MESA, Arizona – May 2, 2019 – Mesa Community College English professor Eddie Webb is the 2019 Mesa Chamber of Commerce Professor of the Year. He was recognized at a Mesa Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony April 18 honoring business excellence and leadership in the community.
An MCC faculty member for 20 years, Webb was nominated by his students for his progressive work as an educator and mentor.
Webb launched the New Media Lab Experience (NMLE) at MCC in the fall of 2017 to modernize the presentation of student’s scholarly material. Students use the Lab’s multimedia technologies and contemporary filmmaking tools to present their research while attaining new media skills in demand by journalism, business, marketing, public relations, video production and emerging industries.
In addition to teaching and serving as director of the NMLE, Webb owns Redpony Film Productions and is an active tribal member, often participating in traditional ceremonies.
“I was raised by hardworking community people. We were always taught to be ethical and to serve the community,” said Webb. “I believe public education, is like life, it is a team sport. There are many people who have paved the way for me to live my dream of being a public educator. I am grateful to my students, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the leadership at Mesa Community College.”
Webb earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Chico State University where his undergraduate work included criminal justice studies and American Indian literature. He attended the Scottsdale School of Film and Theatre at Scottsdale Community College and holds a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. Webb is expected to graduate with his doctoral degree in Higher Learning Leadership from Northern Arizona University this summer.
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Mesa Community College is nationally recognized as an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College and is known for service learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs online, at its two campuses, the Mesa Downtown Center and additional locations. Through the implementation of Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services, MCC is transforming ways it champions student success; college completion, university transfer and career attainment for all students. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution. The diverse student body includes more than 400 international students representing over 60 countries. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training to empower MCC students to compete locally and globally. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, MCC is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Learn more at mesacc.edu.
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