Press Releases

​​​​​​​Fast-track training helps fill immediate IT workforce void

Published Thursday, October 7, 2021

MCC works with Pega to offer course preparing students for industry certification MESA, Arizona – Oct. 8, 2021– Mesa Community College announces a new fast-track Pega certification program to help prepare information technology career seekers to compete for hundreds of high-wage Valley positions. MCC worked with Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company that crushes business...

The Boeing Company supports higher education, funds Mesa College Promise program

Published Thursday, September 9, 2021

MESA, Arizona – Sept. 13, 2021 – The Boeing Company supports Mesa College Promise students with a $10,000 gift, opening doors for high school graduates to attend Mesa Community College. “Boeing is proud to support the Mesa College Promise and the bright students this program will assist. As a recipient of a similar community college program, I can attest that this type of investment has a long...

Nora Amavisca Reyes, Ed.D. selected for Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo fellowship

Published Tuesday, September 7, 2021

MESA, Arizona -- Sept. 8, 2021 – Mesa Community College Senior Associate Vice President, Nora Amavisca Reyes, Ed.D. is selected as one of 25 to participate in the third cohort of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo. The program is designed to increase diverse representation in executive and senior-level positions in higher...

Dental Hygiene students offer discounted dental teeth cleanings, services 

Published Monday, August 30, 2021

MESA, Arizona -- Aug. 30, 2021 -- Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene students are accepting appointments for discounted teeth cleanings and oral health screenings on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 5855 E. Still Circle in Mesa. Appointments are available at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and may be made by calling 480-248-8195. Ideal...

Mesa Community College campuses reopen for in-person learning and events

Published Thursday, August 19, 2021

MESA, Ariz. -- August 19, 2021 -- Mesa Community College reopens its campus facilities for in-person services. Virtual services remain available, giving students and the community flexible options for fulfilling their enrollment needs. August 21 marks the beginning of the fall 2021 semester and the return of a more robust in person class schedule and public events. “We are thrilled to be...

MCC fills industry void, launches Biomedical Equipment Technology certificate program

Published Wednesday, August 18, 2021

MESA, Ariz. -- Aug. 18, 2021 -- Mesa Community College, in collaboration with Banner Health, establishes a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Biomedical Equipment Technology, the only program of its kind in Arizona. The MCC Biomedical Equipment Technology program introduces students to the technical knowledge and skills needed for entry level positions such as troubleshooting, repairing and...

MCC program director named Arizona state climatologist

Published Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Erinanne Saffell, director of the MCC Geography Program, is named Arizona state climatologist. MESA, Ariz. -- August 10, 2021 -- Erinanne Saffell, Ph.D., director of Mesa Community College’s (MCC) Geography program and residential faculty member, is appointed Arizona’s state climatologist by Governor Doug Ducey. Saffell, born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, cites her early memories of extreme...

MCC and Boeing invest in the community with rapid training and industry certifications

Published Tuesday, July 27, 2021

MESA, Arizona – July 27, 2021 – The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace firm, and Mesa Community College (MCC) partner to provide aerospace industry training to launch new careers in record time. “We began offering cable harness wiring boot camps in collaboration with MCC last year,” said Robert Blawat, operations manager for The Boeing Company. “We developed an eight question, pre-...

MCC’s first feature film Antigone showcased in Phoenix Film Festival

Published Thursday, July 22, 2021

MESA, Ariz. -- July 22, 2021 -- Mesa Community College’s first feature film, Antigone, appears in the prestigious Phoenix Film Festival at 7:45 p.m., Aug. 16 and 9:05 p.m., Aug. 19 in the Harkins Theaters Scottsdale 101. The film, pronounced ann-TEE-guh-nee, features MCC students and alumni performing the play originally written by Socrates around 441 B.C. Theatre Program Director Kevin Dressler...

MCC English faculty receive Developmental Education Endowment Award

Published Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Stacy Wilson, MCC English faculty MESA, Arizona -- July 21, 2021 -- Mesa Community College English faculty Stacy Wilson and Alex Arreguin receive the MCC Developmental Education Endowment Award to contextualize teaching and learning in English courses (specifically ENG101 and ENG102). This is accomplished by engaging students in active learning through hands-on experiences and the use of real-...

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