Media Coverage

FlagFriends Coordinators Joan and Stan Alf Retiring

Published Friday, November 21, 2014

Ten years ago, a retired couple, Joan and Stan Alf, started FlagFriends (Flagstaff International Friendship Program) to give international students at NAU a chance to learn more about American culture and interact with American families. Joan had been running a similar program at Arizona State University, and Stan had a lot of contacts with international students while working at Mesa Community...

Finding a Mentor and Being One

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014

MCC Alum William Brickhouse is mentor to students. 20141119150803669.pdf 20141119150914934.pdf

Paid PD Opportunity for AZ Teachers

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Article on AZ SCITECH website: "If you're interested in helping students build 21st century workforce skills, understand and analyze data, and engage in authentic projects that provide marketable job skills, then apply for the Geospatial Connections Promoting Advancement to Careers and Higher Education (GEOCACHE), Cohort 2." AZSciTech.pdf

Community College Students Pack Lunches for Students

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Honors students at Mesa Community College gathered Oct. 26 to make sandwiches, write inspirational notes and draw on lunch bags for the homeless. mesa_independent_cmes20141119_9.pdf

Sonoran Artist, Former MCC Teacher

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Former MCC art teacher, Susan Canasi, will have her sculptures in a studio show this month. mesa_independent_cmes20141119_1.pdf mesa_independent_cmes20141119_2.pdf

New Home for Endangered Pupfish

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014

An outdoor-laboratory cienega for Mesa Community College at Red Mountain now has 307 endangered native desert pupfish in a refuge pond. mesa_independent_20141119_A01.pdf mesa_independent_20141119_A04.pdf

Coverage of Unique Grad-Level Research Conducted at MCC

Published Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Through a unique and intensive summer research experience, a group of six MCC students may have discovered beneficial new uses of essential oils derived from naturally occurring Sonoran Desert plants. KEYC-TV: Unique Graduate-Level Research KEYC - Mankato News.pdf PR Web: Unique Graduate-Level Research Conducted.pdf KWQC: Unique Graduate-Level Research Conducted 2.pdf (scroll...

Renewing Higher Education's Mission of Democracy

Published Monday, November 17, 2014

While the Truman Commission stated that educating for democracy "should come first ... among the principal goals for higher education," today, society asks colleges and universities to prepare individuals for jobs in a cost-effective and accessible way.  The White House Domestic Policy Council recently asked Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service to...

MCC's 'Hairspray' Has Firm Hold on Quality Theatre

Published Monday, November 17, 2014

(MCC) decided on the musical Hairspray to debut its spanking new Performing Arts Center last night. What a choice! Examiner's sneak peek tour last night of backstage dressing rooms while the cast and director got gussied up for opening night was a treat, followed by a performance that was even sweeter. MCC's 'Hairspray' has firm hold on quality theatre.pdf

Universities are Taking Neighborhood Engagement to the Next Level

Published Monday, November 17, 2014

In this article about community engagement at universities, MCC is mentioned: "The nation’s two-year community colleges are also engaged in programs designed to directly address issues and problems affecting their communities. Arizona’s Mesa Community College, located in a suburb of Phoenix, is developing a program aimed at combating human trafficking." Universities Are Taking Neighborhood...