Media Coverage

Maricopa Community Colleges are Thriving, but Need a Long-Term Funding Fix

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016

As Chancellor Rufus Glasper prepares to wrap up a 30-year career with Maricopa County Community College District, he reflects on how the district has evolved and what the future may hold for this venerable institution. Maricopa Community Colleges are thriving, but need a long-term funding fix.pdf

SCC, McDonald's Partner to Use Recycled Coffee in Garden

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Scottsdale McDonald’s restaurant at Indian Bend and Loop 101 is partnering with Scottsdale Community College Garden Club in a new coffee grounds recycling initiative. MCC and Rio Salado College are also participating in the program. SCC, McDonald's partner to use recycled coffee in gardens - Scottsdale Independent _ Scottsdale Independent.pdf

Two Maricopa Community Colleges Help Students with Financial Aid Form as Part of College Goal FAFSA

Published Tuesday, February 9, 2016

For some parents and lots of students, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the most daunting part of applying to college. Each year, an event called College Goal FAFSA aims to make it easier. Two Maricopa Community Colleges – Mesa Community College (MCC) and Phoenix College (PC) – are among several Phoenix-area educational institutions holding events to help current and potential students complete financial aid forms. Two Maricopa Community Colleges Help...

50 Things to Do in Mesa, AZ

Published Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Where city meets desert, visitors find boundless outdoor recreation, a pleasing climate and culture of Wild West. It's by no accident that Mesa, Arizona has been dubbed City Limitless. It has enough activities and events to keep travellers with even the shortest of attention spans busy.  Which two MCC activities made the list? #18: 50 Things to do in Mesa, Arizona - Canadian Traveller #18.pdf #33: 50 Things to do in Mesa, Arizona - Canadian Traveller #33.pdf

As awards finalist, MCC will vie for $1 million in 2017 prize money (Aspen Award)

Published Monday, February 8, 2016

MCC has been named among the nation’s top 150 community colleges, landing it not only in prestigious company but as one of the potential finalists for a $1 million top prize to be awarded later this year. Wrangler News.pdf Page 21

People Builder Duane Oakes

Published Monday, February 8, 2016

Within 48 hours of arriving at BYU, transfer student Duane D. Oakes (BS ’89, MA ’90) found himself parked on the steps of the BYU administration building, staring at the skies from a sleeping bag and waiting to get a ticket to apply for a job. He wondered what on earth he was doing in Provo. Duanne now serves as a member of the faculty and the director for the Center for Community and Civic Engagement at Mesa Community College. Read his story: People Builder _ BYU Alumni Association.pdf

England native Harry Busby takes advantage of opportunities at Arizona

Published Monday, February 8, 2016

Arizona men’s tennis junior Harry Busby has been open to new opportunities in Tucson since transferring from Mesa Community College. Arizona Daily Wildcat __ England native Harry Busby takes advantage of opportunities at Arizona.pdf

Mesa Community College Online Offerings Garner National Acclaim

Published Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mesa Community College (MCC) has been named one of the top online colleges in Arizona by Accredited Schools Online, a resource for students looking for online college and university programs. Online: East Valley Tribune and In Your Community - East Valley Tribune_ Arizona.pdf Mesa Community College Online Offerings Garner National Acclaim _ Mesa News.pdf

MCC Introduces New Degree

Published Friday, February 5, 2016

MCC's new sustainable agriculture degree,  introduced this spring semester under MCC’s Urban Horticulture program, focuses on landscape design, landscape contracting and management, nursery and greenhouse operations. Urban Farming.pdf

Report Stresses Need for Real Research in Undergraduate Classes

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Its findings arise from a meeting of educators and scientists called by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on including "discovery-based" research in undergraduate courses. Niccole Cerveny, a geography professor at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz., developed one of the models of undergraduate research highlighted in the December 2015 report. She believes undergraduate research should be heavily emphasized in course work. Undergraduate Research.pdf