Media Coverage

Benedictine University and Westminster College Hand Out Scholarships in Mesa

Published Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Three Westwood High School grads and a Mesa Community College student are the first recipients of one-year $10,000 scholarships to branches of Benedictine University and Westminster College through a new program called Mesa Educates U. Benedictine University and Westminster College hand out scholarships in Mesa.pdf

Bigger Not Always Better: Three Athletes Start at Lower Levels with High Expectations

Published Monday, July 1, 2013

Valley athletes Wimbish, a 2011 Pride graduate, and Khari Holloway, a 2013 graduate, both drew Division I college interest but for different reasons and times, they chose Mesa Community College as the place to continue their careers. Bigger not always better_ Three athletes start at lower levels with high expectations - Ahwatukee Foothills News_ Sports.pdf

MCCCD Sued Over In-State Tuition for Migrants

Published Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is suing the Maricopa County Community College District over its policy of charging in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who receive work permits through the federal deferred-action program. Maricopa community colleges sued over in-state tuition for migrants.pdf Related articles:  Arizona Daily Star, KJZZ, KPHO NEWS 5, KNXV NEWS 15

Mesa Students Learn, Earn on the Job

Published Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Part of a $3 million grant to Mesa Public Schools from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is being used this summer to introduce high-school juniors to health careers. Mesa students learn, earn on the job.pdf

Grand Canyon University Inching Closer to Possible Mesa or Gilbert Campus

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013

For Valley residents driving along the Santan Loop 202 freeway — specifically those heading eastbound toward Chandler and Gilbert — there’s a large billboard that comes into view approaching the Loop 101 interchange. “Phoenix is now a DI College town,” it says, referencing Grand Canyon University’s rise to NCAA Division I status this upcoming school year. MCC's Limse Thor comments in this article about Grand Canyon opening a branch in Mesa or Gilbert. Grand Canyon University inching.pdf

Westwood High Grads Get College Aid from Benedictine (ACE Program)

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013

Two Westwood High School students who plan to attend Benedictine University at Mesa this fall were recently awarded Mesa Educate U scholarships. These are MCC ACE Program graduates. Westwood High grads get college aid from Bendedictine.pdf

Graduation Program Helps Make College a Realistic Goal

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013

Preston Smith and Christi Williams walked across the stage to the cheers of family, friends and teachers. Their graduation from Mesa’s first GED-to-MCC group moved them a step closer to successful college completion. The program, sponsored by Mesa Counts on College with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is among the many strategies under development to boost the number of college graduates in our community from the baseline of 29 percent. Graduation program helps make...

MCC Design Students Lauded for Project to Help Homeless Vets

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In the midst of finals week, two MCC students pushed through long hours of studying while working on a project for homeless veterans at the same time. The result: Interior-design students Jocelyn Abruzzese and Tricia Finchum placed first in the "Design for Hope” competition by designing a kitchen using repurposed and reclaimed materials. The competition was sponsored by Stardust Building Supplies, retail centers that provide reclaimed and gently-used building materials to the community....

Registration Open for Mesa's GED to MCC Program

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Registration for Mesa's GED to MCC will be held June 17 and July 30. The program is designed for motivated students who want to receive a high school equivalency credential, continue their education and earn a community college job certificate or degree.GED to MCC is a Mesa Counts on College project. Registration open this month for Mesa's GED to MCC program - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Education News.pdf

More Valley Students Opting for Dual Enrollment

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A growing number of students are collecting more than their high-school diplomas when they cross the graduation stage this month. More Valley students opting for dual enrollment.pdf