Media Coverage

Track's Tonnesen Aims for NCAA title, Olympics

Published Monday, February 1, 2016

Qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, an appearance in the 2015 World Championships, Pac-12 Conference field athlete of the year, Pac-12 champion and a second place finish in the 2015 NCAA Championships.  These are just some of the achievements and accolades Pau Tonnesen, MCC track and field alum, has obtained over his past two seasons competing for the Arizona track and field team.  Arizona Daily Wildcat __ Track's Tonnesen aims for NCAA title, Olympics.pdf

Tilt Gallery gears up for 11th Anniversary

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tilt Art Gallery, founded by MCC alumnae Melanie and Melanie Craven, will host a lecture and presentation of process by Ron Bimrose, Artist & Educator of Fine Art at Mesa Community College on March 10 at 6pm. Tilt Gallery gears up for 11th Anniversary _ AZ Big Media.pdf

Courtney Guinn Pursuing Mesa D1 City Council Seat

Published Thursday, January 28, 2016

Courtney Guinn is the third candidate to make a bid for Mesa's District 1 City Council seat, which will change hands when Councilman Dave Richins steps down next January.  The city has said it wants to encourage pedestrian activity and connect the district's residential areas to assets such as Mesa Community College and Banner Desert and Cardon Children's medical centers. Courtney Guinn pursuing Mesa D1 City Council seat.pdf

16 For '16: The Up-and-Coming Metro Phoenix Bands to Watch this Year

Published Thursday, January 28, 2016

Local band Harrison Fjord is named one of the up-and-coming Phoenix metro bands. The bands began in the choir room at Chandler High School and most of them now attend Mesa Community College. 16 Metro Phoenix Bands to Watch in 2016 _ Phoenix New Times.pdf

MCC Named as One of Top 150 Community Colleges in the Country

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Mesa Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student scholarships. Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Aspen.pdf and Eight...

(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