Press Releases

MCC Faculty Helps Hungry and Struggling Students

Published Monday, September 24, 2018

MESA, Ariz. – Sept. 24, 2018 -- Mesa Community College Faculty Senate donated $1,000 to the college’s on-campus pantries, assisting hundreds of a growing number of students facing food and living insecurities. MCC Student Life and Leadership (SL&L) is using the funds, which were donated at the end of the Spring 2018 semester, to purchase much needed food and hygiene supplies for the Mesa...

Presenting MCC’s Fall Arts Season

Published Friday, September 21, 2018

Photo by Nick Woodward-Shaw MESA, Arizona -- Sept. 21, 2018 -- Mesa Community College’s Fall 2018 Arts season brings performances and exhibitions that feature up-and-coming student artists and renowned craft masters presented in exquisite venues on MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus (1833 W. Southern Ave.). The Performing Arts Center (PAC) delivers exceptional acoustics and visibility for...

MCC students earn ariZoni awards and honors

Published Thursday, September 20, 2018

MCC Theatre and Film Arts Students (L to R): Lily Gastelum (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Story Theatre); and, Steven May (Best Sound Design, Eurydice). MESA, Ariz. -- September 20, 2018 – Mesa Community College Theatre and Film Arts Department students earned awards and recognition for their talent at the 28th  annual ariZoni Awards of Theatre Excellence held at the Tempe Center for the...

Council on Undergraduate Research features MCC alumna and faculty

Published Monday, September 17, 2018

MESA, Arizona – Sept. 17, 2018 - The writings of two Mesa Community College professors and an alumna appear in the Council on Undergraduate Research’s book, Mentoring through Transitions: Voices on the Verge. The publication highlights individuals, programs and institutions succeeding in supporting students at transitional junctures such as when they move from a community college to a four-year...

Life Science Professor Publishes Ant Research 

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018

MESA, Arizona – August 29, 2018 – Mesa Community College life science professor Nicola Plowes is co-author of a research article, Mechanistic Models of Conflict between Ant Colonies and Their Consequences for Territory Scaling, appearing in the August edition of The American Naturalist/University of Chicago Press Journals. The article describes a mathematical model of the behavior of the pavement...

MCC ranked No. 5 in Arizona

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mesa Community College is ranked No. 5 in The Best Colleges' list of top online community colleges in Arizona.  Additional information about MCC’s ranking and the methodology used by The Best Colleges may be found online at thebestcolleges.org.  # # # Media contact: Dawn Zimmer, dawn.zimmer@mesacc.edu, 480-461-7892 Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-...

Alumna initiates partnership between MCC and National Bank of Arizona benefiting ACE students

Published Thursday, August 2, 2018

MESA, Arizona – Aug. 2, 2018 – Mesa Community College and National Bank of Arizona (NBA) entered into a partnership to assist students in MCC’s Achieving a College Education (ACE) program. The ACE program helps underrepresented high school students facilitate the transition to community college and then on to a university. A $5,000 grant from National Bank of Arizona will provide direct...

Student Awarded Whataburger Scholarship for Community Garden Idea

Published Tuesday, July 24, 2018

MESA, Arizona – July 24, 2018 – Ariana Granger, a Mesa Community College student, won a $1,000 scholarship in Whataburger’s WhataBigIdea contest. Students were asked to submit videos, artwork or texts explaining how their big idea could change the world. Granger’s idea is the establishment of a community garden at MCC’s Red Mountain Campus to grow fresh produce to supply the Mesa Market, an on-...

MCC cross-disciplinary teaching model earns national attention

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018

MESA, Ariz. – July 17, 2018 – The Mesa Community College Immersive Total Patient Management Experience (ITPME) is featured in an article in the Winter 2018 Education Update/Domain3, the official membership publication of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE). Authored by Sean Newton, BS, NRP; Charles A. Finch, D.O., FACOEP; and Lisa M. Newton RN, MSN, of MCC's Department of EMS/Fire...

MCCCD IT Institute announces inaugural classes

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018

MESA, Arizona – June 20, 2018 – Registration is open for classes at the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) IT Institute in Mesa. “We are excited to announce Networking Technology I, the first in a series of courses incorporating blockchain technology instruction, and Survey of Computer Information Systems will be the two inaugural courses offered at the IT Institute this fall,”...

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