Media Coverage

Learn About 5 New Universities at Mesa College Expo

Published Monday, September 17, 2012

Next Friday, the community can come to learn about the five schools – Upper Iowa University became the newest on Thursday – and what they will bring to the city. Learn about 5 new universities at Mesa college expo - East Valley Tribune_ Mesa.pdf

Colleges Revamp Expansion Booms, Busts

Published Monday, September 17, 2012

In 2004, voters in Maricopa County overwhelmingly agreed to spend nearly a billion dollars to renovate and build new facilities for their 10 community colleges. With the projects going up during one of the most volatile construction periods in history, the Maricopa County Community College District found that the $951 million didn't go as far as MCCCD hoped. Projects that started early in the bond period -- during the economic boom years of 2005 to 2008 -- were cut back, squeezed and reshaped....

Paved With Success

Published Friday, September 14, 2012

Sunland CEO and former MCC student Doug DeClusin built asphalt company from the ground up. PavedWithSuccess.pdf

Young Migrants May Get Arizona College Tuition Break

Published Friday, September 14, 2012

Young undocumented immigrants who receive work permits through President Barack Obama's deferred-action program will be eligible to pay lower in-state tuition, Maricopa Community Colleges officials said Wednesday. Young migrants may get Arizona college tuition break.pdf  

Don Zombie Makeup, Moves for Worldwide Thriller Dance

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Free dance lessons every Thursday at MCC to participate in AZ State Fair performance. Don.pdf

Mesa to Host Higher Ed Conference and Expo

Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The City of Mesa, in partnership with Mesa Counts on College, presents the first Mesa Higher Education Conference & Expo Friday, Sept. 21 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mesa Arts Center’s Piper Theater. The purpose of the event is to gather all of Mesa’s non-profit higher education partners in one location to inspire and engage businesses, academic leaders, school faculty and staff, students and parents. Dr. Pan is speaking at the event.

AACC Completes 18 Years of Service Learning

Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MCC's Duane Oakes talks about the Horizons project and how it encouraged educators to incorporate civic engagement in student learning.   AACC completes 18 years of service learning.pdf

Designer Dreams and Realities

Published Saturday, September 8, 2012

Award-winning designer Angela Johnson teaches in MCC's Fashion Department. Scottsdale Airpark News Fashion.pdf

Home Invasion Suspects Called Victim an Easy Target

Published Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fahad Ullah, an MCC student and convenience store worker, assisted police in a home invasion incident. Fahad is one of the convenience store workers interviewed near the end of this video clip:  

Dreamers Cautious About Obama's Deferred-Action Program

Published Thursday, August 30, 2012

In the past, Maricopa Community Colleges had accepted work permits as one of the documents required to establish legal residency in Arizona to apply for in-state tuition, said Tom Gariepy, a spokesman. The colleges initially said they would extend that practice to undocumented immigrants who receive work permits through Obama's deferred-action program, but that decision was put on hold after Brewer issued her executive order, Gariepy said.

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