Media Coverage

5 Ways to Earn a College Degree, Not Increase Your Debt

Published Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Earning a college degree or a certificate can put you on the road to a successful and rewarding career. You’ll want to choose the best education options to help prevent winding up on your life’s path burdened by heavy student debt. Juan Carlos Sanchez, financial aid outreach specialist at Mesa Community College, offers some tips on the most economical ways to get quality higher education. 5 ways to earn a college degree, not increase your debt.pdf

Karate Class Offered in Spring Semester (Ron Striegel)

Published Monday, November 30, 2015

Ron Striegel is the newest faculty member teaching classes in the Health Care Navigation Program at OJC (Colorado). Most of his professional life has been in the health care industry, first in nursing then spending 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry in various capacities. Most recently Ron worked as a Hospital and Patient Services manager for Fresenius Medical Care. He earned his master’s degree in education with a teaching and learning theory emphasis from Capella University, and his...

MCC Losing Students: Red Mountain Campus at Risk

Published Friday, November 27, 2015

Steep, relentless enrollment decline at Mesa Community College could force the dramatic downsizing or even closure of its Red Mountain campus, a 100-acre architectural jewel opened less than 15 years ago. Full-time enrollment at MCC has dropped by nearly a quarter since the 2010-11 school year and by more than a third at the Red Mountain campus specifically, according to an MCC report. Factor in widespread budget pressure at the Maricopa County Community College District level, and things aren...

Higher Education in Mesa: A Model for Increasing Accessibility

Published Monday, November 23, 2015

Mesa is experiencing higher education institutions, in partnership with our city and community as a whole, making tremendous strides in the right direction and perhaps providing a model for other places to follow. Higher education in Mesa_ A model for increasing accessibility - Mesa Independent _ Mesa Independent.pdf

Coverage of MCC at Red Mountain Celebrates Completion of Final Phase of Cienega

Published Sunday, November 22, 2015

Those interested in desert preservation are encouraged to join in the celebration of the completion of the final phase of the cienega at Mesa Community College at Red Mountain, 7110 E. McKellips Road. Brief remarks will be made at 3 p.m., Nov. 18 in the Cienega Circle, followed by light refreshments and guided tours of the cienega and life science laboratories in an adjacent building. Original story: MCC at Red Mountain celebrates completion of cienega _ Mesa Independent.pdf Follow up...

MCC Anniversary Events End Year-Long Celebration

Published Sunday, November 22, 2015

MCC wrapped a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary with two multicultural festivals, one at MCC at Southern and Dobson and another at MCC at Red Mountain on Friday, Nov. 20. Mesa Community College 50th anniversary events end year-long celebration - Mesa Independent _ Mesa Independent.pdf

Miss Native MCC Trim Devoted to Education

Published Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cara Trim was named the 2015-16 Miss Native MCC during a scholarship pageant hosted by the Mesa Community College Inter-tribal Student Organization and the American Indian Institute on Nov. 6. Quimbie Gonnie was named first attendant. 2015-16 Miss Native MCC Trim devoted to education - Mesa Independent _ Mesa Independent.pdf

Rose Show Scheduled in Mesa

Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Roses are to be displayed at a Nov. 20-22 rose show and convention at Mesa Community College. People can view the roses from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 in the Navajo Room at the college, 1833 W. Southern Ave. Rose show scheduled in Mesa - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Local News.pdf

MCC Hall of Fame Alumni Achievement Award (OIG Chief Terry Azbill)

Published Monday, November 16, 2015

On Thursday, November 5th, Mesa Community College (MCC) held its first annual Hall of Fame event honoring alumni, community members, and MCC employees whose personal and professional accomplishments to MCC and the community deserve special recognition. The Alumni Achievement Award was presented to five alumni who have excelled in their professions, while giving back to their communities. Among the five was Terry Azbill, Chief Law Enforcement Officer for the Office of Inspector General.  AZ...

33 College Presidents Appointed to Phi Theta Kappa Advisory Board

Published Monday, November 16, 2015

MCC President Dr. Shouan Pan is one of 33 college presidents who have been appointed to a new Presidential Advisory Board for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The Presidential Advisory Board will provide input into the organization’s strategic plan, priorities and direction.