Media Coverage

Sept. 11 observances in Mesa focus on service, remembrance, honoring U.S. troops

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Veteran Services at Mesa Community College is honoring U.S. troops with a moment of silence and flag-raising ceremony 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Veterans’ Rose Garden at the college, 1833 W. Southern Ave. The garden entrance is the driveway closest to Dobson Road on Southern.

College athletics deliver many off-field benefits

Published Sunday, September 7, 2014

Excerpt of letter to the editor by Wayne Block, MCC SID: "My school, Mesa Community College, and, I am sure, Phoenix College and all junior colleges in Arizona have dozens of athletes who were in the top 10 percent of their high-school class, National Honor Society members and honor-roll members. In fact, one recent football player is now at Cornell, a school not likely to accept the academic failures that the letter writer believes enroll at junior colleges." 

College athletics deliver many off-field benefits

Published Sunday, September 7, 2014

Excerpt from Letter to the Editor: "The benefits of college athletics, as well as high-school sports, are far too numerous to outline here and have been expressed many times over the years. My outrage at his letter has primarily to do with his closing comment "Eliminate (PC) sports and maybe those athletes mentioned will get with the program and up those grades and pull themselves up out of the mire." -- By Wayne Block, MCC Sports Information Director. 

Community college book club to discuss 'Eating Animals'

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Community college book club to discuss 'Eating Animals'

Community college district tries full slate of innovations, all at once

Published Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Hechinger Report, a publication devoted to reporting about education, has published a major article on Maricopa's innovative ideas and activities. 

Cirelli Earns Coach of the Year Honors

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tony Cirelli, baseball coach at Mesa Community College, has been named Na­tional Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Division II Conference Coach of the Year by his peers in Arizona.

MCC athletes named all-academic

Published Monday, August 18, 2014

Eighteen student-athletes and seven teams at MCC were honored by the NJCAA as all-academic for the 2013-14 school year. 

Mesa veterans decommission flags

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MCC held a ceremony July 9 to decommission U.S. and Arizona state flags at its Red Mountain Campus.  RM flag decommissioning 081314.pdf

Did You Know: MCC Rose Garden Is A National Test Site

Published Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Mesa Community College Rose Garden is one of 12 American Rose Society testing sites and is the only one in the desert Southwest. MCC's garden is considered unique because the Sonoran desert has two blooming cycles, unlike any other place in the U.S. The first cycle is between April and June. The second is October through December.

Former Mesa CC coach, six-time All-American to lead BenU Mesa cross country program

Published Monday, August 4, 2014

Former Mesa CC coach, six-time All-American to lead BenU Mesa cross country program August 4, 2014 -- Benedictine University Newsroom Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University at Mesa has named former Mesa Community College coach and six-time All-American runner Paul Spencer Peterson II to head the startup of its men's and women's cross-country program. Peterson is currently the director of Enrollment Services and Academic Advisement at Mesa Community College, where he served as head men'...

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