Press Releases

Dr. Joanne Russell joins Mesa Community College as Vice President of Academic Affairs

Published Monday, July 22, 2024

Dr. Joanne Russell, MCC Vice President of Academic Affairs MESA, Arizona -- July 22, 2024 -- Mesa Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joanne Russell as the college’s Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA). She began serving in her new role July 9, 2024. Dr. Russell brings more than 25 years of distinguished leadership experience in higher education faculty and...

Robert Budach joins Mesa Community College as Vice President of Administrative Services

Published Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Robert Budach, MCC Vice President of Administrative Services MESA, Arizona -- July 16, 2024 -- Mesa Community College is pleased to announce Robert Budach as the college’s Vice President of Administrative Services. Budach began serving in his new role July 1, 2024. He oversees College Technology Services, Facilities, Fiscal, Human Resources and College Police, and provides direction,...

Mesa Celebrates Juneteenth with Community Event

Published Monday, June 17, 2024

Leaders gather at MCC to commemorate the emancipation anniversary MESA, Ariz. -- June, 17, 2024 -- The City of Mesa, Mesa Community College (MCC) and the Mesa-East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee (MLK) are hosting an inagural Juneteenth Celebration commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. The free event is June 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m...

Community college students receive scholarships to study abroad

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2024

MESA, Arizona -- June 6, 2024 --Eight Mesa Community College students have been awarded scholarships totaling $25,500 to study abroad by the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program at MCC in summer 2024. The program enables American undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to study and intern abroad through scholarships of up to...

MCC student Matthew Collins receives Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarship

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Matthew Collins, recipient of a 2024 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarship MESA, Arizona -- May 22, 2024 -- Mesa Community College student Matthew Collins, one of 60 chosen from 1,700 applicants across the nation, has been awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. On a premedical pathway, Collins is majoring in biology with the goal of...

Special guest Dr. Jill Biden to speak at Mesa Community College 2023-2024 commencement ceremony

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2024

MESA, Arizona - April 30, 2024 - The First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, Ed.D. will deliver remarks as special guest speaker at Mesa Community College’s (MCC) commencement ceremony on May 11, 2024. As a classroom teacher for more than 30 years, Dr. Biden is a long-time advocate for higher education, particularly community colleges. While serving as First Lady, Dr. Biden has continued...

Mesa Community College adds Jamf certification to its Apple technology course series

Published Monday, April 29, 2024

Left to right: Madison Rogers, Alvin Bridges, Diane Meza and Suraj Mohandas. Jamf certification is part of MCC’s Enterprise IT Professional for Apple Technology certification, designed to help aspiring IT professionals learn how to manage Apple at work MESA, Arizona -- April 29, 2024 -- Today, Mesa Community College (MCC) announced it is partnering with Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF...

MCC professor Todd Fredson finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award

Published Monday, April 29, 2024

MCC professor Todd Fredson at the finalist readings for the National Book Critics Circle Awards in New York City. MESA, Arizona -- April 29, 2024 -- Todd Alan Fredson, Ph.D., Mesa Community College English faculty, was a finalist for the 2023 National Book Critics Circle Barrios Book in Translation Prize for Zakwato & Loglêdou’s Peril. The book is a translation of two collections by Azo...

SRP gifts electric vehicle to college, spurs EV training course

Published Thursday, April 25, 2024

Mesa Community College Automotive Service Program launches new EV course. MESA, Arizona -- April 25, 2024 -- The Salt River Project (SRP) donated a 2017 Ford Fusion from its fleet to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation for the Automotive Service Program at Mesa Community College. "There are more than 3.3 million electric vehicles on the road today in the U.S., and that number is...

NXP Semiconductors establishes scholarships for students at two Valley community colleges

Published Thursday, April 18, 2024

Left to right: Nilam Patel & Karley Mellberg (MCCF); Becky Baranowski (EMCC), Nicole Steverson, Scott Hibben & Geno Fallico (NXP); NXP scholars Hao Yang & Khalil Ross; Brian Kohlenberg (MCC); NXP Scholar Eric Snelling; Ken Hackler (MCC); NXP scholar Harry McCool; Matt Rayman and Michael Voss (MCC). MESA, Arizona -- April 18, 2024 -- NXP Semiconductors donates $100,000 to provide...

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