is not only alive and well after a heart transplant a year ago, she’s celebrating her new life by performing in a dance showcase Thursday. MCC dancer has new heart but old...

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

Ancient Artifact Replicas Provide Students with Ceramics Experience, Public a Chance to Watch Pit Firing

 At Mesa Community College, Linda Speranza’s ceramics students have been working with ASU museum studies graduate student Brian Asdell to create reproductions of ancient pieces not usually found in museum...

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

Arizona's Universities Get Innovative with Bike Security

Community colleges and smaller universities around the state are using less-extensive measures, but still are making bike-theft prevention a priority. Mesa Community College, Glendale Community College and Gateway...

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

Higher-Ed Groups Unveil Alternative to Federal Student-Success Measures

Six major higher-education associations have teamed up to develop a new method of measuring student success that provides a more comprehensive look at how students progress through college and how many of them...

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

A Gift of the Heart, From the Heart, Gives Mesa Woman a New Lease on Life

Welch, a graduate of McClintock High School in Tempe once danced for the Mesa Community College dance company, was diagnosed with an enlarged heart in 2010. Doctors believe that it was caused by a virus that attacked...

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

Mesa Dancer, 21, Waits for New Heart

Congestive heart failure is not something commonly associated with young, otherwise healthy dancers, but here sits MCC dancer Mia Welch, waiting; she’s waiting for a heart. Mesa dancer, 21, waits for new heart -...

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh