Media Coverage

Arizona Proposes Draft Math, English Language Arts Standards for K-12

Published Monday, August 22, 2016

KJZZ reports that teachers, education advocates and the Arizona Board of education applauded revised English language arts and math standards. Nora Reyes, vice provost at Mesa Community College’s Red Mountain Campus and member of the standards development committee, comments on the revised standards.  Arizona Proposes Draft Math, English Language Arts Standards For K-12 _ KJZZ.pdf

Student Rep for Arizona's Professional Social Workers Studies at St. Scholastica

Published Friday, August 19, 2016

The Catholic Sun reports that Golda Miller, a student in The College of St. Scholastica’s social work program, was recently elected by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Arizona Chapter to sit on its board as a Student Representative for the 2016 fiscal year. The cohort-based curriculum is offered in a blended format of on-campus and online courses is available in six locations across the country and at Phoenix College and Mesa Community College in Arizona. Student rep for...

Tempe Native Competes for Spain in Olympic Decathlon

Published Thursday, August 18, 2016

12 News reporter Monique Griego reports, "On the track of Mesa Community College is where Coach Steve Jacobs first planted a seed that would grow into an Olympic dream for MCC alum Pau Tonnesen." Tempe native competes for Spain in Olympic decathlon _ 12NEWS.pdf

Mesa Could Get Professional Soccer Team in 2017

Published Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Chandler businessman Scott Taylor announced the founding of Football Club Arizona, a new pro soccer team he expects to have playing at Mesa Community College by March 2017. Mesa could get professional soccer team in 2017.pdf and KJZZ on 9/16/2016

Undergrads Overcome Adversity to Achieve Success at ASU

Published Monday, August 15, 2016

ASU tells the story of three remarkable undergraduates at Arizona State University who have persevered in the face of adversity – breaking cultural barriers, overcoming learning deficiencies and resolving financial difficulties — to achieve academic and personal success. One of them is MCC student Randy L. Watson II, a molecular biosciences and biotechnology major, has been on a similar journey to find a fulfilling career. He worked in construction, fabrication and behavioral health before...

Breaking Stereotypes: Beyond the Box

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016

TedxChandler Library reports on MCC student Ty Promreuk in an article about the stereotypes of today's teens. In reality, teens are builders, writers, composers, entrepreneurs, and so much more.  TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary _ TED.pdf

STEP Program Participant Now Ivy-Bound

Published Friday, August 12, 2016

The AZ Informant reports that Mesa Community College Professor Dr. Karen Hardin developed an academic enrichment program in which students reach academic accomplishments in higher learning institutions. One student, Malcolm Temple, has landed admission at the nation’s top Ivy League college this fall – Harvard. STEP Program Participant Now Ivy-Bound.pdf

Getting to Know Ted Gremmel

Published Friday, August 12, 2016 reports that MCC alum Ted Gremmel is a Republican candidate for Pinal County Treasurer who has worked for the sheriff’s office and the county attorney’s office. He is in a primary race agains Michael McCord. MCC Alum.pdf

Asperger's Diagnosis at 18 is Life Changing--In a Good Way

Published Friday, August 12, 2016

Raising AZ Kids reports how Niya Stephenson, now an MCC student, was diagnosed as having Asperger’s syndrome at age 18. Aspergers.pdf

List of Famous Hispanic Ballplayers

Published Friday, August 12, 2016

From Ranker's list of Famous Hispanic Ballpayers: Albert Anthony "Albie" Lopez is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He graduated from Mesa Community College. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 20th round of the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft. Lopez spent 5 years with the Indians, compiling a record of 12-14 with a 5.99 ERA between 1993 to 1997.