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MCC brings construction trades program to the East Valley

Published Wednesday, August 3, 2022

MESA, Arizona – August 3, 2022 – In direct response to industry needs, Mesa Community College launches Construction Trades program with the Fall 2022 semester. “We've seen tremendous success in our Construction Management degree and are expanding our support for the industry by adding a Construction Trades program,” said David Cain, Ph.D., MCC Construction Trades program director. “Our...

Community College Initiative Program offers unique opportunity for personal and economic growth

Published Thursday, July 28, 2022

MCC international students MESA, Ariz., July 28, 2022 – Mesa Community College (MCC) is pleased to once again welcome international exchange students during the 2022-2023 academic year as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. The CCI Program provides participants, from underserved and underrepresented groups, a scholarship to study in a non-degree...

MCC Theatre and Film Arts students and faculty earn national recognition -- 2022 KCACTF

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2022

MESA, Arizona – June 29, 2022 – Mesa Community College’s Theatre and Film Arts students receive the 2022 National Awards of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) for their production of Antigone. Antigone, which was featured in the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival, originally showcased at the Region VIII KCACTF Festival in February where students earned numerous awards and...

MCC offers classes in working with robots and cobots: AIT program fast tracks industrial technology careers

Published Monday, June 27, 2022

MCC student Raichelle Castillo-Curtis with cobot buddy. MESA, Arizona – June 27, 2022 – The Mesa Community College (MCC) Automated Industrial Technology (AIT) program offers certificates and degrees for students wanting to learn to work with robots, including the increasingly popular cobots, which work alongside humans. AIT skills are increasingly used in many fields and industries. Automation...

MCC greenhouse offers rare learning opportunities for sustainable horticulture/agriculture students

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2022

MESA, Arizona – June 22, 2022 – Completed at the height of the pandemic in early 2020, the renovated greenhouse at Mesa Community College provides a rare learning environment for landscape horticulture and sustainable agriculture students. Located on the southeast side of MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus, the 5,400-square-foot greenhouse was built with funding from Proposition 301, an Arizona...

MCC Study Abroad students receive $34,000 in Benjamin A. Gilman scholarships

Published Wednesday, June 22, 2022

MESA, Arizona – June 22, 2022 – Seven Mesa Community College students receive a total of $34,000 in Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships supporting participation in the MCC Study Abroad program; providing faculty-lead, short-term summer classes abroad. The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program, an international scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, awards up to...

EVIT and MCC recognize students completing high school with certificate in Early Childhood Education

Published Thursday, June 2, 2022

L to R bottom row: Victoria Castro-Corral, Annapurna Ganesh, Celeste Ochoa, Jamie Lopez, Middle row: Melissa Busby, Katherine Kicey, Hailey Lagasse, Lizbeth Ortiz, Alaysia Rivera, Paula Corbin, Dawn Wilkinson, Barbara Milner. Top row: Mario English. MESA, Arizona -- June 2, 2022 – The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) and Mesa Community College (MCC) celebrate the...

MCC recognizes accomplishments of recent graduates 

Published Thursday, May 12, 2022

MESA, Arizona – May 12, 2022 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) recognizes the accomplishments of Spring 2022 graduates, along with members of the classes of 2019-20 and 2020-2021 who were unable to participate in an in-person ceremony due to the pandemic. For the 2021-2022 class, preliminary data indicates the college honors 1,644 graduates who collectively earned more than 2,290 degrees and...

​​​​​​​National student success organization honors Mesa Community College faculty 

Published Thursday, May 5, 2022

MESA, Arizona -- May 5, 2022 -- Two Mesa Community College employees, Leanna Hall, Ph.D., English faculty, and Melissa Carpenter, Foundations for Student Success director, are recognized by the National Organization for Student Success (NOSS). Hall was recently inducted into the office of secretary for NOSS at its 46th annual conference in Atlanta. Primary responsibilities during her two-year...

Dr. Tammy Robinson Named as New President of Mesa Community College

Published Monday, April 25, 2022

Dr. Tammy Robinson to serve as MCC president beginning July 1, 2022. TEMPE, Ariz., -- April 25, 2022 -- The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and Mesa Community College (MCC) are pleased to announce Dr. Tammy Robinson as the new President of MCC. Dr. Robinson will replace Interim President Dr. Lori M. Berquam, who has served in the role since Feb. 1, 2020. This concludes a...

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