Media Coverage

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

Award-Winning Artists Help GCC Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Published Thursday, February 19, 2015

An art exhibit, “Peterson & Peterson,” honoring the 50th anniversary of GCC, was on display in the Palm Court Lounge (SU 104) through Feb. 25 at the college, 6000 W. Olive Ave. The show features work by Willis (“Pete”) Peterson and his daughter, Cynthia Peterson. Cynthia is an art instructor at MCC and award-winning painter. Art show features father, daughter - Your West Valley News_...

NASA Research Scientist Who Worked on Rosetta Comet Landing to Speak Feb. 18

Published Thursday, February 19, 2015

Dr. Claudia Alexander, who worked on the U.S. team that landed a probe on the Rosetta Comet in 2014, will speak as part of the Maricopa Community Colleges Honors Forum Lecture Series at Mesa Community College. Dr. Claudia Alexander is a research scientist specializing in geophysics and planetary science. Dr. Alexander has worked for the United States Geological Survey and the National Aeronautics...

Apache Junction's Taylor is February Artist of the Month

Published Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Superstition Arts and Cultural Alliance and Dreams and Legends Gallery have announced their selection of David Scott Taylor, an MCC alum, as February Superstition Artist of the Month. Apache Junction’s Taylor February Artist of the Month.pdf

MCC Dental Hygiene Students Make Their Rounds at Barrow Neurologic Center

Published Friday, February 13, 2015

Beginning this month, MCC’s dental hygiene students are rotating on the hospital floors of Dignity Health’s Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ.  MCC Dental Hygiene Students Make Their Rounds at Barrow Neurologic Institute _ American Dental Education Association.pdf

MCC Students Create Unique Theraputic Bridge

Published Thursday, February 12, 2015

Two Mesa Community College students are making a difference in the lives of patients at Boulder Mountain Therapy in Mesa. Students Mollie Heiden and Joshua Okken built a bridge that provides special needs children with a unique way to improve their balance skills. MesaIndep 021115 Therapeutic Bridge.pdf

Mesa Student Invited to NASA Workshop

Published Thursday, February 12, 2015

MCC student Karina Aguilar was invited to attend the National Community College Aerospace Scholars on-site workshop in November at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. MesaIndep 021115 NASA.pdf

Luis Ellis Fosters MCC Student Success with Minority Male Programs and Advising

Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015

AZ Informant article on MCC advisor Louis Ellis who serves as a role model in his role as the liason for the Black Student Union and Minority Male Program. AzInformant 020415 Luis Ellis.pdf

County Chancellor Favors Obama's College Proposal

Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015

President Barack Obama’s proposal to provide free education for some community college students has gained the support from the head of the network of colleges in Maricopa County. County chancellor favors Obama’s college proposal - East Valley Tribune_ Chandler.pdf

CCC Students Save to Learn

Published Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Coconino Community College and the Coconino County Community Services Department are teaming up with local businesses to help students afford a college education. Regner and officials at CCC looked to Mesa Community College's individual development account program as a model for $ave2Learn. That school has seen encouraging trends in retention, graduation rates and GPAs. For...