Media Coverage

MCC Profile: NASA Workshop Proves a Rare Treat for Budding Biotechnology Scientist

Published Saturday, December 5, 2015

Upon arriving at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Mesa Community College student Greg Howard was immediately assigned a mission: to form a theoretical space exploration company and build a rover out of a basic robotics kit in about a day.  NASA student Greg Howard.pdf

Coverage of Mesa Community College Fighting to Keep Red Mountain Campus Open

Published Thursday, December 3, 2015

A decline in enrollment at Mesa Community College’s Red Mountain location has faculty fighting to keep the 15-year old campus from closing. (See video below by Kendall Bartley/Cronkite News) Also: Community College Week News Briefs, Dec.pdf

MCC Featured on Maricopa Now

Published Thursday, December 3, 2015

MCC faculty member Palmerino Mazzucco, student Bill Melhouse and Hunger Awareness Week are featured on the December edition of Maricopa Now, the monthly TV Magazine Show of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Palermino is at minute 7:41 Hunger Awareness is at minute 23:25

Rufus Glasper to Retire as Chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges

Published Thursday, December 3, 2015

Rufus Glasper, longtime chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges, is retiring to become head of a non-profit education group in the Valley. Arizona Republic article mentions MCC at Red Mountain. Arizona Republic: Rufus Glasper to retire as chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges.pdf Phoenix Business Journal

5 Ways to Earn a College Degree, Not Increase Your Debt

Published Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Earning a college degree or a certificate can put you on the road to a successful and rewarding career. You’ll want to choose the best education options to help prevent winding up on your life’s path burdened by heavy student debt. Juan Carlos Sanchez, financial aid outreach specialist at Mesa Community College, offers some tips on the most economical ways to get quality higher education. 5 ways...

Karate Class Offered in Spring Semester (Ron Striegel)

Published Monday, November 30, 2015

Ron Striegel is the newest faculty member teaching classes in the Health Care Navigation Program at OJC (Colorado). Most of his professional life has been in the health care industry, first in nursing then spending 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry in various capacities. Most recently Ron worked as a Hospital and Patient Services manager for Fresenius Medical Care. He earned his master’s...

MCC Losing Students: Red Mountain Campus at Risk

Published Friday, November 27, 2015

Steep, relentless enrollment decline at Mesa Community College could force the dramatic downsizing or even closure of its Red Mountain campus, a 100-acre architectural jewel opened less than 15 years ago. Full-time enrollment at MCC has dropped by nearly a quarter since the 2010-11 school year and by more than a third at the Red Mountain campus specifically, according to an MCC report. Factor in...

Higher Education in Mesa: A Model for Increasing Accessibility

Published Monday, November 23, 2015

Mesa is experiencing higher education institutions, in partnership with our city and community as a whole, making tremendous strides in the right direction and perhaps providing a model for other places to follow. Higher education in Mesa_ A model for increasing accessibility - Mesa Independent _ Mesa Independent.pdf

Coverage of MCC at Red Mountain Celebrates Completion of Final Phase of Cienega

Published Sunday, November 22, 2015

Those interested in desert preservation are encouraged to join in the celebration of the completion of the final phase of the cienega at Mesa Community College at Red Mountain, 7110 E. McKellips Road. Brief remarks will be made at 3 p.m., Nov. 18 in the Cienega Circle, followed by light refreshments and guided tours of the cienega and life science laboratories in an adjacent building. Original...

MCC Anniversary Events End Year-Long Celebration

Published Sunday, November 22, 2015

MCC wrapped a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary with two multicultural festivals, one at MCC at Southern and Dobson and another at MCC at Red Mountain on Friday, Nov. 20. Mesa Community College 50th anniversary events end year-long celebration - Mesa Independent _ Mesa Independent.pdf