Media Coverage

Gilbert School Board Could Block Mesa Apple Site

Published Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gilbert Public Schools’ governing board cancelled Wednesday’s meeting during which the board was supposed to vote on joining seven other government agencies in approval of a tax break for Apple, which has planned to open a manufacturing firm in Mesa. Seven government entities — Maricopa County, Mesa Community College, Maricopa Community Colleges, Central Arizona Project, Maricopa Integrated Health System, East Valley Institute of Technology and Mesa — have approved the break, said Mesa’s...

Macerich Turns Over Fiesta Mall to Lender in Lieu of Foreclosure

Published Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mesa’s Fiesta Mall, one of the Valley’s most iconic shopping centers, is now officially lender-owned. Macerich turns over Fiesta Mall to lender in lieu of foreclosure - Phoenix Business Journal.pdf

ANASAZI Foundation holding benefit concert

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MCC alum Brad Hull will perform at Anasazi Foundation Concert. Due West vocalist Hull, a Thatcher native, attended MCC. His group toured this past summer with Trace Adkins, Billy Currington and the Doobie Brothers. ANASAZI Foundation holding benefit concert - East Valley Tribune_ Get Out.pdf

Dreamers Appeal to AG

Published Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Protesters set fire to copies of high-school diplomas on Tuesday outside the offices of Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. The 50 protesters then placed ashes from the burned diplomas inside an urn and attempted to deliver them to Horne, claiming he is “burning up” the dreams of young undocumented immigrants who want to attend college. Dreamers’ appeal to AG.pdf

Phoenix's Top Colleges and Universities

Published Friday, November 1, 2013

ASU was the No. 1-ranked institution on the Colleges & Universities list published today by the Phoenix Business Journal, with its fall 2013 enrollment being more than those of the next three schools on the list combined. The list was ranked by fall 2013 enrollment. ASU reported 76,711. Second on the list was Mesa Community College with 25,024, and third was Rio Salado College with 24,342. Add in fourth-place schoolGlendale Community College and its 21,361 enrollment and the total for...

Graduation Pledge Schools Update

Published Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mesa Community College recently received mention in an email blast newsletter by the Graduation Pledge Alliance.  MCC encourages graduates to sign a pledge to commit to building a healthy, sustainable, and just world.  MCC has had a 129% increase in signers from 2011 to 2013 because of  increased promotion and awareness of the pledge. The newsletter stated: "Mesa Community College has a very successful strategy which includes: placing Graduation Pledge information in the general graduation...

Mike Brown Gets Defensive About His Cleveland Cavaliers

Published Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown's affinity for defense goes back to his days as a player in high school in Germany, in junior college in Arizona (Mesa Community College), and in college at the University of San Diego. Mike Brown gets defensive about his Cleveland Cavaliers _ cleveland.pdf

Dr. Patricia Cardenas-Adame Named New VP of Student Affairs at Estrella Mountain CC

Published Thursday, October 31, 2013

After an extensive national search, Estrella Mountain Community College, a Maricopa Community College, is pleased to announce that Dr. Patricia Cardenas-­Adame has been selected as EMCC's new vice president of Student Affairs. Cardenas-­Adame will begin her new role on Dec. 2, 2013. DrPatricia Cardenas-Adame.pdf

Funds Needed to Continue Mesa Counts on College

Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Mesa Counts on College grant is expiring, but the work — and the need for it — isn’t. Amy Trethaway, a city employee who is the director of Mesa Counts on College, told the City Council this week the effort will continue with new public outreach and hoped-for new sources of money. Funds needed to continue Mesa Counts on College.pdf

Scary Stuff! How Dirty are Halloween Masks?

Published Thursday, October 24, 2013

How dirty are Halloween masks? MCC's fearless Biotechnology Professor, Stan Kikkert, investigates the germ factor for 3 On Your Side:  3OYS_ Scary stuff! How dirty are Halloween masks_ _ azfamily.pdf Also appeared in other news outlets, including: and Channel 5 did their own version: