Press Releases

MCC Unveils Spring 2019 Arts Season

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Jan. 16, 2019 – Mesa Community College announces its Spring 2019 Arts season. Exciting theatrical performances and exhibitions fill this season’s calendar with National Theatre Live film screenings, plays, musicals, band and orchestra concerts, an arts festival and a dance scholarship showcase. Venues The MCC Southern and Dobson Campus (1833 W. Southern Ave.) is...

First MCC Red Hat Academy student achieves certification

Published Friday, December 14, 2018

Collin Hicks, the first MCC student to complete the Red Hat Academy and earn his Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) certification. MESA, Arizona – Dec. 14, 2018 - Collin Hicks, 26, Chandler, is the first Mesa Community College student to complete the Red Hat Academy and earn his Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) certification. Hicks began at MCC in fall 2017, when...

Ryo Kato Named 2018 PTK Global Leaders of Promise Scholar

Published Friday, December 7, 2018

Ryo Kato, 2018 PTK Global Leaders of Promise Scholar MESA, Ariz.—Dec. 7, 2018 – Mesa Community College student Ryo Kato is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2018 Leaders of Promise Scholar. He is one of only seven international students in the nation to receive the $1,000 Global Leaders of Promise scholarship. The Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa...

Professor Peter Conden named Arizona Nursery Association Person of the Year

Published Friday, December 7, 2018

MESA, Ariz. – Dec. 7, 2018 -- Professor Peter Conden, director of the Mesa Community College Sustainable Agriculture program, is the 2018 Arizona Nursery Association (ANA) Person of the Year. He was honored during the ANA annual meeting and awards dinner Nov. 29 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler.  The Person of the Year award recognizes ANA members who make significant...

Professor receives 2018 Red Hat Academy New Instructor of the Year award

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018

MCC Professor Dennis Kibbe, the 2018 Red Hat Academy New Instructor of the Year. MESA, Ariz. – Dec. 5, 2018 – Dennis Kibbe, Mesa Community College business and information systems professor, was named the 2018 Red Hat Academy New Instructor of the Year during the Red Hat North American Training Partner and Instructor Conference, Sept. 5-6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Kibbe, a teacher of...

MCC receives Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation grant for students to explore STEM degrees

Published Monday, December 3, 2018

Paul Russell (Vice President, FMYN), Winona Thirion (Director of American Indian Outreach Programs, MCCCD), Christina Schultz (President & CEO, Maricopa Foundation), Dr. Felicia Ganther (Associate Vice Chancellor in Student Affairs, MCCCD), Gerald Doka (Councilmember, FMYN), Pamela Mott (Treasurer, FMYN) and Verlene Enos (Tribal Council Secretary, FMYN) MESA, Ariz. – Dec. 3, 2018 –...

MCC Student Takes Home First Place in National Poetry Competition

Published Friday, November 30, 2018

Jacobo Perez winner of national League of Innovation literary competition. MESA, Ariz. – Nov. 30, 2018 – Mesa Community College student Jacobo Perez received the coveted first place honor at a national literary competition sponsored by the League of Innovation, a consortium of community colleges across the nation. His poem, “How to Cross the Border Illegally or How to Make Tamales de Rajas...

MCC Team Wins NCAS Rover Competition at Glenn Research Center

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Jenna Connolly Anthony Burch MESA, Ariz. – Nov. 21, 2018 – Two Mesa Community College students, Jenna Connolly and Anthony Burch, were on the nine-member team that placed first in a Mars rover prototype competition at the National Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS) at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Connolly said the support from MCC faculty made a huge difference in...

Inaugural Sonoran International Rose Trials judging at MCC

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 21, 2018 — The Rose Garden at Mesa Community College, the largest rose garden in the Southwest, is hosting the inaugural Sonoran International Rose Trials on Nov. 23 and 24 at the Southern and Dobson Campus. The garden at MCC is the only test garden in the world that is located in a desert. The results will provide valuable information for professional growers as well as...

​​​​​​​Students receive global perspectives from humanitarian faculty

Published Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dr. Graham Boorse, life science faculty, started running endurance races with Team World Vision to raise funds to help support clean water and sanitation projects across Africa. MESA, Ariz. – Nov. 15, 2018 Mesa Community College professors are sharing with students their experiences volunteering in Africa. Dr. Graham Boorse, life science faculty, and Jennifer Wood, math and honors faculty...

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