Mesa Community College celebrates 2022-2023 graduates

MESA, Arizona – May 10, 2023 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Tammy Robinson, will recognize the accomplishments of 2,163 students in successfully meeting academic standards to earn Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees during the 2022-2023 academic year. More than 500 candidates will participate in the college’s 2023 graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Arizona State University, Desert Financial Arena.

The public is invited to begin gathering for the ceremony when the doors open at 8 a.m. Event details are available at A live stream of the event will commence when the program begins at 9 a.m. at for those wishing to participate remotely.

The ceremony, themed Honor Your Past to Create Your Future, includes pre- and post-ceremony entertainment provided by the MCC Disc Jockey program.

Attendees will hear remarks from Micayla Berglund, president of the Associated Students of MCC, Red Mountain Campus and DaShawn Hudgins, president of the Associated Students of MCC, Southern and Dobson Campus.

The college is honored to have guest speakers from the Maricopa County Community College District: Governing Board President Marie Sullivan and Chancellor Dr. Stephen Gonzales.

Shannon Poppell, who is graduating alongside her two sons, is the 2022-2023 Class Honors Speaker.

Although every graduate has a tale to tell of the path that led to this special moment, several graduate candidates from different walks of life share details of their personal journey at in hopes of inspiring others.

MCC faculty and staff congratulate the students reaching this significant milestone in their lives, many who started their educational journey in the midst of a pandemic. Graduates are urged to take pride and strength in all they have accomplished.

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Media contact: Dawn Zimmer, 480-461-7892,

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for university transfer, career and technical programs, civic engagement, service-learning and innovative approaches to education. Host to more than 24,400 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. On average MCC students provide 23,000 hours of community service annually. For more than 50 years, the college has served as a resource for education, workforce development and lifelong learning. MCC is transforming student success through Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution. Nearly 50% of MCC students are the first in their families to attend college. MCC has the largest indigenous student population of all the Maricopa Community Colleges. The American Indian Institute serves students from 22 federally recognized Arizona tribes and out-of-state tribes. Our diverse student body includes hundreds of international students from around the world. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to attain their goals. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, on the traditional territories of the O'odham, Piipaash and Yavapai Peoples, MCC is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Visit to learn more.

MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC),

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District. MCCCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2023