Media Coverage

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 Sun.pdf

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 Victor _ Phoenix New Times.pdf

Living by the Golden Rule

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Daniel Kipp, who attended Mesa Community College, and his wife, Laurie, own Continuous Rain Gutter Systems & Show Low Garage Doors in Vernon. The combination of garage doors and rain gutters, water storage tanks and rain harvesting has given them a successful business much needed on the mountain. Their business employs local people and put dollars into the White Mountain economy.  Living by the Golden Rule - White Mountain Independent_ Movers And Shapers.pdf

Rebecca Ming Hsu, MC, Named Top Female Executive in Forensic Pathology

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rebecca Ming Hsu, MD, Forensic Pathologist and Owner of Hsu Enterprises, LLC, has been named a Worldwide Branding Top Female Executive in Forensic Pathology. A qualified professional in her field, Dr. Hsu is trained as a funeral director. She received an associate's degree in mortuary science from Mesa Community College in 2007 and an MD from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in 1995.  Rebecca Ming Hsu, MD has been Named a Top Female Executive in Forensic Pathology.pdf

Some DACA Students Pursue Higher Education for the First Time

Published Monday, August 24, 2015

Cesar Calderon starts classes next week at Mesa Community College. The 26-year-old graduated from Mesa High in 2012, but wasn’t able to afford higher education until a judge upheld a policy making some undocumented immigrants under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program eligible for in-state tuition at the Maricopa Community Colleges. Some DACA Students Pursue Higher Education For The First Time _ KJZZ.pdf

(Coverage of) College of St. Scholastica Increases Arizona Presence Via New Partnership

Published Friday, August 21, 2015

“Having the College of St. Scholastica on the MCC campus helps to fulfill our college goal of providing an accessible education for students and enabling them to become successful citizens in Arizona’s society and economy,” Annalisa Alvrus, chair of the MCC Cultural Science department, said in a statement. College of St.pdf and Mesa Independent Page A13.

Throwback Thursday: Rail History as Mesa Line Opens

Published Thursday, August 20, 2015

A celebration of the light rail line to downtown Mesa on Saturday, Aug. 22 will feature informational panels on the history of Mesa, including info on what building served as the first home to Mesa Community College. Throwback Thursday_ Rail history as Mesa line opens.pdf

In-State Tuition Helps 'Dreamers,' Some Say Not Enough

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015

After graduating from Tempe’s McClintock High School in 2005, German Cadenas applied to ASU but was denied admission. “At that time, they were treating undocumented students like international students,” said Cadenas, who moved to the U.S. from Venezuela with his mother when he was 15. “They wanted me to go get a visa, and I couldn’t go back.” Since community colleges were more affordable, Cadenas attended Mesa Community College using donations from family friends. Read more: In-state...

Non-Traditional Student's Life a Lesson to Others

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015

MCC alum Cindy Wong had a lot of obstacles to overcome as a youth – some that have taken decades to reconcile. She's now a scholarship student at ASU. Read her story: Non-traditional student's life a lesson to others _ ASU News.pdf

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 with disabilities, foster care youth or homeless children and youth succeed from middle school to...