Media Coverage

Coverage of New Degree Program Prepares Students for Careers in Sustainable Agriculture

Published Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Beginning with the spring 2016 semester Mesa Community College will offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Sustainable Agriculture, the first of its kind in Arizona.  League for Innovation in the Community College  East Valley Tribune link - Sustainable ag degree added in Mesa - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Local News.pdf -- Benzinga 122315 sustainable-agricul.pdf...

Eastside Fire Taps Out-Of-State Candidate for New Fire Chief

Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Jeff Clark has been the fire chief for the Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department in Chandler, Arizona, for the last seven years. The Eastside Fire & Rescue board in Washington extended an offer to Clark for the open EF&R fire chief position. He has an associate of applied science and fire science from Mesa Community College, a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration...

Even St. Nick Needs Santa School

Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Mark Brenneman, a retired MCC math instructor, has been playing Santa for 43 years. Brenneman operates Santa Claus and Company, directing a grop of about 15 Santas, four Mrs. Claus' and five to nine elves. PDF

Moeur Receives Order of The Rising Sun in Phoenix

Published Sunday, December 20, 2015

Kelly Moeur, honorary consul general of Japan in Phoenix, received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from Los Angeles-based Consul General Harry Horinouchi on Nov. 19 at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix. Moeur Receives Order of the Rising Sun in Arizona.pdf

High School Auto Challenge 2016 hosted by MCC

Published Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A full-time student scholarship will be at stake when high school students from across Arizona test their automotive testing and diagnostic skills during the inaugural Maricopa Community Colleges' Arizona High School Auto Challenge.  Note: The Challenge will take place in April 2016. 

MCC at Red Mountain celebrates completion of final phase of cienega

Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The forth and final phase of the MCC cienega was the installation of educational signage. The signs were funded through a $54,736 Heritage Grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department to educate and let visitors of the sensitive nature of the coinage, and provide information on the importance and natural history of desert wetlands and the species living within this unique habitat.  UpClose...

San Xavier University in Gilbert Reaches Milestone

Published Monday, December 14, 2015

Saint Xavier University passed a huge milestone in establishing its Catholic identity by celebrating the first Mass at its new Gilbert campus Dec. 3. Saint Xavier is among four Catholic higher-education level options now available for Valley residents. The others: Benedictine University at Mesa; the University of Mary, which collaborates with Arizona State University in Tempe; and the College of...

American Campuses Act on Climate

Published Monday, December 14, 2015

MCC is one of the schools standing behind the ACAC pledge. On November 19th, 2015, the White House launched American Campuses Act on Climate (ACAC) initiative to amplify the voice of the higher-ed community in support of a strong international climate agreement in the United Nations COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. The launch included a White House roundtable with campus and business leaders...

Coverage of Automotive Challenge

Published Monday, December 14, 2015

A full-time student scholarship will be at stake when high school students from across Arizona test their automotive testing and diagnostic skills during the inaugural Maricopa Community Colleges’ Arizona High School Auto Challenge. Automotive instructors from three of the Maricopa Community Colleges that offer post-secondary degree and certificate automotive programs banded together to present...

Dr. Gerardo E. de los Santos Resigns as President and CEO, League for Innovation

Published Thursday, December 10, 2015

After nearly 17 years at the League, 10 years as President and CEO, Gerardo E. de los Santos, Ph.D., will be stepping down from his leadership role due to family health responsibilities. Dr. de los Santos earned an A.A. degree from Mesa Community College in Arizona. Dr. Gerardo E.pdf