Media Coverage

Mesa United Way Seeks VISTA Members

Published Friday, August 23, 2013

If you would like to volunteer to improve the lives of veterans or students, or strengthen Mesa’s older neighborhoods while also earning a modest stipend, you’re invited to look into five VISTA positions that have been awarded to Mesa United Way. Three of the positions are at Mesa Community College and are aimed at strengthening services that help students succeed; two of them are in the Veterans Office and all three will work closely with the college president’s office. Mesa United Way seeks...

Employers Try to Get Ahead of Health Law

Published Friday, August 23, 2013

Even though the Obama administration has granted large companies a one-year reprieve under the Affordable Care Act, some employers are scrambling this year to prepare for the nation’s health-care overhaul. Maricopa Community Colleges cited the Affordable Care Act for its decision to limit the hours of about 700 part-time adjunct professors and 600 employees to 1,300 hours each year. That equates to an average of 25 hours each week. Employers try to get ahead of health law.pdf

MCC Red Mountain Campus

Published Thursday, August 15, 2013

Op Ed by Patrick Burkhart, Provost of MCC's Red Mountain Campus and Downtown Center.

Teens Examine Science, Health Careers in Summer Program

Published Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ten students from Mesa Public Schools received a sampling of what a career in the health and engineering fields would be like during a four-week program designed to help them prepare for jobs in those fields. The students participated in the STEM Scholars Project, presented by the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The pilot program, funded in part through a grant from Mesa Counts on College and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, introduced students to enrichment activities and...

Anti-Smoking Battle Moves Outdoors; Bans Increase

Published Wednesday, August 14, 2013

First it was bars, restaurants and office buildings. Now the front lines of the “No Smoking” battle have moved outdoors. MCC is an example. Anti-smoking battle moves outdoors; bans increase - Ahwatukee Foothills News_ News.pdf

Diocese of Phoenix, Maria Chivira Announcement

Published Monday, August 12, 2013

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted is pleased to announce that he has appointed Dr. Maria Romo Chavira to the position of Chancellor of the Diocese of Phoenix.  Diocese of Phoenix Blog — Announcement of the position of Chancellor of the...pdf

AG Horne to 'Dreamers': No In-State Tuition

Published Thursday, August 8, 2013

About two dozen undocumented students and their supporters made an emotional plea Thursday to Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, asking him to drop his lawsuit against the Maricopa County Community College District over a policy that allows undocumented immigrants who receive federal work permits to pay in-state tuition. Horne, who is trying to end the policy, listened, but then told the students that he intends to move forward with the lawsuit. AG Horne to ‘dreamers’_ No in-state tuition....

Five Projects Honored with 2013 Educational Facility Design Award

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013

MCC's Health-Wellness Building wins Design Award: Five Projects Honored with the 2013 Educational Facility Design Excellence Award - SFGate.pdf

Affiliated Workers Association Awards Scholarships to Two Members’ Dependents

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Affiliated Workers Association (AWA), a national, non-profit network of professionals, small business owners and the self-employed dedicated to providing quality benefits and services to the American worker, has awarded college scholarships to a daughter and son of two of its members. Natalie Elkins, a sophomore at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz. and daughter of AWA member Billy Elkins, received a $1,000 scholarship from the AWA administered by the College First Foundation. She plans...

Fusion Facilities: 8 Reasons to Consolidate Multiple Functions Under One Roof

Published Thursday, August 1, 2013

MCC's Health-Wellness building is featured in this article. Fusion Facilities_ 8 reasons to consolidate multiple functions under one roof.pdf