Media Coverage

East Valley Community Colleges Embrace New Local 4-Year Options

Published Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dr. Shouan Pan said the addition of new Mesa colleges will give local students additional options if they are looking for a smaller campus environment or a school with a religious affiliation. East Valley community colleges embrace new local 4-year options - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Education News.pdf

Museum Exhibit Honors Inspiring Art Teachers

Published Monday, September 23, 2013

Five art teachers in metro Phoenix — including two from the Southeast Valley — who excel at applying those traits in their teaching are the subject of “Inspire,” an exhibition of artwork from their classrooms, Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Jan. 5, at the young@art gallery of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second St. in Scottsdale.  Teachers Shelley Richardson of Mesa and Jasen Evoy of Tempe were chosen by their respective school districts for high levels of contribution...

NSF Grant Advances Career and Educational Pathways in Geospatial Technology

Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Northern Arizona University has been awarded a $448,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support career and educational pathways in geospatial technology. Through the Geospatial Connections Promoting Advancement to Careers and Higher Education, or GEOCACHE, project, NAU will partner with Mesa Community College to integrate GST and project-based learning in new and existing courses, increase awareness of and training for GST-related careers through internships, outreach and...

MCCCD to Add 360 Jobs to Aid Student Retention

Published Monday, September 16, 2013

The Maricopa County Community College District will hire about 360 new full-time faculty members over the next several years as a way to keep students from dropping out. Maricopa County Community Colleges to add 360 jobs to aid student retention.pdf

MCC Dental Program Seeks Dental Patients

Published Friday, September 13, 2013

Mesa Community College’s dental-hygiene program is looking for patients who have not received dental-hygiene care in at least three years to help students meet a requirement for challenging cases. Specifically sought are people who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and have never been treated as well as those with other conditions such as puffy and bleeding gums. Dental program seeks dental patients.pdf

Hispanic Community Leader Luna Picked to Fill Mesa Council Vacancy

Published Friday, September 13, 2013

After the “gut-wrenching” process of whittling 17 qualified candidates down to one, the Mesa City Council has selected broadcast professional, teacher and Latino-community advocate David Luna to replace former Councilwoman Dina Higgins in northeast Mesa. Luna is adjunct faculty in MCC's communications department. Hispanic community leader Luna picked to fill Mesa Council vacancy.pdf

Mesa Welcomes Other Higher-Learning Institutions

Published Friday, September 13, 2013

An Op-Ed submitted by Submitted by Shouan Pan, Mesa Community College president, and Patrick J. Burkhart, provost of MCC’s Red Mountain Campus and Downtown Center. As Mesa Community College prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015 as a foundational provider of higher education for the East Valley, we are pleased to play a new role as a transformational partner in supporting the arrival of several new colleges and universities in Mesa. MCC welcomes other higher-learning institutions....

Human Calculator to Wow Students, Audience on Mesa TV Show

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mesa Morning Live, a monthly television program hosted and produced by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and Mesa’s Channel 11, will welcome unique guests this Friday including a man nicknamed “The Human Calculator” for his super-speedy math skills. Scott Flansburg, who holds the Guinness World Record for adding the same number to itself more times in 15 seconds than a person can do using a calculator, will put his skills to the test by competing against Mesa Community College students with...

Lifelong Learning Program Set to Begin Fall Semester with Open House Sept. 20

Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning, an organization of over 400 members operating under the auspices of Mesa Community College, has scheduled an open house next week to introduce people to its large array of fall courses and programs. Lifelong Learning program set to begin fall semester with open house on Sept.pdf

Mesa's Master-Planned Dobson Ranch Grapples with Middle Age

Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013

If you wanted to tell the story of Arizona using one 2,000-acre piece of real estate, Dobson Ranch would be as good a piece as any. In the blink of history’s eye, it was transformed from raw desert to cattle ranch to master-planned suburban utopia, following Arizona’s swift arc from rusticity to modernity. MCC is mentioned in this article. Mesa's master-planned Dobson Ranch grapples with middle age.pdf