Media Coverage

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.

5 Best Things to do in Metro Phoenix

Published Monday, August 8, 2016

Phoenix New Times reports on Tempe artist Frank Gonzales who paints desert birds, plants, and small creatures – punctuating each with brightly colored lines reflecting his signature style. Classically trained in painting at Mesa Community College, he’s now a preparator for Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. See Gonzales’ work from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, at Appaloosa Library, 7377 East Silverstone Drive in Scottsdale. New Times.pdf

Grads of LifeVoice: Community College Graduates: Assets, not Liabilities for Employers

Published Monday, August 8, 2016

MCC Fashion Merchandising and Design Program Director Evonne Bowling says "Our graduates have successfully started their own businesses, been hired as costume technicians at major performing arts organizations, work as visual merchandisers and retail buyers for major department stores, or find themselves in demand as alteration technicians and tailors in fine apparel," in an interview for Forbes. Forbes.pdf

Women's Basketball Adds New Recruits

Published Monday, August 8, 2016

CSU Pueblo Today reports that every year the Colorado State University-Pueblo women’s basketball team goes out all over the country and recruits really talented basketball players, including Katie Tomlinson, a 6-foot-1-inch post player from Mesa Community College. Women’s basketball adds new recruits _ CSU-Pueblo Today.pdf

Mike Crotty Paul Brewer Quintet Celebrates Music of Thad Jones

Published Thursday, August 4, 2016 reports that The Mike Crotty/Paul Brewer Quintet intends on playing the best of Thad Jones tunes this Saturday, (Aug. 6) at 7:30 p.m., at The Nash in Phoenix. Paul Brewer is a multi-instrumental player, an educator, a former artist-in-resident, the current director of jazz studies at Mesa Community College, and a devoted fan of Thad Jones’ music.

High School Basketball Coaching Icon Royce Youree Headed to AZ Sports Hall of Fame

Published Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Arizona Republic reports that Royce Youree will be inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. Youree coached the Arizona BCI team that featured Shadow Mountain point guard Mike Bibby in the mid-1990s. He was co-coach at Mesa Community College with Tom Bennett for a while.  High school basketball coaching icon Royce Youree headed to Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.pdf and Arizona Sports 

The Best Art We Saw in Metro Phoenix in July 2016

Published Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Phoenix New Times includes Tom Klare, who teaches digital photography and computer graphics at Mesa Community College, in the list of  "Best Art." Klare's works are on view through September 11 as part of the i.d.e.a. Museum’s “Sci-Fi: Fantasy to Reality” exhibition. The Best Art We Saw in Phoenix During July 2016 _ Phoenix New Times.pdf