Since its beginnings 50 years ago, Mesa Community College has been an economic, cultural and educational leader, partnering with communities, business and government to provide the intellectual machinery necessary to effect positive change in the East Valley.

Here you will find a compendium of published communications related to MCC's 50th anniversary, from news stories to editorials, by all the major print and broadcast outlets in the Valley and elsewhere. You will also find video clips and commentary generated by the college over the years.

Shouan Pan, current president of Mesa Community College

Dr. Shouan Pan

This Meet Your Neighbor column, published in the 12/10/14 edition of the Mesa Independent, features Dr. Pan and includes references to MCCs 50th anniversary.

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This My Turn column, published in the 1/31/15 edition of the Mesa Republic, highlights MCC's commitment to its community and the success of its students.

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Dr. Shouan Pan, Mesa Community College President 2008 - 2016, briefly explains the college's history, reinforces its commitment to the community, and invites viewers to join in the college's anniversary celebrations.

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Evelyn Plantillas, MCC Graduate

Evelyn Plantillas

One of MCC's first students, Evelyn (Mosley) Plantillas, recounts her experience at MCC in this Arizona Informant article, explaining why she chose to serve on the college's alumni board. 

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Dr. Roger Yohe, Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Roger Yohe

Thoughts from former acting Vice President of Academic Affairs, this Mesa Independent editorial outlines how MCC is strengthening communities through collaboration.

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Roc Arnett, First MCC Student Body President

Roc Arnett

In this My Turn column, published in the 4/8/15 edition of the Arizona Republic, Mr. Arnett elaborates on the positive impact of his experiences with MCC; both as a student and as a community leader. 

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MCC's Facilities and Campuses

    Other Mentions

    Event Coverage

    50th Birthday

    MCC Hall of Fame

    50th Finale