Press Releases

Dental Hygiene students offer free dental services

Published Thursday, January 16, 2020

MESA, Arizona – Jan. 16, 2020 - Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene students seek individuals for complimentary oral health screenings on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 5855 E. Still Circle in Mesa. Appointments are available at 9 and 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. and may be made by calling 480-248-8195. Ideal screening candidates are individuals who have not...

Local art, music and technology show goes national 

Published Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Visionsphere is a collaboration between Mesa Community College and Nouveau Papillion MESA, Arizona – Jan. 7, 2020 – The “Visionsphere” project of the Mesa Community College Planetarium and international recording artists Nouveau Papillon is now scheduled across the nation in 2020. This dynamic performance of striking digital imagery accompanied by live New Age...

MCC selects two Senior Associate Vice Presidents: Carmen Newland and Nora Reyes

Published Friday, December 6, 2019

MESA, Arizona – December 6, 2019 — Carmen Prado Newland and Nora Amavisca Reyes, Ed.D., have been selected to fill newly created Mesa Community College (MCC) Senior Associate Vice President (SAVP) positions. Newland and Reyes report to Dr. Lori Berquam, MCC Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (EVP). They are tasked with working collaboratively with faculty, academic and...

MCC Hosts Girls Get IT: A career exploration and advancement event

Published Thursday, December 5, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Dec. 5, 2019 -- Girls Get IT is a free, daylong event hosted Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 by Mesa Community College at its Southern and Dobson Campus (Navajo Room, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa). The workshops are designed to introduce young women to the paths available to them in the field of Information Technology (IT). “The Girls Get IT event is a great opportunity for high school girls...

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...

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