Media Coverage

Adult Learning Classes Offered in Mesa

Published Friday, September 11, 2015

Adults can continue their education with 61 extracurricular learning classes offered this fall from New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning. An open house will be held 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the Mesa Community College Downtown Center, 145 N. Centennial Way. Classes meet at the Main and Red Mountain campuses of MCC, the MCC Downtown Center, the East Valley Adult Resource Centers and other...

Scholarships Support Ranching, Farming

Published Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Gila County Cowbelles recently awarded two $1,000 scholarships. One went to Kylie Ridley in memory of Cowbelles’ founding member Laura Mae Holder. Ridley is enrolled in Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University to study biomedicine to pursue a career as a veterinarian. A second scholarship donated by the Arizona Cattle Growers Association went to Kelsey Barlow. She plans to pursue a...

Study: Arizona has One of Best Community College Systems in the U.S.

Published Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WalletHub said it studied 670 community colleges in the country and ranked them over four criteria: cost and financing, classroom experience, education outcomes and career outcomes.  Mesa Community College was No. 363. Study_ Arizona has one of best community college systems in U.S.pdf

Laughner: Arizona Wins When Public, Private Partner

Published Sunday, August 30, 2015

Budget cuts continue to stress Arizona’s education system, leaving higher learning on a financial shelf too high for many students to reach. As the cost of college tuition continues to rise, two colleges in the East Valley are providing a stepstool to ease the burden for today’s scholars. Mesa Community College (MCC), the largest of the 10 community colleges in the nation’s largest community...

More Than Bells Without Clappers: Students Finding Voice through Civic Engagement with Big Questions

Published Friday, August 28, 2015

With the national conversation about college emphasizing timely degree completion and readiness for employment, how can community college educators prepare our students to tackle the big questions they currently experience and will further confront in the complex, changing environment of our interconnected global future? In a project funded by the Teagle Foundation, housed at the Community...

5 Reasons to Attend Community College

Published Friday, August 28, 2015

The blog "Matilda & Jo" describes the positives aspects of attending a community college.  "Do you have any idea how much college costs? Have you felt the soul-crushing anxiety of paying off loans already? Attending community college can lessen that anxiety quite a bit. Take a look at the numbers: Mesa Community College Tuition for 12 credits: $1008 Arizona State...

(Coverage of) Arizona SciTech Appoints New Director of Programs and Education

Published Friday, August 28, 2015

Arizona SciTech today announced the appointment of Susan Farretta as their new Director of Programs and Education. Farretta is a graduate of Mesa Community College. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Management and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix. Business Wire: Arizona SciTech Appoints New Director of Programs and Education.pdf and Arizona...

Hites Scholarship to MCC Grad Helps Smooth the Transfer to ASU

Published Friday, August 28, 2015

MCC graduate Andrew Sypher receives Hites Scholarship. Nearby News 092015 A.Sypher Hites Scholar.pdf

Benedictine University at Mesa Athletic Program Begins this Fall

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015

After having been accepted into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics last spring, Benedictine University at Mesa is launching its athletic program this fall. Currently there are no athletic facilities on the campus, and student athletes use facilities owned by the city or at Mesa Community College.  Benedictine University at Mesa athletic program begins this fall _ The Catholic...

All Incumbents Win Phoenix City Election, But Light-Rail Expansion is Real Victor

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015

As Mesa celebrates the expansion of the Light Rail, Felix Trejo, a Mesa Community College student, told New Times, “Without the light rail, I wouldn’t be able to go to college.” Trejo is studying landscape architecture and hopes to use his degree to help expand the family-owned landscaping business his father started. All Incumbents Win Phoenix City Election, but Light-Rail Expansion Is Real...