Media Coverage

For High Pay, Try Video-Game Industry

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Arizona Republic reports that the Entertainment Software Association says average compensation for jobs in the video game industry is about $97,000 a year. More than 400 U.S. colleges and universities now offer coursework in programming, graphic design and other disciplines that students use in the video-gaming industry, including Mesa Community College. For High Pay, Try Video-Game Industry.pdf

Pause for Applause, Kelly Boyce

Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Illinois State University features Kelly Boyce in Pause for Applause. The Arizona Diamondbacks, a professional baseball franchise, named Kelly Boyce its first female head athletic trainer in the team’s history. Boyce, who completed a three-year internship with the team, is also a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Mesa Community College. Pause for Applause, Kelli Boyce.pdf

ASU Aims to Increase Numbers of Online Students and Community College Transfers

Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The ASU State Press reports that ASU has outlined a plan that could increase financial aid to students transferring from Arizona's community colleges. MCC transfer student Derek Fermaint is interviewed. ASU aims to increase number of online students and community college transfers.pdf

Playwright Steve Yockey Heads to Mesa with DGF's Traveling Master's Program

Published Monday, February 13, 2017

Broadway World reports that Steve Yockey (Very Still & Hard to See, Blackberry Winter) joins the Dramatists Guild Fund's Traveling Masters Program to work with student writers and offer feedback on their plays at Mesa Community College on February 16 & 17, during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Playwright Steve Yockey Headed to Mesa with DGF's Traveling Masters Program.pdf


Published Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cronkite News reports on the process of Aquaponics and interviews Dr. George Brooks, Jr., who teaches the subject at MCC. Video

Former T-Bird, Adam Sonabend, Hosts Baseball Camp for Foster Children

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My News Mesa reports that former Mesa Thunderbird and current San Francisco Giant minor league baseball player, Adam Sonabend, with help from about 15 other major leaguers, made that dream a reality for 50 children who live in foster care around the Valley. Former T-Bird Hosts Baseball Camp.pdf

MCC Announces Spring 2017 Arts Season

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My News Mesa and the Tempe Wrangler News report that Mesa Community College announced its spring 2017 arts season. Performances and exhibitions feature work by up-and-coming student artists as well as renowned master artists. MyNewsMesa.pdf Tempe Wrangler: MCC Arts Season.pdf and page 19 of

The Desert Reimagined with Artist Frank Gonzales

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The New Times features Arizona native Frank Gonzales, a skilled artist who creates imaginative acrylic paintings that capture the essence of the Sonoran desert. He studied painting at MCC. Frank Gonzales.pdf

Talent Search: Finding Potential to Fill the Need for Future Engineers

Published Monday, February 6, 2017

ASU Full Circle reports on a grant that will provide $5 million over the next five years for ASU's Fulton Schools to partner with nine Arizona community colleges with aim of putting more students into the community college-to-ASU pipeline toward careers in engineering and related science and technology fields. The partner schools are Central Arizona College, Eastern Arizona College, Estrella Mountain Community College, Glendale Community College, Mesa Community College, Mohave Community College...

FC Arizona Soccer to be Played in Mesa

Published Friday, February 3, 2017

Mesa Independent reports that the long, excruciating wait for die-hard soccer fans in Mesa is finally over. FC Arizona is bringing the world’s most popular sport to town starting in March and maybe even a championship. FC Arizona opens its inaugural season March 4 at John D. Riggs stadium at Mesa Community College. The website is FC Arizona soccer at MCC.pdf