After a whirlwind six months that saw four liberal arts colleges agree to set up shop in downtown Mesa, the city is probably finished with that phase of its college-recruitment drive. Mesa has taken great pains to knit the four schools into the fabric of community life, involving them in early discussions with Mesa Public Schools, MCC and groups such as the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.
Mason Steill, 22, grew up in Chandler. He graduated from Corona del Sol High School in 2008 and went to Mesa Community College and, somewhere along the way, decided to take his life in a different direction. Which is how he came to be Army Spc. Mason D. Steill, combat medic.
Congestive heart failure is not something commonly associated with young, otherwise healthy dancers, but here sits MCC dancer Mia Welch, waiting; she’s waiting for a heart. Mesa dancer, 21, waits for new heart - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Local News.pdf
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Mesa has secured a fourth liberal arts college for a planned higher education center that’s set to open downtown in the fall of 2013.
Justin Decker and Dana Yanch are Mesa Community College graduates who have found that networking—on both the technical and personal sides—has resulted in lucrative career opportunities within east Valley companies.
The idea was to take a sprawling desert suburb, better known for senior-living trailer parks than for schools, and retrofit it with the kinds of colleges that sprang up in America's older regions, decades or even centuries ago.
Burkhart Appointed Community College Provost
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Students enrolled in the MCC summer academic enrichment program known as STEP ventured from the classroom of text books and theory to walk the actual halls, engage former students and gain a first- hand experience of the school for Colored children which was later renamed George Washington Carver High.