Media Coverage

MCC Dental Program Seeks Dental Patients

Published Friday, September 13, 2013

Mesa Community College’s dental-hygiene program is looking for patients who have not received dental-hygiene care in at least three years to help students meet a requirement for challenging cases. Specifically sought are people who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and have never been treated as well as those with other conditions such as puffy and bleeding gums. Dental program seeks dental patients.pdf

Hispanic Community Leader Luna Picked to Fill Mesa Council Vacancy

Published Friday, September 13, 2013

After the “gut-wrenching” process of whittling 17 qualified candidates down to one, the Mesa City Council has selected broadcast professional, teacher and Latino-community advocate David Luna to replace former Councilwoman Dina Higgins in northeast Mesa. Luna is adjunct faculty in MCC's communications department. Hispanic community leader Luna picked to fill Mesa Council vacancy.pdf

Mesa Welcomes Other Higher-Learning Institutions

Published Friday, September 13, 2013

An Op-Ed submitted by Submitted by Shouan Pan, Mesa Community College president, and Patrick J. Burkhart, provost of MCC’s Red Mountain Campus and Downtown Center. As Mesa Community College prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015 as a foundational provider of higher education for the East Valley, we are pleased to play a new role as a transformational partner in supporting the arrival of several new colleges and universities in Mesa. MCC welcomes other higher-learning institutions....

Human Calculator to Wow Students, Audience on Mesa TV Show

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mesa Morning Live, a monthly television program hosted and produced by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Mesa’s Channel 11, will welcome unique guests this Friday including a man nicknamed “The Human Calculator” for his super-speedy math skills. Scott Flansburg, who holds the Guinness World Record for adding the same number to itself more times in 15 seconds than a person can do using a calculator, will put his skills to the test by competing against Mesa Community College students with...

Lifelong Learning Program Set to Begin Fall Semester with Open House Sept. 20

Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning, an organization of over 400 members operating under the auspices of Mesa Community College, has scheduled an open house next week to introduce people to its large array of fall courses and programs. Lifelong Learning program set to begin fall semester with open house on Sept.pdf

Mesa's Master-Planned Dobson Ranch Grapples with Middle Age

Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013

If you wanted to tell the story of Arizona using one 2,000-acre piece of real estate, Dobson Ranch would be as good a piece as any. In the blink of history’s eye, it was transformed from raw desert to cattle ranch to master-planned suburban utopia, following Arizona’s swift arc from rusticity to modernity. MCC is mentioned in this article. Mesa's master-planned Dobson Ranch grapples with middle age.pdf

Student Loan Debate Could Play Role in East Valley College Decision Process

Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Administrators at local post-secondary colleges say the year-plus debate over increases in student loan rates has created an additional level of precaution in terms of loans and class loads for prospective and current students. Student loan debate could play role in East Valley college decision process - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Education News.pdf

Mesa's 5th New College, Benedictine U., Blesses, Opens Downtown Campus

Published Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A crowd of more than 250 gathered in downtown Mesa Tuesday for a blessing and ribbon-cutting in the building that was once Mesa’s Southside Hospital and is now home to Arizona’s first Catholic university. Steffen Spreng, who is 20 years old and transferring to the university from Mesa Community College, said he’s excited to “see the Christian Community growing in Mesa,” even though he is not Catholic. Mesa's 5th new college, Benedictine U.pdf

Missing AZ Teen Found Dead in Oregon

Published Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The father of an Arizona teenager whose body was found near his abandoned SUV in the woods of southern Oregon said his son was "a young man who had a broken heart." He had intended to begin classes at MCC this semester. Sheriff_ Missing Arizona teen found dead in Oregon - Local News - Columbus, OH _ NBC News.pdf

AZ Teen Missing in Oregon

Published Monday, August 26, 2013

  Investigators are trying to find an Arizona teenager whose car was abandoned in southwest Oregon. He was headed back to Arizona after a trip to Washington, to start his first day of college this week. But he never made it. He was due to begin classes at Mesa Community College this past Monday.