Media Coverage

Mesa Chamber of Commerce Presents Awards (Tawn Hauptli)

Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tawn Hauptli of Mesa Community College was presented with the professor of the year award by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Mesa Chamber of Commerce presents awards.pdf

Liz Illg: Majored in Interdisciplinary Studies

Published Monday, May 5, 2014

MCCCD employee Liz Illg opens her own business: Liz Illg_ Majored in interdisciplinary studies.pdf

Mesa Residents Honored for Blood Donation Records

Published Friday, May 2, 2014

Two Mesa residents have been named United Blood Services MAX Donors of the Year this month through nominations by center staff. David Clarkson of Mesa has given blood 182 times since his first donation as a student at Mesa Community College, according to a press release. He is motivated to donate by his son’s diagnosis with and recovery from leukemia, according to the release. Mesa residents honored for blood donation records.pdf

True Grit, Alliance Bank

Published Thursday, May 1, 2014

MCC is mentioned regarding the Exporter’s Toolkit (Diana Bullen) in the True Grit article under Export-Import Bank heading (page 23). Scottsdale Airpark News_0514_Alliance Cover Story.pdf

MCC Student Earns National Award for Sound Design Skills

Published Monday, April 28, 2014

Mesa Community College student Jessica Thompson’s training in the arts focused almost entirely on the visuals. That, however, didn’t prevent her from winning a national competition for her skills at adding an audio element to a fall MCC performance. MCC student earns national award for sound design skills - East Valley Tribune_ Mesa.pdf

Avnet Produces Local Winners From Tech Games

Published Friday, April 25, 2014

Nearly 200 students on 76 teams from Arizona community colleges and universities competed for scholarships in the ninth annual Avnet Tech Games, a contest that provides students with an opportunity to apply what they learn in school to real-world scenarios. Avnet produces local winners from Tech Games - Phoenix Business Journal.pdf     The winner of the Robot Race Obstacle Course was a team from Mesa Community College: from left, Federico Ortega, Richard Dale and Spencer Hall...

Young Girl Organizes Slipper Drive to Honor Best Friend Who Died of Cancer

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Since losing her best friend to cancer three years ago, seven-year-old Chandler resident Lilly Zienkewicz, daughter of MCC nutrition faculty Lori Zienkewicz, has made it her mission to honor the memory of her friend, Hannah Huckfeldt. The effort also is helping make life in the hospital more comfortable for sick kids. Since 2012, the fundraiser has collected more than 5,800 pairs of slippers for patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and helped raise funds for the Hannah Huckfeldt Foundation...

'Dead Man's Cell Phone' Rings at MCC

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mesa Community College’s Theatre Department stages “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” an imaginative new comedy and Pulitzer Prize finalist for Best Play about a woman forced to confront her assumptions about mortality, redemption and the need to connect in a technology-obsessed world. 'Dead Man’s Cell Phone' rings at MCC - East Valley Tribune_ Performance.pdf

Biological Resource Center Employees Sent Letter about Possible Exposure to Deadly Diseases

Published Friday, April 18, 2014

MCC's mortuary science instructor Donna Backhus provides information on precautions when handling cadavers for this story on employees at Biological Resource Center  who need to be tested for possible exposure to deadly diseases. Biological Resource Center employees sent letter about possible exposure to deadly diseases - ABC15 Arizona.pdf (Donna's interview is on video at link below)

Students Test Their Skills at Avnet Tech Games

Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Just what was going on with nearly 200 Arizona college students Saturday at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe? This was not the revenge of the nerds. It was the ninth annual Avnet Tech Games, testing the technological prowess and problem-solving skills of some of the state's brightest and most tech-savvy young people. Each winner is awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Two MCC teams won: Students test their skills at Avnet Tech Games.pdf