Media Coverage

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...

Partnership with THINKSpot Helps MCC Recruit Entrepreneur Students

Published Monday, April 4, 2016

MCC Business Faculty, Kristine Ouzts, has partnered with the City of Mesa ThinkSpot to recruit students for the MCC Entrepreneur Certificate Program. Partnership with THINKspot Helps MCC Recruit Entrepreneur Students.pdf

ASU spells success for new military advocate

Published Monday, April 4, 2016

Kelley Stewart, MCC and ASU alumna, is the newest military advocate at the Pat Tillman Veterans Center. ASU spells success for new military advocate _ ASU Now.pdf

Center Stage: Kent Burnham on Making Shakespeare Accessible to Students

Published Friday, April 1, 2016

Kent Burnham, adjunct professor at Mesa Community College and associate artistic director and director of education and outreach at Southwest Shakespeare Company, tells how the appeal of Shakespeare lies in its timelessness.

Coverage: Real Life Emergency Scenarios for First Responder Trainees

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Video coverage of the Immersive Total Patient Management Exercise from Wednesday and Thursday at MCC's Downtown Center. MCC students created life-like scenarios to aid in the training of tomorrow's first responders and medical professionals. Channel 3 AZ Family coverage of "Real Life Emergency Scenarios for First Responder Trainees." and  Channel 3 AZ Family coverage of "First Responders Train for Real World Scenarios." Fox Channel 10,  Arizona Morning @ 9 a.m. segment does not appear...

Poet Josh Rathkamp to host workshop, reading at Art Intersection

Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016

As part of a series celebrating National Poetry Month, poet Josh Rathkamp hosted a community writing workshop at the Art Intersection Gallery in downtown Gilbert, AZ on Thursday, April 7. During the workshop, participants learned how to “overcome writers block and use art and rituals as a form of creative inspiration.” Poet Josh Rathkamp.pdf

Coverage of "D-backs Hire Their First Female Athletic Trainer"

Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired their first female athletic trainer. She works at MCC. The team announced Tuesday Kelly Boyce has been hired as the minor league athletic trainer for the team's Rookie League Team. 12 News, Diamondbacks hire 1st female head trainer _ 12NEWS.pdf and Tempe Wrangler News, AthleticTrainerWranglerNews.pdf and D-backs hire their first female athletic trainer - azfamily.pdf and

MCC Theatre Presents "Picnic"

Published Monday, March 28, 2016

Mesa Community College Theatre and Film Arts Department will present the play “Picnic” at 7:30 p.m. April 22-23 and 28-29 and at 2 p.m. April 23 and 30 at the MCC Theatre on the south side of MCC’s campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave. in Mesa. Tickets, ranging from $9 to $12, are available by calling the MCC Box Office at 480-461-7172, online at or at the door. Mesa Community College Theatre presents the play ‘Picnic’ _ Mesa Independent.pdf

Cosmic Fractures: Beatriz Cortez's Simultaneous Realities

Published Thursday, March 24, 2016

In artist Beatriz Cortez's installations, cracks and crevices are a consistent clue to the fractured existence she has experienced in her life. As an immigrant artist, Cortez says that living in Arizona taught her about how difficult it is for immigrants to negotiate daily life in an environment often hostile to outsiders. “The community of students [at Mesa Community College in Arizona] really helped me survive the shock of immigration in a most creative environment,” Cortez said. Cosmic...

Jaguar Club of Central Arizona -- Internships Offered to MCC Auto Performance Students

Published Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bryce Bond, Mesa Community College, automotive performance faculty member, and Robert Bronstein, president of the Jaguar Club of Central Arizona (member of the Jaguar Clubs of North America), announced their collaboration in extending several internships to MCC automotive performance students beginning in April, according to a press release. Jaguar Club of Central Arizona internships offered _ Mesa Independent.pdf