Media Coverage

2016--EV Makes Its Mark on History

Published Sunday, January 1, 2017

The East Valley Tribune reports on events in the East Valley in 2016, including MCC news that Shouan Pan, who served as Mesa Community College president since 2008, left for a job in Seattle. Sasan Poureetezadi, the school’s vice president for information technology, became interim president in August. 2016 – EV makes its mark on history - East Valley Tribune_ Az Activities.pdf

My Turn: Education is the Future of Mesa

Published Sunday, January 1, 2017

Mesa Mayor John Giles writes a My Turn column for the Arizona Republic that names MCC as one of the city's core educational organizations. Education is the future of Mesa.pdf

Volunteers Needed to Help Revitalize MCC Garden

Published Saturday, December 31, 2016

My News Mesa reports that approximately 300 volunteers are needed for a large-scale city-wide event Saturday, Jan. 14 to revitalize and prune the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College. It is the largest public rose garden in the desert Southwest and the only significant public rose garden begun since 1974. MyNewsMesa Rose Garden.pdf and City of Mesa

Free MCC Event Helps Students, Families Prepare for College

Published Friday, December 30, 2016

My News Mesa reports that students, families and community members are invited to “Community Learning Day” at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 14 to learn how to navigate the road from high school to college. Free MCC event helps students, families prepare for college - MyNewsMesa.com_.pdf and Page 5 of Mesa Gateway Connection and EV Tribune and Mesa Independent

11 Nerdy Things to Do this January

Published Friday, December 30, 2016

Phoenix New Times says, "Forget the face paint at this tailgate party. Mark your calendar for the 2017 Flagg Gem and Mineral Show, a three-day event where local mineral and lapidary clubs and enthusiastic collectors showcase their assortment of rocks and minerals in a traditional tailgate-style atmosphere – all sponsored by the Flagg Mineral Foundation at MCC's Southern and Dobson campus." Gem and Mineral Show.pdf

Phx New Year's Eve Live Music Guide

Published Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Arizona Republic lists live music events for New Year's Eve, including local guitarist and vocalist Pete Pancrazi, who will lead his trio in a set of familiar jazz standards to ring in 2017. Pancrazi has released four CDs and is currently on staff at Mesa Community College, where he teaches jazz theory, jazz combo and guitar. New Years Entertainment.pdf

New Arizona House Speaker Talks 2017's Issues

Published Tuesday, December 27, 2016

J.D. Mesnard, an MCC adjunct professor, is representative for Legislative District 21 Arizona House of Representatives, reports New Arizona House speaker talks 2017's top issues _ Myinforms.pdf

Randy Ricedorff Leaving Show Low to Lead New EV Charter School Football Program

Published Friday, December 23, 2016

The Arizona Republic reports that Randy Ricedorff, who led Show Low's football program the past 10 years, is returning to the Valley to start a new American Leadership Academy football team in Gilbert. Ricedorff's son, Rathen Ricedorff, was azcentral sports' Small Schools Football Player of the Year in 2010 when he led Show Low to the 3A state championship. He is transferring to Boise State after playing quarterback the past two years at Mesa Community College. Ricedorff Leaving Show Low.pdf

PHX Stages: National Theatre Live Screenings at MCC

Published Friday, December 23, 2016

PHX Stages reports that MCC Theatre & Film Arts announces the spring NT Live screenings. For Tickets and Information Visit: National Theatre Live Screening _ Mesa Community College - Theatre.pdf

Ricedorff Crowned NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year

Published Thursday, December 22, 2016

The NJCAA crowned MCC sophomore quarterback Rathen Ricedorff as the 2016 Spalding® NJCAA Football Offensive Player of the Year. Ricedorff crowned NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year - NJCAA.pdf