Media Coverage

Blood Drives Scheduled for November in Mesa

Published Sunday, October 25, 2015

Blood drives are to be held at Mesa venues in November. All blood types are needed, however, Type O-negative is always in greatest demand, according to a United Blood Services press release. To register for any of the following, call 1-877-827-4376 or visit and enter your city or ZIP code: •9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. Nov. 17, Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave,...

University of Phoenix Troubles

Published Friday, October 23, 2015

As University of Phoenix experiences enrollment loss, Channel 3/5 reporter explores alternatives, including MCC.

Now That the Cubs are Done, Maybe They'll Help Our Mesa Food Drive

Published Friday, October 23, 2015

The fine folks at A.T. Still University have stepped in to accept a Turkey Drive challenge, as has Benedictine University and Mesa Community College.  Now that the Cubs are done, maybe they'll help our Mesa food drive.pdf

GCC's Stuck Continues to Build Gauchos Volleyball Program

Published Thursday, October 22, 2015

Article on former MCC coach Lisa Stuck. GCC’s Stuck continues to build Gauchos volleyball program - Glendalestar.pdf

Whether Iconic White Rabbit or Grisly Disaster Victim, Costume Designer Revels in Creative Joys, Challenges

Published Friday, October 16, 2015

Sometimes it’s a talking white rabbit, and sometimes it’s a disaster victim. When you’re a costume designer, you can never be sure who you’ll be asked to dress next. This sort of challenge is part of what drew Mallory Prucha to the field. The resident faculty in costume design and Costume Shop supervisor at Mesa Community College started out as a traditional artist, but liked the...

Poetry Night Returns to Mesa

Published Thursday, October 15, 2015

Poetry night has returned to Mesa on the third Thursday of every month. This year, the event has a new name: District 4, the Poetry Reading. It’s at 7 p.m. in Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea and Gallery, 154 W. Main St. Also this year, in addition to a community open mic portion of the show, two East Valley poets are to be featured each month. October’s poets are Josh Rathkamp and Susanna Velarde...

Video Shows Fiesta District Micro Parks Lighting Ceremony (and Additional Coverage)

Published Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mesa Mayor John Giles, Vice Mayor and District 3 Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh, Deputy City Manager Kari Kent and Mesa Community College President Dr. Shouan Pan spoke and participated in a 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, lighting ceremony at one of the Fiesta District micro parks constructed along Southern Avenue in the Fiesta District. Mesa Independent, 10/22/15: Fiesta District Micro Parks Lighting...

MCC Helps to Fight Hunger with Empty Bowls

Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The community is encouraged to help fight hunger by being a patron at Empty Bowls art charity events being hosted at all three East Valley community colleges: Chandler-Gilbert, Mesa and Scottsdale Community Colleges. Event proceeds benefit local charities helping to fight hunger locally. Proceeds from MCC events will benefit Paz de Cristo Community Center which provides anti-hunger and...

Mesa Chamber of Commerce Inside Business--Report to Community

Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The following appeared in Mesa Chamber of Commerce "Inside Business" newsletter: 2015 MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMMUNITY REPORT-  MCC's 2015 Report to Our Community Mesa Community College's educational journey began in 1965 and is highlighted by our 50th anniversary celebration. Our 2015 Report to Our Community is one of the culminating highlights.  There's no better way to...

State Dept.-Sponsored Program Promotes Global Understanding

Published Monday, October 12, 2015

Young people from developing countries spend a year at an American community college, where they gain career skills, engage in the community, learn about U.S. culture and get inspired to make a positive impact when they return home. That’s the concept behind the Community College Initiative (CCI) sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Northern Virginia Community College (...