Academic and Athletic Honors & Accolades

PTK StudentsPhi Theta Kappa Highlights

  • Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two-year colleges with more than 1,250 chapters worldwide, recognized MCC’s Omicron Beta Chapter as one of its top 100, and a top 50 for its Honors in Action and College Project activities during the organization’s 2018 International Catalyst Convention.
  • Omicron Beta’s Honors in Action project focused on food waste and included the hosting of awareness events featuring the documentary “Just Eat It” with guest speakers from United Food Bank. They co-hosted a compost event at the City of Mesa’s Urban Garden.
  • The chapter’s College Project focused on Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), a Maricopa Community Colleges  initiative to clearly outline courses that must be completed to achieve an educational goal. Students worked with the MCC GPS team to inventory and categorize college resources. Team members presented their involvement to the MCCCD Governing Board.

College Highlights

  • Sigma Chi Eta, the official community college honor society of the National Communication Association, named MCC’s Upsilon Chapter its 2018 Chapter of the Year!
  • Math faculty Madeline Chowdhury was named Professor of the Year by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.
  • David Schultz and Enrico Serpone author Mathematics Teacher article on Japanese Calculation Tablets.
  • MCC was named a United Food Bank Hunger Hero.
  • MCC Nursing Program earned continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) on April 6, 2018. The next evaluation visit will be fall 2025.

Spring Athletic Highlights

  • Women’s golf team won its 12th consecutive Region I Championship and will host the NJCAA Division I National Championship, May 14-17 at the Longbow Golf Course. The team previously won 83 consecutive conference tournaments.
  • Men’s track and field team won the Region I Championship for the second time in the last three years.
  • Men’s tennis team won the Region I Championship and has not lost a conference match in five years.
  • The baseball team was ranked No. 1 in the nation in Division II early in the season and finished at No. 8. The team also has won 40 or more games for the sixth time in the last eight years.