Media Coverage

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 instance, between 10 and 20 percent of Mesa Community College’s overall student body finish a degree program. Among the...

MCCCD Colleges May Award 2-Year Degrees Retroactively

Published Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thousands of people in the metro Phoenix area have some college credit but no degree. But now they may be able to get an associate degree retroactively. The Maricopa County Community College District recently was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Helios Education Foundation to start a "reverse transfer" project. MCCCD colleges may award 2-year degrees retroactively.pdf

Attention College Students: You May Have Earned a Degree Without Knowing It

Published Tuesday, February 10, 2015

If you’re cash-strapped, here’s a well-trodden path toward a bachelor’s degree: Start at community college, which is cheaper and more flexible; get a bunch of credits there; then transfer to a four-year college to finish. Arizona’s Maricopa community colleges, which enroll more than 265,000 students a year, have received a half-million-dollar grant to track students who’ve moved on, and to automatically give them an associate’s degree if they’ve completed enough coursework. Attention college...

Community College Grads Add Billions to Arizona

Published Friday, February 6, 2015

Jack Lunsford, who is taking over leadership of the Arizona Community College Coordinating Council talks about the economic impact and need to rethink funding for the state's community colleges. Community-college grads add billions to Arizona.pdf

Free FAFSA Workshops This Weekend

Published Friday, February 6, 2015

MCC is one of several locations offering free FAFSA workshops this weekend. Free FAFSA workshops this weekend for college aid.pdf

Dianna M. Johnson Will be Recognized as Bio of the Month

Published Friday, February 6, 2015

America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals is recognizing MCC alum Dianna M. Johnson. The Bio of the Month membership is allotted to a particular individual by America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals for excellence and performance in their chosen career. Dianna M. Johnson has a proven record of achievement in the field of roofing. Dianna M. Johnson Will be Recognized as the Bio of the Month.pdf

Buena Signing Day Enjoys Surprise Cameo

Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015

National letter of intent day for the class of 2015 Buena Colts was more modest than in years’ past with only Grady McCoy and Seth Doser pledging to become Mesa Community College Thunderbirds next fall. (Sierra Vista Herald) Buena signing day enjoys surprise cameo _ The Sierra Vista Herald.pdf

Eastern Michigan's 2015 Recruiting Class

Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015

USA Today mentions MCC's Juan Giraldo in Eastern Michigan's 2015 recruiting class article. Eastern Michigan's 2015 Recruiting Class.pdf

David Luna First Latino Elected in Mesa History

Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015

David Luna, 58, is Mesa's first elected Latino council member in the city's 136-year history. Luna served as a Mesa Community College Commission on Excellence in Education member. David Luna first Latino elected in Mesa history.pdf

Lawmaker Hopes to Bring Obama's Free Community College Plan to Arizona

Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rep. Reginald Bolding, D-Phoenix, authored a bill that would provide two years of free community college tuition to state residents who maintain a grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Lawmaker hopes to bring Obama’s free community college plan to Arizona _ arizonalatinos.pdf