Media Coverage

Delaware Artists Roster

Published Monday, July 17, 2017

MCC alum and artist Rosemary Connelly has her artwork in private collections throughout the United States and in Europe. The State of Delaware's website ran a profile of the artist. Delaware Artist Roster.pdf

Mitchell Morimoto Makes Loud Debut with La Crosse Loggers

Published Thursday, July 13, 2017

MCC alum Mitchell Morimoto, who made his debut with the La Crosse Loggers, is interviewed by the La Crosse Tribune. In 2016, Morimoto led the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference in batting average (.430) and triples (11). Morimoto said about MCC: “It was a good experience, I got a lot better,” Morimoto said. “It was a lot of baseball and a lot of sunny weather, it was a great experience.” lacrossetribune.pdf

Former Major Leaguers host clinic at Mingus

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017

MCC alum Ken Phelps leads free All-Stars clinics along with several fellow MLB alumni. A recent Verde Independent article features a recent clinic hosted at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Ariz.  Ken Phelps, a 2016 MCC Hall of Fame Outstanding Athlete Honoree, played Baseball for MCC in 1974 prior to his 11-year career in Major League Baseball. His career highlights include a World Series Championship in 1989 with the Oakland A’s and the American League record for the fastest to reach...

Arizona junior colleges provide viable route to professional baseball for players

Published Friday, June 30, 2017

Cronkite News reports on the less traditional junior college path for Major League Baseball players across the state.  JUCO baseball programs thrive in Arizona.pdf

High-paying careers that don’t require four years of college

Published Friday, June 30, 2017 reports on five high-paying jobs that do not require a bachelor's degree, instead only need a few credits from any of the Maricopa County Community College District colleges. High-paying careers that don’t require four years of college.pdf

MCCCD Governing Board Votes to Appeal Ruling on DACA Student Tuition

Published Thursday, June 29, 2017

KJZZ reports on the question of whether undocumented immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be eligible for in-state tuition will be going back to court. By a one-vote margin the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board voted to appeal the case. MCC student Ezekiel Santos is quoted. KJZZ The Show.pdf

Planning at MCC-Integrated and Informed for Our Improvement

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MCC's Matt Ashcraft and Craig Jacobsen explain the college's Informed Improvement Process in the April-June 2017 edition of Planning for Higher Education Journal. The article will also be featured in an upcoming issue of the Society for College and University Planning's The SCUP Scan. Planning for HigherEd Jrnl - Informed Improvement .pdf

MCC Sets Record with 35 NJCAA Academic Student Athlete Award Winners

Published Tuesday, June 27, 2017

My News Mesa reported that the 2016-2017 athletic season for the Mesa Community College Thunderbirds saw a Valley of the Sun Bowl victory, five region championships and the icing on the cake, a national championship. But just as crucial as success in game competition is success in the classroom. MCC sets record with 35 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award winners, MyNewsMesa.pdf

Coming Up Roses

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Rose Garden at Mesa Community College is featured in the Arizona Republic's special on desert rose gardens.  Excerpt: "Although the gardens at Sahuaro Ranch and Encanto Park have historic cred, the Rose Garden at at Mesa Community College earns fame as the largest in the desert Southwest, with nearly 10,000 plants over 3.5 acres." This article does not appear online on AZ Central, but can be accessed at on page ZL03. PDF:  Rose Garden, AZ Republic...

No More In-State Tuition for Dreamers

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017

KTVK features a comment from Mesa Community College student Ezequiel Santos, DACA recipient, on segment titled "No More In-State Tuition for Dreamers." Santos is also quoted in a New Times article, "DACA Students Hot, Vow to Fight Court Ruling." video unavailable New Times DACA Students Hot.pdf