Media Coverage

Honor Society: Crum

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mandie Crum, daughter of Dean and Trish Crum, of Virden, N.M., has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Mesa Community College. She is studying biomolecular engineering and has a 4.0 GPA. Mandie Crum is a 2012 Morenci High School graduate. Honor Society_ Crum - Eastern Arizona Courier_ Lifestyle.pdf

St. Scholastica Partners with Mesa Community College

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The College of St. Scholastica, a 103-year-old independent Catholic Benedictine college, has forged a partnership with Mesa Community College (MCC) that will strengthen its community presence and expand its social work course offerings. St. Scholastica will offer a bachelor of arts in social work program on the MCC campus. Fall 2015 classes commence in September and are already nearing capacity. St. Scholastica.pdf

Mesa Opens Multi-Million-Dollar Office Building in Fiesta District

Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Retail space that once lay barren, a sign of a struggling economy in Mesa’s Fiesta District, will soon become a beacon of growth in the city’s effort to redefine the district as a nucleus of industry in the East Valley. Mesa opens multi-million-dollar office building in Fiesta District - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Local News.pdf

Ranger Explains NAGPRA's Impact on Mesa Verde

Published Monday, July 27, 2015

Park Ranger Lara Lloyd will present a thought-provoking talk about the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and how it impacts Mesa Verde on Thursday, July 30.  Lara teaches in the Cultural Science department at Mesa Community College in Arizona. www.cortezjournal.pdf

Maricopa Community Colleges Help Foster Care Students Finish College

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Maricopa Community Colleges announced a new program that will help children who are aging out of the foster care system to get into and complete college. Maricopa Community Colleges help foster care students finish college - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Local News.pdf

Daughter Accepts Dad's Diploma

Published Friday, July 24, 2015

Juliana Mandile recently earned two GCC degrees, an Associate in Arts and an Associate in General Education. But it was receiving the third diploma that touched her heart even more deeply. Yet the third diploma wasn’t even hers; it was that of her father, Mark Anthony Mandile. Juliana accepted her father’s diploma in May, when his degree was awarded posthumously. Despite failing health, Mark had been studying radio engineering at Mesa Community College, aiming for the associate’s degree his...

Maricopa Community Colleges Go Entrepreneurial to Replace Lost State Funds

Published Friday, July 24, 2015

Rufus Glasper is looking for a way to keep funding the Maricopa Community Colleges, even if state leaders don’t think it’s a priority. Glasper, chancellor of the 10-college system, said he has been searching for ways to get more money into the district’s coffers as he saw the state’s continued cutbacks in funding. State money began dwindling in 2008, just as the Great Recession was cranking up. The biggest drop occurred in 2012, when the district received just $6.8 million from the state —...

Verizon Wireless Hiring 1,000 Employees Nationwide

Published Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Verizon Wireless is holding its first ever nationwide, virtual career fair Thursday.   A Verizon representative said students and graduates of Arizona State University, Chandler Gilbert Community College, Mesa Community College, Scottsdale Community College, Estrella Community College, South Mountain Community College, Gateway Community College, and Rio Salado College are welcome to take part. Verizon Wireless hiring 1,000 employees nationwide, holding virtual career fair Thursday - ABC15...

Alum Helps ASU Microbiology Students Realize Their Dreams

Published Monday, July 20, 2015

Coming from a family of modest means, alumnus Michael Peddecord understands that a college education is expensive. Though he would eventually graduate in 1970 from the microbiology program in Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences, he started at Mesa Community College to save money and worked several jobs during college to pay for tuition. Alum helps ASU microbiology students realize their dreams _ ASU News.pdf

Leaders Ready to Launch Social Work Program at College of St. Scholastica in Mesa

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015

Timothy Schmaltz and Rosa Molinar are two of the key names to know when St. Scholastica launches its first social work cohort since expanding into Arizona.The social work program will be St. Scholastica’s first based out of Mesa Community College. Leaders ready to launch social work program at College of St.pdf