Media Coverage

Mayors Work to Improve Arizona Dropout Rates, Negative Economic Impacts

Published Friday, April 8, 2016

In 2012, more than 18,000 students failed to finish high school. That will cost Arizona $7.6 billion over their lifetimes, according to a report by the Arizona Mayor’s Education Roundtable. But if Arizonans could cut that dropout rate in half, it would generate more than $3.8 billion in economic benefits to the state, the report said. Efforts to improve rates: Mayors Work To Improve Arizona Dropout Rates, Negative Economic Impacts _ KJZZ.pdf

MCC's Red Mountain Campus Not Closing Now

Published Friday, April 8, 2016

Despite a one-two punch of declining enrollment and budget cuts, Mesa Community College has opted not to shutter its Red Mountain campus — for now. Red Mountain.pdf

Fitness: (by Craig Nolan) Why Can't I Lose Weight?

Published Thursday, April 7, 2016

Craig Nolan, a member of the Exercise Science faculty at Mesa Community College, writes about weight loss for InMaricopa publication. Fitness_ Why can’t I lose weight_ _ InMaricopa.pdf

Mesa Community College’s new website makes on-campus arts more accessible to the community

Published Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mesa's Economic Reports announces that Mesa Community College (MCC) launched a new website, The Arts at MCC (www.mesacc.edu/arts), to make it easy for members of the community learn about and attend events ranging from live music, dance, instrumental and theatrical performances to fine art shows featuring student, faculty and visiting artists, sculpture, digital, and painting works. City of Mesa _ SECOND QUARTER 2016.pdf

What Cities are Doing to Help Students

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Article lists a few examples of what Arizona cities and towns are doing to help students in their community. Mesa Counts on College, a partnership between the City of Mesa, Mesa Community College and Mesa Public Schools that seeks to double the number of low-income youth completing postsecondary programs in Mesa over the next 10 years, is mentioned. Also mentioned a growing partnership between the City of Phoenix, Maricopa Community Colleges, Phoenix Union High Schools and Valley of the Sun...

Avnet Announces Winners of 11th Annual Avnet Tech Games

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced today the winners of the 2016 Avnet Tech Games. In its 11th year, this STEM-based collegiate competition awarded 27 students with $1,000 scholarships each. Additionally, nine faculty advisors received $2,700 in honorariums for leading the winning teams to victory. Winners have been invited to attend a special tour of Avnet’s Chandler, Ariz. Global Solutions Center and will hear from Avnet executives and HR professionals about how...

Westwood High School Informs Students About Hoop of Learning Program

Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016

MPS's Westwood High School newsletter contained information on MCC's Hoop of Learning Program: Attention Native American students! Would you like to earn college credit for free? Then apply to the Hoop of Learning Program at Mesa Community College and Scottsdale Community College for the summer. The deadline to apply to take summer classes at MCC is April 15, 2016.  Westwood Warriors » Daily Announcements » April 5, 2016.pdf

'Picnic" Coming to MCC Theatre

Published Monday, April 4, 2016

Details of MCC production of 'Picnic' in Tempe Wrangler News. Page 19. Picnic Coming to MCC Theatre This Month.pdf

MCC's Wildlife Habitat Thrives; Receives Certification

Published Monday, April 4, 2016

The Groves Report and The Breeze (Nearby News) features an article on the Cienega at MCC's Red Mountain Campus, with statements by Emily Dimson and Andy Holycross.  Front cover and page 16: GrovesReport 040616 Cienega.pdf

Service to Community and Country:Mexican-American Residents of Yavapai County in the 1930s and 1940s

Published Monday, April 4, 2016

Historians, in chronicling Arizona’s eventful past, have tended to overlook the significant contributions of Mexican-heritage citizens of Prescott in the early 20th century. One was pilot Lt. Gilbert Duran Orrantia, who grew up in Clarkdale. His story was retold in Francisco Villareal’s book, Arizona’s Hispanic Flyboys. He served in combat in North Africa. Later, when was sent stateside, he became an instructor in combat tactics. After his discharge in 1945, he earned his degree in Secondary...

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