Media Coverage

High-paying careers that don’t require four years of college

Published Friday, June 30, 2017 reports on five high-paying jobs that do not require a bachelor's degree, instead only need a few credits from any of the Maricopa County Community College District colleges. High-paying careers that don’t require four years of college.pdf

MCCCD Governing Board Votes to Appeal Ruling on DACA Student Tuition

Published Thursday, June 29, 2017

KJZZ reports on the question of whether undocumented immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be eligible for in-state tuition will be going back to court. By a one-vote margin the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board voted to appeal the case. MCC student Ezekiel Santos is quoted. KJZZ The Show.pdf

Planning at MCC-Integrated and Informed for Our Improvement

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MCC's Matt Ashcraft and Craig Jacobsen explain the college's Informed Improvement Process in the April-June 2017 edition of Planning for Higher Education Journal. The article will also be featured in an upcoming issue of the Society for College and University Planning's The SCUP Scan. Planning for HigherEd Jrnl - Informed Improvement .pdf

MCC Sets Record with 35 NJCAA Academic Student Athlete Award Winners

Published Tuesday, June 27, 2017

My News Mesa reported that the 2016-2017 athletic season for the Mesa Community College Thunderbirds saw a Valley of the Sun Bowl victory, five region championships and the icing on the cake, a national championship. But just as crucial as success in game competition is success in the classroom. MCC sets record with 35 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award winners, MyNewsMesa.pdf

Coming Up Roses

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Rose Garden at Mesa Community College is featured in the Arizona Republic's special on desert rose gardens.  Excerpt: "Although the gardens at Sahuaro Ranch and Encanto Park have historic cred, the Rose Garden at at Mesa Community College earns fame as the largest in the desert Southwest, with nearly 10,000 plants over 3.5 acres." This article does not appear online on AZ Central, but can be accessed at on page ZL03. PDF:  Rose Garden, AZ Republic...

No More In-State Tuition for Dreamers

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017

KTVK features a comment from Mesa Community College student Ezequiel Santos, DACA recipient, on segment titled "No More In-State Tuition for Dreamers." Santos is also quoted in a New Times article, "DACA Students Hot, Vow to Fight Court Ruling." video unavailable New Times DACA Students Hot.pdf

Where Are They Now? 2011 Grad Jessie Whitfield Wins Digital Photo Booth Business

Published Thursday, June 15, 2017

ASU Honors College reports that Jessie Whitfield, who now owns her own digital photo booth business, transferred into ASU and Barrett from Mesa Community College’s honors program. She said her undergraduate experience prepared her for her current endeavors. Jessie Whitfield.pdf

Local graduate plans to open Christmas tree, blueberry farm

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SanTan Sun News reports Elaine Atwood of Chandler, who earned two associate degrees in applied sciences from Mesa Community College, plans to open a Christmas tree and blueberry farm. Local graduate plans to open Christmas tree, blueberry farm SanTan Sun News.pdf

Mystery Guest Coach John Guerrero on Mesa Morning Live

Published Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mesa Morning Live chose MCC Golf Coach John Guerrero and the MCC Golf Team as the Mystery Guests, announcing the national championship. Mesa Morning Live

MCTV Monthly Programming for June

Published Monday, June 12, 2017

MCC is featured several times in MCTV Monthly Programming for June. MNOW MCTV Interview with MCC Theatre Student Cedar Cody at 15:30 at Artists of Promise event. Linda Speranza is also shown at event. Hispanic convocation with MCC veteran Oscar Barron 29:30 Inside Sports Coaches corner with Alfonso Barragan - first generation student 5:57 FB head Coach Ryan Felker 8:50 until approve 14:30 Spirit of the Arts Features MCC Theatre...