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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

Leanna Hall, Ph.D., MCC English faculty 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....

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...

MCC American Indian Institute celebrates 35 years of service to indigenous students

Published Thursday, April 21, 2022

MESA, Arizona – April 21, 2022 – The Mesa Community College American Indian Institute celebrates its 35th anniversary from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., April 27 at the Clock Tower/Lawn at the college’s Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. The event is free and open to the public. The celebration honors the founders of the MCC American Indian Institute (Aii), student leaders, athletes...

Applications being accepted for second year of Mesa College Promise

Published Thursday, April 21, 2022

MCC and Mesa host free info session for students and families MESA, Arizona -- April 21, 2022 – The City of Mesa and Mesa Community College (MCC) are hosting a Mesa College Promise information session 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 at the City’s Main Library, 64 E. 1st St., Mesa, to help graduating students apply for the program. Applications are being accepted through July 15 for the Mesa College...

Renowned national publications feature MCC faculty insights on racism, classism and color blindness in education

Published Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Phi Delta Kappan and National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) MESA, Arizona – April 19, 2022 – To educate and encourage others, Professor Andrea Brownlee, an Education Studies faculty member at Mesa Community College, shares his experience as a young student who was not encouraged to work in STEM or become an educator. Brownlee’s article, Schooling and the power of...

Mesa Community College Arboretum earns national distinction, hosts Arbor Day event

Published Tuesday, April 19, 2022

MESA, Arizona – April 19, 2022 – Mesa Community Colleges receives the 2021 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. In celebration MCC is hosting an Arbor Day celebration 9 - 10 a.m., April 29 outside the Enrollment Center at its Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. The event, free and open to...

East Valley community colleges combine music business programs beginning Fall 2022

Published Monday, April 18, 2022

MESA, Arizona – April 18, 2022 – Mesa Community College and Scottsdale Community College consolidate their Audio Production Technologies, Music Business and Disc Jockey Techniques programs. Beginning in Fall 2022, MCC will be the designated site for these programs. This change allows the colleges to more fully capitalize on available resources and enhance collaboration among faculty and provide...

MCC faculty member tapped as costume designer for off-Broadway production celebrating the life of an Arizona Dreamer 

Published Monday, April 18, 2022

Adriana Diaz MESA, Arizona – April 18, 2022 – Adriana Diaz, design and production faculty and staff in the Theatre and Film Arts Department at Mesa Community College, is designing costumes for “Americano: The Musical” officially opening April 21 for a 12-week limited run through June 19 at New World Stages in New York. Previews started March 31. This is her off-Broadway debut – when the lights...

Family-friendly play comes to the MCC mainstage

Published Friday, April 15, 2022

MESA, Arizona – April 8, 2022 – The Mesa Community College Theatre and Film Arts students are performing Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher in the MCC Theatre starting April 29, with showings through May 7. “We are ecstatic to welcome the public back to the theatre for this charming, family-friendly show,” said Mace Archer. “The theatre creates a closeness between MCC and the public along...

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