Media Coverage

(3 topics on one AZ Republic page) Michael Crow Heads Search for Chancellor, Administrator Tapped for Interim, 8 Community Colleges Recognized Nationally

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016

3 topics on one page in the AZ Republic: 1. A search committee co-chaired by Arizona State University  President Michael Crow plans to move fast to find a replacement for outgoing Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor Rufus Glasper. 2. Maria Harper-Marinick, executive vice chancellor and provost of Maricopa Community Colleges, was approved by the district's governing board Tuesday to serve as interim chancellor during the transition period. 3. Eight Maricopa Community Colleges were honored...

Community Colleges Cash in as College Costs Soar

Published Tuesday, January 26, 2016

As the cost of college continues to climb, students are looking for affordable options and Arizona’s community colleges are looking to cash in. The schools are attracting new students by being available 24/7. The report examines MCC's Red Mountain 2-4-1 schedule. AZ Family and Tucson News Now: Video Link: Community colleges cash in as college costs soar - Tucson News Now.pdf

Community Colleges Power Up Video Game Programs

Published Monday, January 25, 2016

Mesa Community College near Phoenix, Arizona, gives game technology students "an introduction to game design, programming and content creation, with a focus on production," says occupational program director Burton Borlongan. Those who focus on programming are well prepared because "the curriculum is platform neutral; it isn't focused on any one game console or mobile phone." Community Colleges Power Up Video Game Programs - US News.pdf Part 2 Community Colleges Power Up Video Game Programs...

The View from Arizona--Glasper Retirement

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Rufus Glasper is retiring after 30 years as an administrator at Arizona's Maricopa Community College. He spoke about the evolution of two-year colleges, challenges in Arizona and Maricopa's future to Inside Higher Ed. Retiring Maricopa chancellor reflects on 30 years at the Arizona community college.pdf

Ward Shares Success Path At Mesa Community College

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cameren Ward talks about his role as student services specialist in Mesa Community College’s Testing Services Center. 2016-01-13 AZ Informant Cameren Ward.doc(1).pdf

NIMS Awards National Accreditation to Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Published Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mesa Community College has set a new height in the thirty-six year history of its Manufacturing Technology program, a vital component of the Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) at the college. As of December 10, 2015 the program received NIMS Accreditation, the highest benchmark for metalworking training in the United States as based on national, industry- written and industry-driven skills standards. NIMS Awards National Accreditation to Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute...

Mesa Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with Several Special Events

Published Friday, January 15, 2016

MCC President Dr. Shouan Pan and four MCC students will be recognized as the City of Mesa remembers the leadership and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with several celebrations. The events are organized by the Mesa Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 and Monday, Jan. 18, which is Martin Luther King (MLK) Day. Mesa remembers Dr_ Martin Luther King Jr.pdf

The World's First Aquaponics Documentary Film Planned

Published Monday, January 11, 2016

Karney Hatch, director of “Plant This Movie”, and Maribou Latour, host and creator of the Visonary Aquaponics podcast, are teaming up to make a documentary about aquaponics around the world. They will visit and report on some of the most exciting aquaponics projects in the world today. MCC is named to that list. The World’s First Aquaponics Documentary Film planned — City Farmer News.pdf and Before It's News

Boys & Girls Club Program Prepares Teens for Life after High School

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Article about the Be Great Graduate program at Boys & Girls Club, a college prep/readiness course for underprivileged teens. Student Vanessa Hernandez mentions MCC as a college option. Boys and Girls Club.pdf

New Frontiers Newsletter

Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Frontiers newsletter notes the NF increase in MCC student scholarships from three $1000, to five $1000 scholarships for 2015-16. Also, the Office of Community Partnerships with Pat Esparza and Neva Hansen will move to the Red Mountain Campus in mid March. Volume 24 Issue 3 (Revised).pdf