Media Coverage

Mesa Community College Online Offerings Garner National Acclaim

Published Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mesa Community College (MCC) has been named one of the top online colleges in Arizona by Accredited Schools Online, a resource for students looking for online college and university programs. Online: East Valley Tribune and In Your Community - East Valley Tribune_ Arizona.pdf Mesa Community College Online Offerings Garner National Acclaim _ Mesa News.pdf

MCC Introduces New Degree

Published Friday, February 5, 2016

MCC's new sustainable agriculture degree,  introduced this spring semester under MCC’s Urban Horticulture program, focuses on landscape design, landscape contracting and management, nursery and greenhouse operations. Urban Farming.pdf

Report Stresses Need for Real Research in Undergraduate Classes

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Its findings arise from a meeting of educators and scientists called by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on including "discovery-based" research in undergraduate courses. Niccole Cerveny, a geography professor at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz., developed one of the models of undergraduate research highlighted in the December 2015 report. She believes undergraduate research should be heavily emphasized in course work. Undergraduate Research.pdf

Politics Unplugged

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MCC President Dr. Shouan Pan is interviewed about the state of public education on Politics Unplugged on AZ Family Channel 3. View: Politics Unplugged  MCC coverage is at 16:40 Dr. Pan is at 18:55

5 Things to Know About FAFSA

Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Looking for ways to pay for college?  Juan Carlos Sanchez, financial aid outreach specialist at Mesa Community College, says your first, go-to resource is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA. This one application unlocks a trove of federal grants, scholarships, loans and more!  5 things to know about FAFSA.pdf

Track's Tonnesen Aims for NCAA title, Olympics

Published Monday, February 1, 2016

Qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, an appearance in the 2015 World Championships, Pac-12 Conference field athlete of the year, Pac-12 champion and a second place finish in the 2015 NCAA Championships.  These are just some of the achievements and accolades Pau Tonnesen, MCC track and field alum, has obtained over his past two seasons competing for the Arizona track and field team.  Arizona Daily Wildcat __ Track's Tonnesen aims for NCAA title, Olympics.pdf

Tilt Gallery gears up for 11th Anniversary

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tilt Art Gallery, founded by MCC alumnae Melanie and Melanie Craven, will host a lecture and presentation of process by Ron Bimrose, Artist & Educator of Fine Art at Mesa Community College on March 10 at 6pm. Tilt Gallery gears up for 11th Anniversary _ AZ Big Media.pdf

Courtney Guinn Pursuing Mesa D1 City Council Seat

Published Thursday, January 28, 2016

Courtney Guinn is the third candidate to make a bid for Mesa's District 1 City Council seat, which will change hands when Councilman Dave Richins steps down next January.  The city has said it wants to encourage pedestrian activity and connect the district's residential areas to assets such as Mesa Community College and Banner Desert and Cardon Children's medical centers. Courtney Guinn pursuing Mesa D1 City Council seat.pdf

16 For '16: The Up-and-Coming Metro Phoenix Bands to Watch this Year

Published Thursday, January 28, 2016

Local band Harrison Fjord is named one of the up-and-coming Phoenix metro bands. The bands began in the choir room at Chandler High School and most of them now attend Mesa Community College. 16 Metro Phoenix Bands to Watch in 2016 _ Phoenix New Times.pdf

MCC Named as One of Top 150 Community Colleges in the Country

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Mesa Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships. Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Aspen.pdf and Eight...