Press Releases

East Valley philanthropist and an honors student speak at graduation

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MESA, Arizona -- May 10, 2017 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) selected two speakers to address the crowd for the May 12 commencement at MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus. The keynote speaker is MCC alumna Jennifer Duff, president of Jef International, Inc. and Lobina Lures. The Class Honors Speaker is Hannah Somerville from MCC’s Red Mountain Campus. Jennifer Duff, MCC alumna, entrepreneur and...

MCC recognizes accomplishments of more than 2,300 graduates

Published Friday, May 5, 2017

MESA, Arizona – May 5, 2017 – On May 12, Mesa Community College (MCC) will recognize the accomplishments of 2,348 graduates by issuing 4,553 degrees and certificates for the 2016-17 academic year at a commencement ceremony in the courtyard of MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus. Donning blue caps and gowns, 592 graduates will participate in the ceremony, beginning with the processional at 7:15 p.m...

MCC leader elected to national student development council

Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mesa, Arizona – April 25, 2017 — Sonya Pearson, Mesa Community College vice president of student affairs, is the President-Elect of the National Council on Student Development (NCSD). The council promotes the understanding of and respect for all community college students and professionals through advocacy and education. Pearson will begin a two-year term of service as NCSD President-Elect on...

MCC named a Voter Friendly Campus

Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MESA, Arizona – April 4, 2017 – Mesa Community College is one of 83 campuses in 23 states to be designated a Voter-Friendly Campus through an initiative led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers...

2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars

Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MESA, Arizona -- April 3, 2017 -- Mesa Community College students Jessica Siegel and Zachary St. Martin have been named 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars. Jessica Siegel The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, recognizes high achieving, two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual...

MCC achieves high rankings in international education

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MESA, Arizona – March 22, 2017 – Mesa Community College receives high rankings in the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange published by the Institute of International Education. MCC is ranked at No. 4 in Arizona, for the number of F1 visa students served in the state (578), surpassed in numbers only by Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona...

Perez receives award for dedication to educational equity and excellence

Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lydia Perez, recipient of the 2017 WESTOP Steve Holeman Award. MESA, Arizona –  March 20, 2017 –  Lydia Perez, Mesa Community College TRIO Student Support Services program director, received the Steve Holeman Award during the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel’s (WESTOP) annual conference held Feb. 26 through March 1 in Monterey, California. Named for...

Four MCC students named to All-Arizona Academic Team

Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Recognized for academic achievement and distinguished leadership MESA, Arizona –  March 9, 2017 -- Four high-achieving Mesa Community College students were celebrated for their outstanding academic achievements and distinguished leadership at the 2017 All-Arizona Academic Team Recognition Ceremony being held today, March 9, at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa, 1011 W. Holmes Ave., Mesa...

MCC named a best Arizona college

Published Monday, March 6, 2017

Mesa Community College is ranked among the top 20 Best Community Colleges in Arizona for 2017 by bestcolleges.com.  Click here to review bestcolleges.com's full list of 2017 Best Colleges in Arizona. # # # Media Contact Dawn Zimmer, dawn.zimmer@mesacc.edu, 480-461-7892  Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-learning, career and...

Partnership escalates college credential attainment

Published Thursday, March 2, 2017

MESA, Arizona – March 2, 2017 – An enhanced partnership between Mesa Public Schools and Mesa Community College aims to increase attainment of post-secondary credentials. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, six Mesa high schools will have a full-time MCC college advisor to assist students in preparing for their futures. “We are excited to have the MCC advisors on our high school campuses,”...

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