Media Coverage

Poet Josh Rathkamp to host workshop, reading at Art Intersection

Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016

As part of a series celebrating National Poetry Month, poet Josh Rathkamp hosted a community writing workshop at the Art Intersection Gallery in downtown Gilbert, AZ on Thursday, April 7. During the workshop, participants learned how to “overcome writers block and use art and rituals as a form of creative inspiration.” Poet Josh Rathkamp.pdf

Coverage of "D-backs Hire Their First Female Athletic Trainer"

Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired their first female athletic trainer. She works at MCC. The team announced Tuesday Kelly Boyce has been hired as the minor league athletic trainer for the team's Rookie League Team. 12 News, Diamondbacks hire 1st female head trainer _ 12NEWS.pdf and Tempe Wrangler News, AthleticTrainerWranglerNews.pdf and D-backs hire their first female athletic trainer - azfamily.pdf and

MCC Theatre Presents "Picnic"

Published Monday, March 28, 2016

Mesa Community College Theatre and Film Arts Department will present the play “Picnic” at 7:30 p.m. April 22-23 and 28-29 and at 2 p.m. April 23 and 30 at the MCC Theatre on the south side of MCC’s campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave. in Mesa. Tickets, ranging from $9 to $12, are available by calling the MCC Box Office at 480-461-7172, online at or at the door. Mesa Community College Theatre presents the play ‘Picnic’ _ Mesa Independent.pdf

Cosmic Fractures: Beatriz Cortez's Simultaneous Realities

Published Thursday, March 24, 2016

In artist Beatriz Cortez's installations, cracks and crevices are a consistent clue to the fractured existence she has experienced in her life. As an immigrant artist, Cortez says that living in Arizona taught her about how difficult it is for immigrants to negotiate daily life in an environment often hostile to outsiders. “The community of students [at Mesa Community College in Arizona] really helped me survive the shock of immigration in a most creative environment,” Cortez said. Cosmic...

Jaguar Club of Central Arizona -- Internships Offered to MCC Auto Performance Students

Published Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bryce Bond, Mesa Community College, automotive performance faculty member, and Robert Bronstein, president of the Jaguar Club of Central Arizona (member of the Jaguar Clubs of North America), announced their collaboration in extending several internships to MCC automotive performance students beginning in April, according to a press release. Jaguar Club of Central Arizona internships offered _ Mesa Independent.pdf

Knock on Wood: James Schwarz Hopes to Dazzle with Woodchip Mosaics

Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016

James Schwarz is currently studying ceramic art at Mesa Community College and chiseling his way into the heart of the local art world with his woodchip mosaics. Knock on Wood_ James Schwarz Hopes to Dazzle with Woodchip Mosaics _ Visual Arts _ The PHiX.pdfKnock on Wood_ James Schwarz Hopes to Dazzle with Woodchip Mosaics _ Visual Arts _ The PHiX.pdf

MCC Children's Center Receives Highest Rating

Published Monday, March 21, 2016

The Children’s Center at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave., has received the highest rating of five stars from Quality First Arizona – a signature program of First Things First. Mesa Community College Children’s Center receives highest rating _ Mesa Independent.pdf

For 11th Year, Avnet to Award $30,000 in Scholarships at Annual Avnet Tech Games

Published Monday, March 21, 2016

Teams of college students from Arizona’s universities, community colleges and technical schools will gather for the 11th annual Avnet Tech Games to compete in computer configuration, data analytics, robot construction and other STEM-based challenges. Student teams from Arizona State University, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Grand Canyon University, ITT Technical Institute, Mesa Community College, Northern Arizona University, Scottsdale Community...

Coverage of Baseball Star Kris Bryant Pranks a College Team as ‘The Transfer’

Published Monday, March 21, 2016

Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant paired up with Red Bull to prank the Mesa Community College baseball team by posing as a European transfer student ready to poach at-bats from the Thunderbirds. Thunderbirds coach Tony Cirelli told his players that "Roy Nabryt" ("Roy" for Bryant's NL Rookie of the Year honor in 2015 and "Nabryt" as an anagram of "Bryant") was a "big donkey with crazy power." Though a few Thunderbirds were understandably displeased with the thought of losing their starting spot,...

5 Ways to Pay for College

Published Friday, March 18, 2016

 Five types of resources that might help students fund the degree or career training they want.  5 ways to pay for college.pdf