Press Releases

Maricopa Community Colleges honor MCC emerging artists

Published Monday, May 10, 2021

MESA, Arizona - May 11, 2021 -- Eight Mesa Community College students receive honors in Artists of Promise (AOP), a competition hosted by the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) to highlight student accomplishments in dance, creative writing, visual arts, music, fashion, theatre and film. MCC honorees are listed below by category and are featured on a celebratory MCCCD website. A...

MCC earns Voter Friendly Campus designation

Published Monday, May 10, 2021

MESA, Arizona – May 10, 2021 – Mesa Community College again earns the Voter Friendly Campus designation from the national nonpartisan organization Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA and the professional organization Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. MCC is one of 231 colleges across 38 states and the District of Columbia to earn the 2021-2022 designation and...

Bank of America philanthropy benefits indigenous MCC students 

Published Friday, May 7, 2021

$150,000 grant supports college success and university transfers MESA, Arizona – May 7, 2021 – Indigenous Mesa Community College (MCC) students are beneficiaries of a generous $150,000 grant from Bank of America awarded through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation as part of the bank’s overall efforts to advance economic opportunity and racial equality. The grant makes emergency funding...

Thunderbird Tech Studio selected as the MCC Innovation of the Year

Published Wednesday, May 5, 2021

MESA, Ariz. – May 5, 2021 – Mesa Community College (MCC) Thunderbird Tech Studio is selected as the college’s Innovation of the Year. The virtual resource provides real-time assistance for MCC students using technology for class participation and course assignments. The Studio is a model of collaboration and innovation on behalf of student success. Services are provided by individuals from...

MCC Dance Company hosts alumnus lecture and movement experience 

Published Wednesday, April 28, 2021

MESA, Arizona — April 28, 2021 —Mesa Community College Dance Program hosts Estudio de Identidad No. 1, a virtual lecture and movement experience with MCC alumnus Emigdio Arredondo-Martinez, M.F.A. on April 29, 2021 from 12 to 3 p.m. Arredondo-Martinez will discuss his experience as an alumnus from MCC Dance and will share the story of his journey to earn his Bachelor’ and Masters of Fine Arts...

Grant provides additional support for college Life Science students

Published Monday, April 26, 2021

MESA, Arizona – April 26, 2021 — Life Science faculty members from Mesa Community College (MCC) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) receive a $11,000 MCLI (Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation) Horizon Grant for spring/fall 2021. With the funding the colleges are developing a teaching model designed to improve student success and reduce withdrawal rates in Life Science courses by...

Applications being accepted for social work career building program 

Published Monday, April 19, 2021

MESA, Arizona — April 19, 2021 — Family Involvement Center (FIC) and the Mesa Community College Social Work Program are accepting applications for the FIC-MCC Parent Peer Support Social Work Scholarship Stipend Program. The program seeks participants who are in recovery from opioid use or addiction wishing to launch a career helping others with similar life experiences. The program, which...

MCC Amazon Web Services (AWS) training for higher education instructors

Published Thursday, April 15, 2021

GCC and MCC develop for-credit courses for students MESA, Arizona -- April 15, 2021 -- Mesa Community College Computer Information Systems (CIS) faculty teaches Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy Cloud Foundations to college and university instructors. The six-week workshop prepares participating Arizona CIS teachers to become AWS Certified Cloud Practitioners, allowing them to teach AWS at their...

MCC Nursing faculty Charles “Wes” Foster appointed president-elect of national certification board

Published Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Wes Foster MESA, Arizona -- April 7, 2021 -- Charles "Wes" Foster, MCC Nursing faculty is president-elect of the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) Board of Directors. Foster has served on the MSNCB board since 2016, serving on the Item Writers and Test Development Committees for the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) exam in 2007, subsequently becoming chair...

Mesa high school graduates apply now for Mesa College Promise Funds

Published Monday, April 5, 2021

MESA, Arizona -- April 5, 2021 – Mesa Mayor John Giles and Mesa Community College Interim President Lori M. Berquam, Ph.D., announce that the first Mesa College Promise eligible high school graduates will receive funding to attend MCC beginning with the fall 2021 semester. Each student accepted into the program will have their own academic advisor, a Promise orientation plus career and financial...

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