Media Coverage

Student with Vision to Help Heal World Transfers into ASU with Prestigious Scholarship

Published Thursday, August 25, 2016

MCC alum Jacob Sorenson’s resume reads like that of a seasoned professional. This fall, he has transferred into Arizona State University as a junior majoring in applied biological sciences at the Polytechnic campus and a student in Barrett, The Honors College. Sorenson’s studies at ASU will be supported by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. He is one of 75 outstanding community college students from 21 states to receive the scholarship this year. Student with...

E-Learning, the Digital Divide and Student Success at Community Colleges

Published Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Robert Soza, a residential English faculty member at Mesa Community College and the Maricopa Community Colleges Faculty Association President, is co-author of this article in EDUCAUSE Review about E-Learning and Student Success. E-Learning, the Digital Divide, and Student Success at Community Colleges _ EDUCAUSE.pdf

Study: Arizona Among Best States for Community Colleges

Published Tuesday, August 23, 2016

KJZZ reports that the personal finance website, WalletHub, ranks Arizona among best states for community colleges. Study_ Arizona Among Best States For Community Colleges _ KJZZ.pdf

T-Bird to GB Packers Secondary Projection

Published Monday, August 22, 2016 provides update on MCC alum Damarius Randall and the Green Bay Packers.  2016 Green Bay Packers Secondary Projection » Last Word On Sports.pdf

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