Media Coverage

Are College Students Dealing with Hunger, Housing and Homelessness Being Helped

Published Friday, May 12, 2017

A new report by the research group Wisconsin HOPE Lab suggests that basic needs security for college students are not being met, but MCC’s staff says otherwise. MCC's Landon Kea, Nedd Anderson, Beth Ann Wright, Aron Mixson and Linda Speranza are quoted. Food Insecurity.pdf

Mesa Community College Children’s Center’s Curriculum Focuses on Each Child’s Needs

Published Monday, May 8, 2017

The Mesa Independent features an article on the Mesa Community College Children’s Center, which has been recognized for providing quality early childhood education in Mesa. Mesa Community College Children’s Center's curriculum focuses on each child's needs - Mesa Independent _ Mesa Independent.pdf

Roses Show Off Spring Colors at Mesa Community College

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The East Valley Tribune features the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College, an East Valley showplace for the flowers and the largest rose garden in the Southwest. Tribune Rose Garden.pdf

Barragan Balances Life, School, Baseball at MCC

Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mesa Community College student and baseball player Alfonso Barragan is profiled in this Sporting Nation story.  MCC coach Anthony Cirelli is quoted. Sporting Nation.pdf

2017's Most Affordable Online Colleges Ranked by

Published Thursday, April 27, 2017 has announced its list of the most affordable colleges and universities in the U.S. for 2017. MCC is listed among 50 Most Affordable Online Two-Year Colleges. 2017’s Most Affordable Online Colleges Ranked by LearnHowtoBecome.pdf

Coverage of Sonya Pearson President-Elect of National Council on Student Development

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Mesa Independent features Sonya Pearson, Mesa Community College vice president of student affairs, who has been elected president-elect of the National Council on Student Development. The council promotes the understanding of and respect for all community college students and professionals through advocacy and education. Ms. Pearson will begin a two-year term of service as NCSD president-elect on July 1 before serving as president, while continuing her role as vice president of student...

Mesa Chamber presents 2017 Annual Leadership Awards

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My News Mesa reports that on April 21, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2017 Annual Leadership Awards to honor business excellence and leadership in Mesa. Winners included Professor of the Year, Paul Harasha, Mesa Community College, and Student of the Year, Charlotte Ruth, Skyline High School. MCC VP of Academic Affairs Rodney Homes presented a $1,000 scholarship award to Skyline High School student Charlotte Ruth. The scholarship, sponsored by MCC, is awarded based on a competitive...

MCCCD Governing Board Approves Preliminary Budget

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017

KJZZ reports that the Maricopa County Community College district adopted a preliminary budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year Tuesday night. The $1.4 billion proposal is $59.4 million less than last year. District board member Jean McGrath cast one of the no votes. She said she believes Mesa Community College’s Red Mountain campus, which reportedly costs $7 million a year to operate, should be shut down based on student enrollment and other factors. MCCCD Budget.pdf

Free Credit Report on WalletHub Features John Beshk

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WalletHub asked experts, including John Beshk from MCC, about the role that free credit reports play in consumers' lives as well as how we can make better use of them.  Wallet Hub, John Beshk.pdf

The Lonely Beauty at MCC's Of Mice & Men

Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Writer Jennifer Haaland reviews MCC's Of Mice & Men for PHX Stages. "The play's heartbeat relies on the characters' and audience's ability to see and believe in dreams that never materialize.  Because MCC's production paints several elements of the dream so vividly, it succeeds." The lonely beauty at MCC.pdf