Media Coverage

Life's Lessons by Deborah Bateman, Commencement Address

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Commencement speaker Deborah Bateman blogs about addressing the crowd of graduates at MCC. Life’s Lessons _ Deborah Bateman.pdf

Realistic Exercise at MCC Hones First Responder Skills

Published Monday, May 18, 2015

First responders honed their skills by reacting to a variety of incidents during a recent exercise organized by the faculty at Mesa Community College.  VirtualCommandWrangler.pdf

Mesa's Fiesta District Undergoes Yet Another Revitalization

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Fiesta District is not what it once was — it is not the big financial office center like it was in the ‘80s, nor is it the ultimate attraction for retailers and restaurants as it was 20 years ago. Yet, efforts to revitalize the area have prevailed and are expected to continue for the next several years. MCC opened its performing arts center, which will “contribute to the vitality” of the Fiesta District, Jeff Darbut said. The new center, which cost $18 million, opened last October. It...

Longtime Mesa Artist, Activist Strives to Make a Difference

Published Thursday, May 14, 2015

Virginia Aguero, an MCC alumna, may be well known in Mesa’s art community, but her commitment and dedication to the city of Mesa and its civil rights movements spans a lifetime of hard work. Longtime Mesa artist, activist strives to make a difference - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Local News.pdf

Wilkes University Offers Partnership with MCC

Published Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wilkes University Offers Partnership with MCC. Graduation and Wilkes_eastmesaindependent.pdf

Meet Your Neighbor: Kathleen Perales

Published Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Mesa Independent spotlights Kathleen Perales in their "Meet Your Neighbor" section. Perales talks about her role at MCC creating programs and services that respond to the community’s needs for college access and attainment. Meet Your Neighbor_ Kathleen Perales - Mesa Independent _ Mesa Independent.pdf  

Coverage of Mesa College Graduation

Published Thursday, May 14, 2015

Graduation ceremonies for Mesa Community College students are set for 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 15 in the courtyard at the Southern and Dobson campus. This year, the college has 2,666 graduates from the summer, fall and spring semesters and is issuing 4,699 degrees. About 561 graduates are expected to walk in Friday’s ceremony. Mesa Tribune:  Mesa college graduation set - East Valley Tribune_ East Valley Local News.pdf Mesa Independent: Graduation and Wilkes_eastmesaindependent.pdf and link: ...

Mesa Teacher-to-be Wins Car, Ditches Scooter

Published Monday, May 11, 2015

Mesa Community College student Veronica Daigle was planning to ride her red Romeo 150 scooter the 144 miles from Phoenix to Flagstaff but figured she'd take a chance by entering a contest that came with the possibility of a free car.  Find out what happens... Mesa teacher-to-be wins car, ditches scooter.pdf

Arizona Judge: Dreamers Can Pay In-State Tuition

Published Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dreamers are celebrating a judge's ruling that allows students who have received work permits under a federal deferred action program for undocumented immigrants to continue paying in-state tuition rates at many of Arizona's community colleges. Arizona Judge_ Dreamers Can Pay In-State Tuition - NBC News.pdf

Coverage of High-End Apartment Complex in Mesa

Published Thursday, May 7, 2015

Officials and business leader put some muscle behind their words Wednesday afternoon in Mesa to help break ground on a 354-unit high-end apartment complex. The development is the first going up in area around Mesa Community College in more than 20 years. KTAR: Ground broken on high-end apartment complex in Mesa.pdf AZCentral: Mesa Fiesta District gets first housing in 20 years.pdf