Media Coverage

Private College Offers Online Certificates

Published Thursday, October 8, 2015

The College of St. Scholastica, a private Catholic Benedictine school, offers access to online graduate-level certificate programs to Arizona students. St. Scholastica recently launched a social work program in partnership with Mesa Community College. Private college offers online certificates - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Local News.pdf

'Very Driven' Marana Man Seeks Best Warrior Crown

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Spc. Bryce Parker, a Mesa Community College student and a civil affairs specialist, is competing with 12 other soldiers in the Army’s Best Warrior competition. Very driven’ Marana man seeks Best Warrior crown.pdf

Newlywed Game: ASU Athletics Edition

Published Monday, October 5, 2015

Kizzy and Rathen Ricedorff competed in the Newlywed Game with the ASU State Press. Rathen attends Mesa Community College and is currently the starting quarterback.  Newlywed game_ ASU athletics edition - The State Press.pdf

Young Immigrants Fight for Health Care

Published Monday, October 5, 2015

Cesar Calderon, 26, knows what it means to be shut out of insurance. A DACA recipient and student at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona, he has been disabled since he was nearly killed in a car crash in 2006. After spending several weeks in a coma in an Arizona hospital, the staff there decided to transfer him to a clinic in Mexico in a controversial practice known as medical repatriation,...

Maricopa Community Colleges Sends Security Advisory to Students in Wake of Oregon Shooting

Published Sunday, October 4, 2015

Students and teachers should be ready to fight for the lives and attack mass shooters if necessary, according to a security alert by one of the largest community college systems in the U.S. The advisory was sent to students at the Maricopa Community Colleges after Thursday’s killings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, gives tips on how to escape and hide from "active shooters."...

(Coverage of) FLCC Awarded $1.5M for Research

Published Saturday, October 3, 2015

The National Science Foundation has awarded Finger Lakes Community College a $1.5 million grant to continue its work in developing undergraduate research programs in its classrooms and laboratories and at other community colleges across the country. The success of the pilot led to a $3.35 million grant and the establishment of CCURI in 2011. Since then, CCURI has developed a network of 60...

City of Mesa, Economic Reporter

Published Friday, October 2, 2015

Mesa Community College (MCC) has been awarded a TRIO Student Support Services Grant (SSS) from the U.S. Department of Education to help college students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in obtaining a higher education. MCC will receive $220,000 annually for five years to increase retention, graduation, and transfer rates of eligible students. City of Mesa _ FOURTH QUARTER 2015...

MCC Program is One of 22 Educational Programs Changing the Food System

Published Monday, September 28, 2015

Food Tank has rounded up a list of 22 programs, both nationally and internationally, that integrate food into their curriculums. These programs include the culinary arts, farming practicum, food security degrees, and food justice studies. MCC's Sustainable Food Systems Program is one of those programs. MCC offers both a degree and a certificate in Sustainable Food Systems. Both options provide...

Four Community College Athletes Earn Weekly Honors

Published Friday, September 25, 2015

Aeron Carr and Rathen Ricedorff of Mesa Community College were named WSFL players of the week on special teams and offense, respectively, for their performances in a double-overtime 55-52 victory over Phoenix College. Four community college athletes earn weekly honors.pdf

ASU's Ricedorff Learns Early About Marriage Challenges

Published Thursday, September 24, 2015

Kizzy Ricedorff was in celebration mode, signing autographs after Arizona State volleyball's upset of then No. 6 Illinois last Saturday when she learned that her husband Rathen, playing quarterback a few miles away for Mesa Community College, had suffered a serious hand injury. ASU's Ricedorff learns early about marriage challenges.pdf