Media Coverage

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

Palo Verde Chapter SAR January Meeting

Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The January speaker for the Palo Verde Chapter of SAR is Theo Heap, a "Man for All Seasons" at Mesa Community College. Beginning in 1965, he was Athletic Director and Associate Dean of Students for 10 years, Dean of Admissions for one year, Dean of Administrative Services for two years, and President for eight years. The Sons of the American Revolution is a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit organization. The Palo Verde chapter is in Arizona. Palo Verde Chapter SAR January...

Strathmore's Who's Who Honors Dianna M. Johnson as a 2016 Professional of the Year

Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Dianna M. Johnson, of Mesa, Arizona, has recently been recognized as a Strathmore’s Who’s Who Professional of the Year for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of roofing. She is an MCC alum. Strathmore’s Who’s Who Honors Dianna M. Johnson as a 2016 Professional of the Year - PR.pdf

Four Ways to Federally Fund College

Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, called the FAFSA, opens the door to federal funding for college. Juan Carlos Sanchez, financial aid outreach specialist at Mesa Community College, says in recent years, the application has become more user friendly. In February, MCC hosts a College Goal FASFA Day dedicated to helping students and parents fill out the federal form. Sponsor Story_ 4 ways to federally fund college.pdf

Barmettler Chosen as First Benedictine-Mesa Soccer Coach Ever

Published Monday, January 4, 2016

Benedictine University at Mesa is proud to announce the appointment of Tim Barmettler as the first-ever head men's and women's soccer coach at the University. Barmettler's most recent coaching stop was at Mesa Community College, where he has been coaching since 2012. He helped revitalize the men's soccer program that hadn't reached the postseason in seven years, turning it into a perennial contender, reaching the ACCAC Regional Tournament in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Barmettler Chosen As First...

A Departing Chancellor Reflects on the Past

Published Monday, January 4, 2016

After almost 30 years with the Maricopa County Community College District, in Arizona, with 13 of those years as chancellor, Rufus Glasper will be leaving his post in February to become president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College. A Departing Chancellor Reflects on the PastAACC 21st Century Virtual Center.pdf

Letter: Arizona must hate working-class students

Published Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Letter to the editor: "It must be tough to be a poor, working-class student attending college in Arizona. Little attention seems to be paid to the dramatic cuts made to higher education in both community colleges and our three state universities." Arizona must hate working-class students.pdf

Coverage of New Degree Program Prepares Students for Careers in Sustainable Agriculture

Published Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Beginning with the spring 2016 semester Mesa Community College will offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Sustainable Agriculture, the first of its kind in Arizona.  League for Innovation in the Community College  East Valley Tribune link - Sustainable ag degree added in Mesa - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Local News.pdf -- Benzinga 122315 sustainable-agricul.pdf Living Architecture Daily link -- Living Architecture Daily_ Solutions for Change takes aquaponics...

Eastside Fire Taps Out-Of-State Candidate for New Fire Chief

Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Jeff Clark has been the fire chief for the Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department in Chandler, Arizona, for the last seven years. The Eastside Fire & Rescue board in Washington extended an offer to Clark for the open EF&R fire chief position. He has an associate of applied science and fire science from Mesa Community College, a bachelor’s degree in public safety administration from Grand Canyon University and a master of administration from Northern Arizona University. Eastside...

Even St. Nick Needs Santa School

Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Mark Brenneman, a retired MCC math instructor, has been playing Santa for 43 years. Brenneman operates Santa Claus and Company, directing a group of about 15 Santas, four Mrs. Claus' and five to nine elves. PDF