New Mesa Community College provost Patrick Burkhart's professional life has been marked by a string of reinventions. Photo slideshow of Red Mountain: http://www.azcentral.com/php-bin/commphotos/show.php?colid=23154#
Brewer's order, issued late in the day, reiterates that state agencies are required to deny licenses and other public benefits (including in-state tuition) to all undocumented immigrants, even those who gain approval under President Barack Obama's new "deferred action" program.
The intersection of Southern and Dobson snags 3,500 drivers each year.
Following the successful implementation of a new Learning Management System (LMS) at Mesa Community College, the Maricopa Community Colleges have announced a schedule to make available the new LMS at eight more colleges at the start of the fall semester. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2012/08/15/consortium-of-arizona-community-colleges-to-expand-lms-deployment.aspx
Desert Foothills United Methodist Church in Ahwatukee welcomed a new pastor last month, the Rev. Dr. Mike Kerr-Osman, who attended MCC.
Groundbreaking for performing arts center, new art gallery. Front page Tribune: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/education/article_4336885a-e7f1-11e1-9d3d-0019bb2963f4.html Independent: http://arizona.newszap.com/home/115761-130/groundbreaking-aug-16-at Aug. 17, 2012, Mesa Independent, Video of Sledge-Hammer Groundbreaking Ceremony http://arizona.newszap.com/eastvalley/115951-114/sledge-hammer-ground-br... Wrangler News: http://www.wranglernews.com/2012/08/25/former-harkins-...
The Desert Echoes Flute Project, a choir program sponsored by the Mesa Community College Music Department, is taking its show on the road! DEF Project was recently selected to perform at the National Flute Association Convention taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada August 9 - 12, 2012.
Mesa Counts on College, an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, announced this week three projects that will receive money to increased post-secondary completion among Mesa’s youth. The selected proposals, which total $19,000 in funding, were submitted by Chicanos Por La Causa, the Mesa Community Action Network and Randy Payne of the Dobson High School’s counseling staff. http://www.mpsaz.org/news/articles/20477/mesa-counts-on-college-awards-grants http://www.msnbc.msn....
Mesa Community College plans a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 16 to kick off construction of a performing arts center that will totally transform the old Harkins theater and Fuddruckers restaurant on Longmore Road.
Family column by MCC’s Edgar Callirgos. Page 2.