12 News reports that Mesa Community College coach Ben McIvor has died. Police said McIver fell and hit his head during an altercation Saturday night. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The news was also reported on Channel 15 , the Arizona Republic and many other media outlets.
The Scottsdale Independent reports that the Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) will honor twelve community advocates from across the state with the 2017 Heart in Hand Awards for their individual and collective efforts in the battle against poverty at the annual ACAA Statewide Conference, July 27-28 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. Monica Margaillan of the Mesa Community Outreach Center will be among the honorees. Scottsdale Independent.pdf and MyNewsMesa
The Arizona Republic reports David Hines, who played football for Mesa Community College, has moved into the role of executive director of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Arizona High School Sports.pdf
4-Traders.com reports that beginning with this fall 2017 semester, MCC is offering the Red Hat Academy to help prepare students to take the Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam and become a Linux professional, a certification in demand by business and industry. Red Hat _ 4-Traders.pdf
My News Mesa reports that the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College (MCC), the largest rose garden in the desert Southwest, is one of only two locations in the United States selected to sponsor an international rose trial. Sonoran International Rose Trials at Mesa Community College - MyNewsMesa.pdf
MCC alum and artist Rosemary Connelly has her artwork in private collections throughout the United States and in Europe. The State of Delaware's website ran a profile of the artist. Delaware Artist Roster.pdf
MCC alum Mitchell Morimoto, who made his debut with the La Crosse Loggers, is interviewed by the La Crosse Tribune. In 2016, Morimoto led the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference in batting average (.430) and triples (11). Morimoto said about MCC: “It was a good experience, I got a lot better,” Morimoto said. “It was a lot of baseball and a lot of sunny weather, it was a great experience.” lacrossetribune.pdf
MCC alum Ken Phelps leads free All-Stars clinics along with several fellow MLB alumni. A recent Verde Independent article features a recent clinic hosted at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Ariz. Ken Phelps, a 2016 MCC Hall of Fame Outstanding Athlete Honoree, played Baseball for MCC in 1974 prior to his 11-year career in Major League Baseball. His career highlights include a World Series Championship in 1989 with the Oakland A’s and the American League record for the fastest to reach...
Cronkite News reports on the less traditional junior college path for Major League Baseball players across the state. JUCO baseball programs thrive in Arizona.pdf
AZCentral.com reports on five high-paying jobs that do not require a bachelor's degree, instead only need a few credits from any of the Maricopa County Community College District colleges. High-paying careers that don’t require four years of college.pdf