Press Releases

Mesa Community College recognized for excellence in student voter engagement 

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019

MESA, Arizona – November 21, 2019 — Mesa Community College receives a 2019 ALL IN Challenge silver seal for achieving a 30 to 39 percent student voter engagement rate during the 2018 midterm election. The national recognition was bestowed during a ceremony on Nov. 12 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “Our faculty, staff, administrators and students are committed to working together to reduce...

Asmita Kane, Ph.D. uses undergraduate research as an alternative approach to learning general chemistry

Published Monday, November 18, 2019

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 18, 2019 — Asmita Kane, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry at Mesa Community College, recently highlighted her work with students in an article, Research as an alternative path through General Chemistry, on the website for the Division of Chemistry for the Council on Undergraduate Research. Dr. Kane, who has mentored students for the past 11 years, explains how she has used...

Aspen Institute Names Mesa Community College a Top 150 U.S. Community College

Published Friday, November 15, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- Nov. 15, 2019 — The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Mesa Community College as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges. Based on strong and improving in student outcomes—including in...

Audriana Mitchell crowned Miss Indian Arizona 2019-20

Published Monday, November 4, 2019

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 4, 2019 — The Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program named Mesa Community College student Audriana Mitchell the 2019-20 Miss Indian Arizona. Mitchell, a Navajo member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and current MCC student studying communications and organizational management, competed against five contestants and will represent all 22 Arizona tribal nations at events...

Students take home top awards in national literary competition 

Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019

MESA, Ariz. – Oct. 30, 2019 – Mesa Community College students Valerie Neal and Alex Dodt, earn two of the top four awards at a national literary competition sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate innovation in the community college environment. The competition included 51 literary works from students at...

Students and faculty earn ariZoni awards and honors

Published Friday, October 25, 2019

MESA, Ariz. -- October 25, 2019 – Mesa Community College Theatre and Film Arts Department and Musical Theatre students and faculty earned awards and recognition for their talent at the annual ariZoni Awards of Theatre Excellence held at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts on Sept. 23. The ariZoni awards promote the visibility, cooperation and growth of theatre in the Valley and are dedicated to...

MCC Dual Enrollment class receives scholarships to continue education at MCC 

Published Friday, October 25, 2019

MESA, Ariz. -- Oct. 25, 2019 -- Seventeen Mesa Community College (MCC) Dual Enrollment students studying early childhood education at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) are recipients of over $8,000 in First Things First college scholarships to help pay for their first and second year collegiate education at MCC following EVIT graduation in May 2020. “Many of my students cannot...

Alumni and Community Members Honored with MCC Hall of Fame Awards

Published Friday, October 11, 2019

MESA, Arizona — Oct. 11, 2019 — Eleven outstanding alumni, employees and community members will be welcomed into Mesa Community College’s Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony hosted by the MCC Alumni Association on October 24 in the MCC Theatre at the Southern and Dobson Campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, 85202). The MCC Hall of Fame honors alumni, community members, and MCC employees...

MCC Empty Bowls events benefit Paz de Cristo Community Center

Published Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fighting hunger one bowl at a time MESA, Arizona — Oct. 10, 2019 —The community is invited to participate in the Mesa Community College (MCC) Empty Bowls events at both college campuses in observance of World Food Day. For a $10 donation, patrons may select a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted ceramic bowl and receive a modest, yet delicious meal of soup and bread. Wednesday, Oct. 16 -- MCC Southern...

Art instructor receives prestigious Kenneth Wellner Memorial Award

Published Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Allen Garns‘ watercolor portrait "Aware" MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 8, 2019 -- The Pastel Society of America (PSA) presented Mesa Community College art instructor Allen Garns with the prestigious Kenneth Wellner Memorial Award at the 2019 PSA exhibit at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, New York City. Garns’ portrait, "Aware," was chosen from 176 artists'...

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