Media Coverage

Moeur Receives Order of The Rising Sun in Phoenix

Published Sunday, December 20, 2015

Kelly Moeur, honorary consul general of Japan in Phoenix, received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from Los Angeles-based Consul General Harry Horinouchi on Nov. 19 at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix. Moeur Receives Order of the Rising Sun in Arizona.pdf

High School Auto Challenge 2016 hosted by MCC

Published Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A full-time student scholarship will be at stake when high school students from across Arizona test their automotive testing and diagnostic skills during the inaugural Maricopa Community Colleges' Arizona High School Auto Challenge.  Note: The Challenge will take place in April 2016. 

MCC at Red Mountain celebrates completion of final phase of cienega

Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The forth and final phase of the MCC cienega was the installation of educational signage. The signs were funded through a $54,736 Heritage Grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department to educate and let visitors of the sensitive nature of the coinage, and provide information on the importance and natural history of desert wetlands and the species living within this unique habitat.  UpClose 121515 -- MCC at Red Mountain celebrates completion of final phase of cienega | Up Close Publications....

San Xavier University in Gilbert Reaches Milestone

Published Monday, December 14, 2015

Saint Xavier University passed a huge milestone in establishing its Catholic identity by celebrating the first Mass at its new Gilbert campus Dec. 3. Saint Xavier is among four Catholic higher-education level options now available for Valley residents. The others: Benedictine University at Mesa; the University of Mary, which collaborates with Arizona State University in Tempe; and the College of St. Scholastica, a Minnesota-based college that operates a satellite out of Mesa Community College...

American Campuses Act on Climate

Published Monday, December 14, 2015

MCC is one of the schools standing behind the ACAC pledge. On November 19th, 2015, the White House launched American Campuses Act on Climate (ACAC) initiative to amplify the voice of the higher-ed community in support of a strong international climate agreement in the United Nations COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. The launch included a White House roundtable with campus and business leaders, including school presidents and students, to highlight best practices to promote sustainability...

Coverage of Automotive Challenge

Published Monday, December 14, 2015

A full-time student scholarship will be at stake when high school students from across Arizona test their automotive testing and diagnostic skills during the inaugural Maricopa Community Colleges’ Arizona High School Auto Challenge. Automotive instructors from three of the Maricopa Community Colleges that offer post-secondary degree and certificate automotive programs banded together to present the challenge, which replaces a similar competition co-hosted for 22 years by Ford Motor Company and...

Dr. Gerardo E. de los Santos Resigns as President and CEO, League for Innovation

Published Thursday, December 10, 2015

After nearly 17 years at the League, 10 years as President and CEO, Gerardo E. de los Santos, Ph.D., will be stepping down from his leadership role due to family health responsibilities. Dr. de los Santos earned an A.A. degree from Mesa Community College in Arizona. Dr. Gerardo E.pdf

MCC Professor's Research on Desert Plant Compounds Benefits Students

Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mesa Independent article on Professor Tim Minger and grant. In 2012, the National Science Foundation awarded Mesa Community College a grant to study the chemical compounds of native Sonoran Desert plants. “The grant was to assist with modifying the organic chemistry laboratory curriculum to incorporate more research based activities using chemicals found in the native plants of the Sonoran Desert as a starting point.”  MesaIndependent_20151209_A12-A13.pdf

Even St. Nick Needs Santa School

Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mark Brenneman, a retired MCC mathematics professor, has been playing Santa for 43 years. Brenneman operates Santa Claus and Company, directing a group of about 15 Santas, four Mrs. Claus' and five to nine elves. Christmas' biggest secret_ Even St.pdf

Dr. Gerardo E. de los Santos Resigns as President and CEO, League for Innovation

Published Monday, December 7, 2015

After nearly 17 years at the League of Innovation, 10 years as President and CEO, Gerardo E. de los Santos, Ph.D., will be stepping down from his leadership role due to family health responsibilities. Gerardo is an MCC alum. Dr. Gerardo E.pdf

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