Media Coverage

No Tuition Hike After Maricopa Colleges' Funding Eliminated

Published Friday, March 6, 2015

The Maricopa County Community College District will not raise tuition and property taxes, even though a new state budget proposal eliminates all state funding for the district's 10 schools. But hiring more full-time faculty may be put on hold. No tuition hike after Maricopa colleges' funding eliminated.pdf

Maricopa Community Colleges Add $7.3B to AZ Economy Each Year

Published Thursday, March 5, 2015

Former students of the Maricopa Community Colleges added $7.3 billion in income to the Arizona economy in 2013-2014, according to a new study released today. Maricopa Community Colleges add $7.pdf PR Web, original release and Maricopa Community Colleges.pdf

MCC Earns Extraordinary Recognition at Theater Fest

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mesa Community College’s Theatre and Film Arts Department and Music Department competed in Region VIII of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in St. George, Utah, on Feb. 10-14 at Dixie State University. The annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival recognizes and celebrates the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theatre...

Catholic College Launches Social Work Program, Related Scholarship

Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is offering scholarships to the first cohort of the school’s new bachelor-level social work program. It debuts this fall at Mesa Community College. Every student who applies by the deadline and enrolls for the fall term is eligible to receive a scholarship of up to $4,000. St. Scholastica is a 103-year-old independent private college rooted in Catholic...

Sustainable Multi-Family Living at Verde Dimora in Mesa

Published Monday, March 2, 2015

Adjacent to Mesa Community College (MCC) at Red Mountain campus, a new multi-family development named Verde Dimora will add a sustainable preschool to the immediate community. Dr. Annapurna Ganesh, MCC Early Child Care and Education program director, said, “The sustainable preschool next door would allow students from the Red Mountain Campus to be able to participate at the preschool with...

Mesa Interim Police Chief's Goal: Big Impact in Short Time

Published Monday, March 2, 2015

After devoting most of his adult life to the Mesa Police Department, interim Police Chief John Meza finally received an opportunity to lead the agency when former Chief Frank Milstead resigned to accept a new post as director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Meza is an MCC alum and  thanks former Chief Dennis Donna for driving him to Mesa Community College to get him started. He ended...

Charting a Course for Growth at Middlesex Community College

Published Sunday, March 1, 2015

New at MCC helm, James Mabry's out to build partnershipsCharting a course for growth at Middlesex Community College - Lowell Sun Online.pdf

RED Awards 2015: Best Redevelopment Project

Published Friday, February 27, 2015

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved.  The winner of the RED Award for Best Redevelopment Project is Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center. An unused Harkins Theater set the stage for MCC's new performing arts...

MCC Tutoring Program Certified

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tutors who hone their skills at Mesa Community College have received a five-year stamp approval from the College Reading and Learning Association, the international rating organization that evaluates tutor qualifications.  Tutoring Program Certified.pdf Page 17 of Wrangler News

Ultimate Arizona Bucket List: 25 Things to Do in Mesa (Rose Garden)

Published Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Rose Garden at MCC is listed on the "Ultimate Arizona Bucket List" by AZ Central. "Stop and adore the roses. In March and April, the 6-acre Mesa Community College rose garden is in bloom. About 9,000 bushes and 40 beds, tended by 400 volunteers, make it the largest rose garden in the Southwestern desert." Ultimate Arizona bucket list_ 25 things to do in Mesa.pdf