Media Coverage

Mesa College Has Supported Its Community for Decades

Published Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A My Turn column by Roc Arnett: Community colleges have become increasingly necessary over the years, and I'm honored to have led this one. Mesa college has supported its community for decades.pdf

At 72, MCC Grandma Gets Her Degree--And Doesn't Have to Give up Knitting

Published Monday, April 6, 2015

Bonnie J. Brockway, a 72-years-young great-grandma and soon-to-be college graduate, was a bit worried when she went back to school at age 70. But MCC's educational atmosphere gave her a new life. www.wranglernews.com_pdf_wn040415_graduate.pdf

How Mesa Community College Got Its Start

Published Friday, April 3, 2015

History of Mesa Community College by Arizona Republic writer Jay Mark. MesaRepublic MCC History.pdf

Tactical to Practical: Military Technology Could Save Firefighters' Lives

Published Thursday, April 2, 2015

Article on how new technology can save firefighters' lives. Sean Newton, a director in emergency services training at Mesa Community College, talks about MCC's Virtual Incident Command Training Center, which specializes in training new firefighters and further educating those already on the force.  KTAR:  Tactical to practical_ Military technology could save firefighters' lives.pdf Chronkite...

Teacher Takes Students for Spring Break to Border

Published Thursday, April 2, 2015

Interview with Marcia Runnberg, a 20-year faculty member at the College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota and a pioneer for innovative learning programs in social work in Arizona. St. Scholastica's B.A. in social work has offered a partnership with Mesa Community College.  For spring 2016, Runnberg is planning on taking students to the Mexican border from Mesa Community College. Video link...

Honing a Healthy Disregard for the Impossible: Undergraduate Research in the First Two Years

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MCC Professor Niccole Cerveny's article about undergraduate research in the first two years of college is published in the National Association of Geoscience Teachers news magazine, In the Trenches. Trenches_Vol5No2.pdf

Meet the Stich Family

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Adam and Ashley Stich are dedicated to their careers, each other, their children and the magic of music as an integral part of life.  Together, they developed the concept for an innovative Henry Hicklebee concert through ProMusica Arizona, an event that allows audience members to drive the plot and choices of music. Ashley is a reading faculty member at MCC. Meet The Stich Family _ ImagesAZ.pdf

Pita Jungle Jam Marks 15 Years of Jazz in Chandler

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It was 15 years ago this month that Pita Jungle in Chandler took a chance on jazz with the introduction of a weekly Thursday Jungle Jam. And it's still going strong. Music teachers from local colleges, including Chandler Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College often send their students to the Jungle Jam to write reports on what they hear. Pita Jungle Jam marks 15 years of jazz in...

(Coverage of) Police to Answer Questions about Mesa Deadly Shooting at Community Meeting

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's been two weeks since the deadly mass shooting in Mesa, but the effects of the scary ordeal may still be looming. Police will meet with the public on Wednesday night to answer questions about the man in accused the shooting spree and what happened.     The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Mesa Community College library, just a couple of miles away from the scene of last month's shooting...

STEM Guitar Project Strikes a Chord with Arizona Teachers

Published Monday, March 30, 2015

The STEM Guitar Project is a national program of travelling community college instructors who visited the Valley recently and came to MCC. The program works with teachers to teach STEM to students through guitar building.