MCC alum Ken Phelps leads free All-Stars clinics along with several fellow MLB alumni. A recent Verde Independent article features a recent clinic hosted at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Ariz. Ken Phelps, a 2016 MCC Hall of Fame Outstanding Athlete Honoree, played Baseball for MCC in 1974 prior to his 11-year career in Major League Baseball. His career highlights include a World Series Championship in 1989 with the Oakland A’s and the American League record for the fastest to reach...
Cronkite News reports on the less traditional junior college path for Major League Baseball players across the state. JUCO baseball programs thrive in Arizona.pdf
AZCentral.com reports on five high-paying jobs that do not require a bachelor's degree, instead only need a few credits from any of the Maricopa County Community College District colleges. High-paying careers that don’t require four years of college.pdf
KJZZ reports on the question of whether undocumented immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should be eligible for in-state tuition will be going back to court. By a one-vote margin the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board voted to appeal the case. MCC student Ezekiel Santos is quoted. KJZZ The Show.pdf
MCC's Matt Ashcraft and Craig Jacobsen explain the college's Informed Improvement Process in the April-June 2017 edition of Planning for Higher Education Journal. The article will also be featured in an upcoming issue of the Society for College and University Planning's The SCUP Scan. Planning for HigherEd Jrnl - Informed Improvement .pdf
My News Mesa reported that the 2016-2017 athletic season for the Mesa Community College Thunderbirds saw a Valley of the Sun Bowl victory, five region championships and the icing on the cake, a national championship. But just as crucial as success in game competition is success in the classroom. MCC sets record with 35 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award winners, MyNewsMesa.pdf
The Rose Garden at Mesa Community College is featured in the Arizona Republic's special on desert rose gardens. Excerpt: "Although the gardens at Sahuaro Ranch and Encanto Park have historic cred, the Rose Garden at at Mesa Community College earns fame as the largest in the desert Southwest, with nearly 10,000 plants over 3.5 acres." This article does not appear online on AZ Central, but can be accessed at http://arizonarepublic.az.newsmemory.com/ on page ZL03. PDF: Rose Garden, AZ Republic...
KTVK features a comment from Mesa Community College student Ezequiel Santos, DACA recipient, on segment titled "No More In-State Tuition for Dreamers." Santos is also quoted in a New Times article, "DACA Students Hot, Vow to Fight Court Ruling." video unavailable New Times DACA Students Hot.pdf
ASU Honors College reports that Jessie Whitfield, who now owns her own digital photo booth business, transferred into ASU and Barrett from Mesa Community College’s honors program. She said her undergraduate experience prepared her for her current endeavors. Jessie Whitfield.pdf
SanTan Sun News reports Elaine Atwood of Chandler, who earned two associate degrees in applied sciences from Mesa Community College, plans to open a Christmas tree and blueberry farm. Local graduate plans to open Christmas tree, blueberry farm SanTan Sun News.pdf