Media Coverage

All-USA Coverage

Published Monday, April 20, 2015

Two MCC students are among "20 Community College students honored as nation's best": 20 community college students honored as nation's best.pdf Spotlight on ALL-USA winner and MCC student Valerie Le Grande: All-USA spotlight_ After a decade of trauma, hope through education _ USA TODAY College.pdf

Meza Selected as City of Mesa Police Chief

Published Friday, April 17, 2015

The city of Mesa announced April 6 that interim Police Chief John Meza has been selected as the new police chief. Chief Meza, a former assistant chief, has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Mesa Community College within the Administration of Justice Program. Meza selected as city of Mesa police chief.pdf

MCCCD Artists of Promise on Display in Phoenix

Published Thursday, April 16, 2015

Video coverage of Artists of Promise event:

Coverage of Winners of 10th Annual Avnet Tech Games

Published Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced today the 2015 winners of the Avnet Tech Games. Of the more than 200 students from universities and community colleges who competed in the games on Saturday, April 11 and in the virtual competitions, 31 students collected $1,000 scholarships. Additionally, nine faculty advisors received $2,700 in honorariums for leading the winning teams to victory. MCC had 3 winning teams. Phoenix Business Journal   PDF: Local college students...

Woman Gives Back to Mesa College Advisor Paying for Students' Gas, Food

Published Thursday, April 9, 2015

MCC student Tina Jones nominated Loretta Damon for CBS 5's Pay It Forward program and this week delivered $500 cash to Damon. College advisors always have their hands full helping students transition into life on their own, but at Mesa Community College, Damon specializes in American Indian students. ​Helping students succeed is Loretta Damon's job, but she keeps on going long after she clocks out. Pdf here: Woman gives back to Mesa college advisor paying for students' ga - CBS 5 - KPHO.pdf...

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 News 

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 Teacher takes students for spring break to border.pdf