Media Coverage

McDonald's Partners to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds, Help Gardens Grow

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mesa Community College (MCC) Urban Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture programs and McDonald’s are partnering in a new coffee grounds recycling initiative to help its gardens grow. MCC Urban Horticulture faculty pick up used coffee grounds weekly from the Southern & Longmore McDonald’s restaurant and add them to the school’s urban garden compost. McDonald's partners to recycle used...

ASU Startup School in Mesa builds business skills — for free

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Faculty from MCC's Entrepreneurial Center will teach evening workshops at ASU Startup School in Mesa.  Individuals who complete all sessions in the start-up school will be eligible for entry into the MCC Entrepreneurship Certificate program, with one of the introductory courses waived. ASU Startup School in Mesa builds business skills — for free.pdf

Walk this Way: Top Trails to Experience Desert Beauty

Published Monday, February 22, 2016

Whether your idea of natural beauty is flowers, waterways, mountains or the desert, Arizona has lots of options to explore the wildlife and the beauty of the West. The Rose Garden at MCC is included in the list. Walk This Way_ Top Trails to Experience Desert Beauty.pdf

PBS Coverage of Red Mountain Pupfish

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016

An endangered little bulldog of a fish took another step toward recovery recently, when over 300 desert pupfish were released into a refuge pond on the Red Mountain campus of Mesa Community College. Pupfish.pdf video at link below

Goodwill Visit Yields Treasure Trove of MCC Yearbooks

Published Friday, February 19, 2016

Writer Jay Marks finds a remarkable collection of Mesa Community College yearbooks, starting with the very first edition in 1965. Yearbooks.pdf

College Attorney Argues Arizona Dreamers Entitled to In-State Tuition

Published Friday, February 19, 2016

Dreamers are here legally and entitled to the same lower tuition as other Arizona residents, an attorney for the state's largest community college system is arguing. College attorney argues Arizona dreamers entitled to in-state tuition - Your West Valley News_ Valley & State.pdf

Mesa Independent Coverage of Aspen Award, Sustainable Agriculture Degree, RM 2-4-1, Cover Page of 2015 Highlights

Published Friday, February 19, 2016

Mesa Independent coverage from four issues: Feb. 10, Aspen Award: MesaIndependentAspen Award.pdf Jan. 20, Sustainable Agriculture: MesaIndependent Sustainable Agriculture.pdf Jan. 5, Red Mountain 2-4-1: MesaIndependent RM 2-4-1.pdf Dec. 30, 2015 Highlights Cover Page with Cienega photo: MesaIndependent Cover Page RM.pdf

Cottonwood's Bob Oliphant a Relentless Advocate for Verde Valley College

Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Interview with Cottonwood's Bob Oliphant, who discusses community colleges. Cottonwood's Bob Oliphant a relentless advocate for Verde Valley college - The Verde Independent - Cottonwood, Arizona.pdf

Maricopa Community Colleges are Thriving, but Need a Long-Term Funding Fix

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016

As Chancellor Rufus Glasper prepares to wrap up a 30-year career with Maricopa County Community College District, he reflects on how the district has evolved and what the future may hold for this venerable institution. Maricopa Community Colleges are thriving, but need a long-term funding fix.pdf

SCC, McDonald's Partner to Use Recycled Coffee in Garden

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Scottsdale McDonald’s restaurant at Indian Bend and Loop 101 is partnering with Scottsdale Community College Garden Club in a new coffee grounds recycling initiative. MCC and Rio Salado College are also participating in the program. SCC, McDonald's partner to use recycled coffee in gardens - Scottsdale Independent _ Scottsdale Independent.pdf