Press Releases

Faculty research on police social media use/practices published in international journal

Published Monday, September 16, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Sept. 17, 2019 -- Mesa Community College administration of justice adjunct faculty Mark Bond, and two former adjunct faculty, Michael L. Beshears and Michelle L. Beshears, are co-authors of Improving Police Social Media Use Practices that appears in the September 2019 issue of International Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 7, No. 5. The article examines how improved...

ASU/MCC Form Collaborative, USDA Urban-Agriculture Nexus Project 

Published Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Enhancing interdisciplinary education and research to create emerging opportunities at the urban-agriculture nexus MESA, Arizona – Aug. 28, 2019 -- Mesa Community College, Arizona State University and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Arid Lands Agricultural Research Center (ALARC) have teamed up to expand agriculture education for MCC and...

Dental Hygiene students offer free dental services

Published Thursday, August 22, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- August 22, 2019 -- Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene students seek individuals for complimentary oral health screenings on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 5855 E. Still Circle in Mesa. Appointments are available at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon and may be made by calling 480-248-8195. Ideal screening candidates are individuals who have...

MCC Planetarium and Nouveau Papillion present Visionsphere

Published Friday, August 16, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- August 16, 2019 -- Mesa Community College and Nouveau Papillon partner to present “Visionsphere,” a dynamic performance of striking digital imagery displayed on the college’s planetarium dome, accompanied by live New Age instrumental music by international recording artists. The hour-long performances include 11 individual audio and visual experiences developed by a team of MCC...

Locally based financial institution provides scholarships for first-generation college students

Published Monday, August 12, 2019

TruWest Credit Union and Mesa Community College Announce Partnership MESA, Arizona – August 13, 2019 -- TruWest® Credit Union and Mesa Community College (MCC) are excited to announce their partnership to support success in higher education and financial literacy of students. The Tempe-based credit union has donated $25,000 to the MCC First Year Experience program, providing scholarships to...

Dr. Lori Berquam, new MCC EVP of Academic and Student Affairs

Published Monday, July 29, 2019

MESA, Arizona – July 29, 2019 – Mesa Community College is pleased to announce Dr. Lori Berquam as its Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. She assumes her new duties today, July 29, 2019. In the newly created role, Berquam will work collaboratively with faculty and staff in strengthening a culture committed to the success of all students. As an integral and actively engaged...

MCC Performing Arts partners with Act One Culture Pass, expands access to the arts 

Published Thursday, June 6, 2019

MESA, Arizona – June 6, 2019 – The Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts and Music departments partner with the Act One Culture Pass Program to expand the community’s access to MCC performing arts.  The Act One Culture Pass program is a partnership between Act One, public libraries and arts/cultural institutions. The program offers library cardholders free admission for two people to...

New MCC Flute Choir, summer project and festival

Published Monday, June 3, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- June 3, 2019 – Mesa Community College and Desert Echoes Flute Project (DEF) present the first All-Arizona Flute Choir. The most outstanding high school flutists from Arizona were selected by audition to form a unique flute orchestra. This provides a unique opportunity for musicians to play with the best high school flutists in Arizona and work with four outstanding directors,...

Diane Meza selected as director of MCCCD Information Technology Institute at Mesa

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 29, 2019 -- Mesa Community College hires alumna Diane Meza as director of the MCCCD Information Technology Institute (ITI) at Mesa. In collaboration with college leadership, Meza will oversee and direct the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the ITI -- an institute dedicated to building a well-equipped technology workforce -- located at the Mesa Community...

Gilman International Scholars study abroad with MCC

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 28, 2019 – The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, awards four Mesa Community College students to participate in MCC study abroad programs.  Terry Deese (Mesa), recipient of a $2,500 scholarship, will learn about tropical biology and photography in the Costa Rica study abroad program.  Desiree...

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