Media Coverage

Pair of Valley College Athletes

Published Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mesa Community College quarterback Rathen Ricedorff and Paradise Valley soccer star Megan Schulze don’t know each other, but they have more in common than they realize. Both players are Phoenix natives who left the Valley for short periods of time but found their way back. Ricedorff grew up in Mesa. His father was an assistant coach on the MCC football team for two years, and the father’s...

Mesa, Starbucks Clash Over Coffee-Shop Design

Published Thursday, September 24, 2015

Update on Fiesta District changes. Mesa, Starbucks clash over coffee-shop design.pdf

Learn Skills Ranging From Coding to 3-D Printing at Maker Spaces

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Article about the local maker movement with quote from Mesa Community College employee Paul Hickey. The movement, still in its infancy, embraces technological change. It brings people together in community spaces to make things, and make them better. "Paul Hickey, 31, of Chandler, was in the back, using the laser cutter to make an acrylic plaque.  He said it’s not difficult to use the machine...

MCC Invites Public to Tour Student Success Center & MCC Partners with St. Scholastica

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015

-The public is invited to tour the recently completed Mesa Community College Enrollment and Student Success Centers from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 29. Following an opening ceremony attendees may tour the facilities. ​Also, MCC Partners with St. Scholastica -mesaindependent_20150923_AMain.pdf

Kemp off to Good Start in Unexpected Role as Pirates' Top QB

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Previous MCC athlete in USA Today.  Kemp off to good start in unexpected role as Pirates' top QB.pdf

Food Fight: Trucks vs. Restaurants in Some Phoenix Area Cities

Published Friday, September 18, 2015

The Valley’s growing love affair with food trucks and their ever-expanding culinary possibilities is dishing up controversy in some areas, where owners of traditional restaurants are making it clear they don’t want the competition and would prefer the vehicles keep their distance. In Mesa, an effort to establish regular food-truck events was launched in the Las Sendas area in early September,...

Teaching in the Sonoran Desert

Published Friday, September 18, 2015

Article by Emily Dimson in the Blazing Star, a publication put out by the North American Native Plant Society, about teaching at the Red Mountain Campus. Pages 4-6 Blazing_Summer2015_v6_c.pdf

Casting an Eye for Veterans

Published Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tempe resident Carly Leonard, a U.S. Air Force veteran and staff member at Mesa Community College's Veterans Service Center, chats it up with a participant in the 32-mile roundtrip ride that began at MCC's main campus at Dobson Road and Southern Avenue, and stretched all the way to the college's Red Mountain campus and back. wn091915.pdf

Mystery Guest: Paul Patterson from MCC on Mesa Morning Live

Published Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Paul Patterson, MCC Program Coordinator for CCIP International Student Grant, was the Mystery Guest on Mesa Morning Live. The Mesa Chamber of Commerce sponsors the show. Video of Mesa Morning Live Show

Ballard, Edens Next Up in MP Hall Class

Published Sunday, September 13, 2015

The induction class for the Mountain Pointe Hall of Fame might be the smallest in the five years of existence, but the impact the individuals had was anything but slight. Sam Ballard molded young players into men while taking the boys basketball team to the brink of the state title game. Ballard knows a little something about playing at a high level as he took over the basketball program soon...

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