Media Coverage

Apple Persists with Community Colleges

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Inside Higher Education article says community colleges working with Apple on coding courses report promising returns from the first year of the partnership. In the past year, Mesa Community College has enrolled close to 100 students in an iOS app development microcertificate program. Sixteen students, including recent high school graduates, adults looking to switch careers and retirees seeking new skills, graduated this past May, according to Linda Collins, chair of the institution’s business...

Professor publishes study on warring ants

Published Monday, October 1, 2018

The East Valley Tribune publishes article on MCC professor Nicola Plowes' research on group conflicts in social insects. MCC Prof publishes study on warring ants | News | eastvalleytribune.com_.pdf [The original research article appears in The American Naturalist/University of Chicago Press Journals.]

Events held on Valley campuses for National Registration Day

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fox 10 News interviews NextGen Arizona representatives and MCC students about the importance of registering to vote during a Sept. 25 Voter Registration Day event on MCC's Southern and Dobson Campus. 

When art meets nature

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2018

MCC alumnus Frank Gonzales is featured in the Sonoran Quarterly (Fall/Holiday 2018 edition) discussing his exhibition "Untamed: Wild Compositions" appearing in the Ottosen Gallery at the Desert Botanical Garden. The exhibit will be on display Sept. 2018 through Jan. 2019.

Students Earn MCC Service Scholarships

Published Monday, September 24, 2018

Mesa Chamber of Commerce announced that 40 Mesa Community College students were named MCC Service Scholars, recognizing their community service and volunteerism, during an Aug. 17 luncheon at MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus. MESA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.docx

Council on Undergraduate Research Features MCC Alumna and Faculty

Published Friday, September 21, 2018

The writings of two Mesa Community College professors, Niccole Villa Cerveny and Nicola Plowes, and an alumna, Esther Goldthwaite, appear in the Council on Undergraduate Research’s book, Mentoring through Transitions: Voices on the Verge.  Alumna and Faculty.pdf

MCC Life Science Professor Publishes Ant Research

Published Friday, September 21, 2018

The Mesa Chamber of Commerce reports on Mesa Community College life science professor Nicola Plowes, a co-author of a research article, Mechanistic Models of Conflict between Ant Colonies and Their Consequences for Territory Scaling, appearing in the August edition of The American Naturalist/University of Chicago Press Journals. MCC Life Science Professor Publishes Ant Research - Mesa Chamber of Commerce, AZ.pdf

Alumnus Clint Probst profiled in Funeral Business Advisor Magazine

Published Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Funeral Business Advisor Magazine sat down with Clint Probst, MCC alumnus, funeral director and owner of Probst Family Funerals in Midway, Utah and Heber Valley Funeral Home in Heber, UT, to learn more about his career and experience in the funeral industry. The MCCCD Mortuary Science program is currently overseen by Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  Funeral Business Advisor Magazine.pdf

Aquaponics to the rescue

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018 features MCC aquaponics instructor Dr. George B. Brooks Jr. in an article on the U.S. aquaculture industry. Aquaponics 26-28.pdf

Video: AZ Planetarium

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018

MCC astronomy professor Kevin Healy is interviewed by about the new additions to the planetarium at the Southern and Dobson Campus.