Media Coverage

Mesa Community College receives agriculture grant from EPA

Published Sunday, September 28, 2014

Excerpt: "The grant was for the environmental education,” Conden said. “We figure what’s a better way to teach people environmental education than through aquaponics?” "The program is divided into several stages, but it includes teaching seminars on gardening and sub-granting to aquaponics STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in local school districts. The college has...

Is Mesa's Fiesta District the next hotspot?

Published Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Excerpt: "Mesa Community College, on the west end of the district, has poured millions into its own campus in recent years, adding student facilities that are also community attractions. "A $15 million, 462-seat performing arts center is set to open at MCC next month, with the musical "Hairspray" as its first show. The college redeveloped an old Harkins movie theater to support the arts center...

Extreme storm chaser Reed Timmer visits Arizona

Published Thursday, September 18, 2014

Excerpt: "Reed Timmer is called the world's most extreme storm chaser and for good reason. He drives into the eye of the storms as the star of the Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers. "Wednesday night, he was in Arizona to speak at the Mesa Community College Honors Program Lecture Series."

Storm chaser to speak Sept. 17 at Mesa Community College

Published Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  Storm chaser to speak Sept. 17 at Mesa Community College Staff report Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA Updated September 16, 2014 Storm chaser Reed Timmer will speak about his experiences at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave. Mr. Timmer is one of few to document an F5 tornado as well as Hurricane Katrina, according to a press...

Coverage of Mesa Community College Urban Horticulture and Agribusiness Program Awarded EPA Environmental Education Grant

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014

Excerpt: The Urban Horticulture and Agribusiness program at Mesa Community College (MCC), in partnership with the Roosevelt School District and RighTrac, Inc., received a two-year$108,000Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Education grant to establish a Center for Urban Agriculture (CUA). The Center will serve as a hub for the development and dissemination of educational programs...

Bacteria found in Mesa flood water

Published Thursday, September 11, 2014

MCC Biotechnology Director Stan Kikkert told CBS5 that he found thousands of different types of bacteria in a sample of run-off flood water following the recent storm. Excerpt: "We see lots and lots of different colonies - different shapes and colors," said Kikkert. "That tells us right there,  it gives us a hint of the diversity that's present in the standing water." Two segments aired, view...

New local business providing princesses for parties

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Excerpt: Giving children the experience of meeting their favorite fairy-tale characters no longer has to be a vacation. Spoonful of Sugar Events makes it possible to have princesses right at your doorstep. Spoonful of Sugar Events was created by 21-year-old Danielle Jake, a lifelong Ahwatukee resident, and 19-year-old Ryann Franklin. The two young entrepreneurs decided to start the business this...

Storm chaser to speak at Mesa Community College

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Storm chaser Reed Timmer will speak about his experiences at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at MCC. Mr. Timmer is one of a few to document an F5 tornado as well as Hurricane Katrina, according to a press release. 

MCC dental hygiene program seeks patients

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The dental hygiene program at MCC is seeking patients who have not received entail care in three or more years to participate in its clinical education program.  Mesa Community College dental hygiene program seeks patients.pdf

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