Mesa Community College Hosts District Anniversary Events

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) was created in 1962 to provide acc​essible and affordable higher education opportunities. Over the past 50 years, the District has become one of the largest and most respected community college systems in the nation.  Community members can learn more about the 50 years of MCCCD at                  

Mesa Community College is proud to be a part of the tradition. For 47 years, MCC has been providing quality education at an exceptional value for the citizens of Mesa and the East Valley. To recognize the District’s 50th Anniversary, MCC has developed multiple events to serve as the College’s gift to the community in celebration of this milestone.

Community members are invited to the following fall anniversary celebration events. All events are free.

From 3-5 pm on Thursday, October 25, The Virtual Incident Command Center (VICC) at Mesa Community College's Downtown Center (145 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201) will hold an open house for community members to tour this state-of-the-art facility and learn how VICC is advancing educational opportunities.  VICC provides the most true-to-life incident command training through customizable simulations that immerses participants in a virtual environment so they can prepare for all natural and man-made disasters, including structure fires, wild land fires, terrorist events, floods, hostage situations, railroad accidents, structural collapses, and hazardous materials spills. Projection screens allow the user to view the incident from multiple vantage points. The VICC is host to numerous trainings for local, state and national organizations. Those wishing to attend this event may RSVP by calling (480) 461-7475.

On Tuesday, November 6, community members are invited to Celebrate 50, Celebrate Life at the MCC Red Mountain Campus, Saguaro Mall (7110 East McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ 85207). From 10 am – 1 pm, MCC Dental Hygiene Students and Nursing Students will conduct free blood pressure checks, glucose testing, and oral cancer screenings. Chandler Gilbert Community College Massage Therapy students will also be offering free chair massages. Information on tobacco cessation and much more will be available.

The Mesa East Valley Rose Society and Mesa Community College dedicate the 2012 Rose Show to the Maricopa County Community College District’s 50th Anniversary. Community members are invited to visit the Rose Show on Saturday, November 17, between 1 and 3 pm to view judged entries, stroll through the rose garden, and receive rose growing tips from Mesa East Valley Rose Society members. The event is located in the AS Corridor of the Paul A. Elsner Library at the MCC Southern and Dobson campus (1833 W Southern Ave., Mesa AZ 85202).

50th flier 8.5x11.pdf

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District.

Please direct media inquiries to Angela Askey at or Sally Mesarosh at or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 480-461-7445.  IA website:


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Publication Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2012