Media Coverage

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

Honing a Healthy Disregard for the Impossible: Undergraduate Research in the First Two Years

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MCC Professor Niccole Cerveny's article about undergraduate research in the first two years of college is published in the National Association of Geoscience Teachers news magazine, In the Trenches. Trenches_Vol5No2.pdf

Meet the Stich Family

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Adam and Ashley Stich are dedicated to their careers, each other, their children and the magic of music as an integral part of life.  Together, they developed the concept for an innovative Henry Hicklebee concert through ProMusica Arizona, an event that allows audience members to drive the plot and choices of music. Ashley is a reading faculty member at MCC. Meet The Stich Family _ ImagesAZ.pdf

Pita Jungle Jam Marks 15 Years of Jazz in Chandler

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It was 15 years ago this month that Pita Jungle in Chandler took a chance on jazz with the introduction of a weekly Thursday Jungle Jam. And it's still going strong. Music teachers from local colleges, including Chandler Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College often send their students to the Jungle Jam to write reports on what they hear. Pita Jungle Jam marks 15 years of jazz in Chandler.pdf

(Coverage of) Police to Answer Questions about Mesa Deadly Shooting at Community Meeting

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's been two weeks since the deadly mass shooting in Mesa, but the effects of the scary ordeal may still be looming. Police will meet with the public on Wednesday night to answer questions about the man in accused the shooting spree and what happened.     The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Mesa Community College library, just a couple of miles away from the scene of last month's shooting. Before the meeting: Police to answer questions about Mesa deadly shooting at community - FOX 10...

STEM Guitar Project Strikes a Chord with Arizona Teachers

Published Monday, March 30, 2015

The STEM Guitar Project is a national program of travelling community college instructors who visited the Valley recently and came to MCC. The program works with teachers to teach STEM to students through guitar building.

On Paper, ASU Women Can Compete with Florida State

Published Friday, March 27, 2015

ASU guard Peace Amukamara, who was MVP at 2014 NJCAA Division II nationals for champion Mesa Community College, is part of ASU effort to beat Florida State. On paper, ASU women can compete with Florida State.pdf

Best of Mesa 2015: MCC

Published Thursday, March 26, 2015

East Valley Tribune names MCC "Best of Mesa 2015 College" The largest of the 10 members of the Maricopa Community Colleges system, Mesa Community College offers degrees in programs like film, biology, interior design and journalism. The school recently added a new performing arts center that can seat 462 people. Best of Mesa 2015_ People & Places - East Valley Tribune_ Home.pdf

East Valley Rides into Cycling Community

Published Monday, March 23, 2015

East Valley cycling has taken off in recent years as the area has become one of the most bike-friendly regions in the country. Grid Bike Share is a program that allows users to utilize city-owned bicycles to get from place to place. Bicycle facilities have sprouted up all over the East Valley, with many cities even renovating older buildings to make them more cycle-friendly. Locations in Mesa are yet to be determined, but Jim Hash, Mesa’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, said the most...

(Coverage of) Suspect in Mesa Shooting Faces Murder, Assault Charges

Published Friday, March 20, 2015

A man suspected of killing one person and wounding five others during a shooting spree in downtown Mesa on March 18 is facing murder, assault, burglary and kidnapping charges. Mesa Community College’s Southern Avenue and Dobson Road campus, the Pima Medical Institute’s Mesa campus, and the EVIT Mesa campus were placed on lockdown because of the incident. Suspect in Mesa shooting faces murder, assault charges - East Valley Tribune_ Mesa.pdf Washington Post link and Man arrested in Phoenix-area...