Media Coverage

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

Coverage of Superbowl Sharks and MCC Dancers

Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The sharks at the Superbowl Halftime Show have definitely become a favorite moment of the Super Bowl this year and the MCC dancers are in the midst of the hoopla. Two of our dancers who were originally supposed to be sharks were replaced at the last moment with Katy Perry's dancers. After the "left shark" was criticized by many for not knowing the dance moves, one of the palm trees stated, "The worst part is the MCC dancers had been practicing it for much longer and definitely knew it better,...

Natalie Morris on Giving Up Good Food Finder and Her Upcoming Bean Book

Published Monday, February 2, 2015

New Times article about Natalie Morris, Professor of Sustainable Food Systems Program at Mesa Community College. To those in the local food community, particularly those with an interest in sustainable food, the name Natalie Morris should be a familiar one. The trained chef turned entrepreneur created Good Food Finder, an online directory that identifies and locates local food producers around the state. Now she's writing a book. Natalie Morris on Giving Up Good Food Finder and Her Upcoming...

Reflect on Our Past, Reinvest in Our Future

Published Saturday, January 31, 2015

A My Turn editorial by MCC President Dr. Shouan Pan about the benefits of a community college education. MyTurn Reflect-Reinvest 013115.pdf

Wanted: A New Community College Model for Arizona

Published Thursday, January 29, 2015

Maricopa Community Colleges leaders made a wise decision this week. Skipping the normal formalities of four months of discussion and votes, they  swept any consideration of tuition or property-tax increases off the table. Wanted_ A new community college model for Arizona.pdf

Baseball Eagles Hire Assistant Coach

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry announced Tuesday the addition of Damon Lessler as an assistant coach/coordinator of camps for the program. Lessler formerly played for MCC. Baseball Eagles hire assistant coach.pdf

Promise's Improved Play Drives ASU

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Former MCC T-Bird basketball player Promise Amukamara's performance has driven the Sun Devils to the best start in school history and one of the biggest surprises of the season. Promise Amukamara focuses on offense to boost Arizona State Sun Devils - ESPN.pdf

MCC Red Mountain Campus Earns Conservation Award

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mesa Community College’s Red Mountain campus, 7110 E. McKellips Road in Mesa, was recognized with a conservation award Nov. 15 by the North American Native Plant Society. mesa_independent_20150128_A08.pdf

RJ David Photography Named Fesitval Favorite

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MCC alum RJ David's photography is named a Mesa Arts Festival Favorite. mesa_independent012815 Mesa Indep RJDavid Photography-alum.pdf