Media Coverage

Coverage of Trio Grant: Extra $23.4 Million in Student Support Services Grants To Benefit 36 States' College Students

Published Monday, August 17, 2015

More than 100 institutions in 36 states will benefit on the additional $23.4 million in Student Support Services grants announced by the U.S. Department of Education just recently. MCC is a recipient of an additional fund, one of the seven (7) Federal TRIO Programs that aim to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds, low income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals...

Mesa Named Best Big City in Southwest in 2015 by Money Magazine

Published Monday, August 17, 2015

Mesa named Best Big City in Southwest in 2015 by Time, Inc.'s Money Magazine. (Number 10 of 50). The 5 Best Big Cities _ Money.pdf

Valley Native Gets 'Wicked'

Published Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Land of Oz is returning to ASU Gammage with the beloved musical Wicked. Stepping onto the Yellow Brick Road as part of the ensemble and as the understudy for Glinda and Nessarose is East Valley native, Beka Burnham. After starring in productions at Mesa Community College and Greasepaint Youtheatre, the aspiring actress moved to Boston to study musical theater at The Boston Conservatory at...

15 Things to Do this Fall for a Successful School Year

Published Friday, August 14, 2015

"Showing up for class and taking notes is only half a loaf of [the college] experience," says Patrick Burkhart, provost of Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. Burkhart is quoted in an article about how to make this year a successful school year. "It's about that time. New college students are getting ready to pack up and head to the dorm. Or they may be returning to school after a long...

Tricia Melfy Named Head Volleyball Coach

Published Friday, August 14, 2015

The University of Minnesota, Morris has announced the hiring of Tricia Melfy as head volleyball coach. Melfy comes to Morris with 17 years of volleyball coaching experience at the high school, community college, club and university levels, assisting at Minot State University last season.  As the Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ) head volleyball coach, she turned the program around from winning...

Coverage of Free Workshop Helps Students Navigate College Process

Published Friday, August 14, 2015

 The first workshop of the 2015-16 college prep workshop series will be held from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.  The City of Tempe has partnered with Tempe Union High School District, Tempe Elementary School District, ASU,Grand Canyon University, Mesa Community College, Northern Arizona University, Rio Salado College, University of...

BYU Speech Mentions Duane Oakes

Published Thursday, August 13, 2015

Terry R. Seamons, President of the BYU Alumni Association, spoke about Duane Oakes at his August commencement address. Partial quote: "Through an educational career he has devoted himself to keeping the legacy going of the things he learned at BYU. He stayed involved." Becoming What Our Heavenly Father Wants Us to Be - BYU Speeches.pdf

ASU Officer Devotes a Lifetime to Law Enforcement

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Stewart Adams retires from the Arizona State University Police Department after nearly 40 years of service. Adams attended Mesa Community College. ASU officer devotes a lifetime to law enforcement _ ASU Now_ Access, Excellence, Impact.pdf

(Coverage of) Officials: College Should be Option for all Mesa Students

Published Monday, August 10, 2015

The City of Mesa -- in partnership with Mesa Public Schools and Mesa Community College — opened the Mesa Counts on College Access Center to help bridge the education chasm. The center at 635 E. Broadway Road will be a free one-stop shop for all things post-secondary education. AZ Central:  Officials_ College should be option for all Mesa students.pdf Also, Mesa Independent and PDF: Mesa Counts...

Mesa College Partners with Private School

Published Sunday, August 9, 2015

A public-private college partnership between Mesa Community College and The College of St. Scholastica is expected to strengthen the presence of the private college within the largest community college district in America. Mesa college partners with private school - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Local News.pdf