Press Releases

TruWest Credit Union Supports the MCC Mesa Market with Thanksgiving Food Drive

Published Tuesday, November 17, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Nov. 17, 2020 -- TruWest Credit Union employees are feeding Mesa Community College students this holiday season by hosting a food drive. Generous TruWest employees donated enough food items to provide 50 food boxes that will give MCC students the opportunity to have a nice holiday meal. The food boxes supplied by TruWest contain Thanksgiving essentials such as stuffing mix,...

Alumni and Community Members inducted into MCC Hall of Fame

Published Tuesday, November 10, 2020

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 10, 2020 — Eleven outstanding alumni, employees and community members are inducted into Mesa Community College’s Hall of Fame in recognition of their professional and personal accomplishments, and notable contributions to the college and the community. Our 2020 Alumni Achievement honorees have each reached the pinnacle of accomplishment in their chosen...

MCC receives $3 million federal grant supporting Title V Developing Hispanic Institutions Program

Published Tuesday, October 27, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- October 28 , 2020 - Mesa Community College receives a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program. The grant supports the college’s Students and Employees Nurtured & Developed for Academic Success (SENDAS) Project, a comprehensive plan reinforcing key MCC commitments to Diversity, Equity, and...

MCC encourages voter registration and engagement in the democratic process

Published Friday, October 2, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 2, 2020 -- As the November 2020 election draws near, Mesa Community College is putting forth every effort to engage with its student population and the community about the importance of voter participation. The college’s new voter engagement website, www.mesacc.edu/vote, provides access to resources encouraging voter registration, important dates in the election cycle and...

MCC receives $2.6 M grant to help low income, first generation and students with disabilities succeed in college 

Published Friday, October 2, 2020

TRIO beneficiary and MCC alumna Diana Jerez MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 2, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Education awards Mesa Community College (MCC) two TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grants totaling $2,618,000 over five years. The grant serves as the sole source of funding for the college’s TRIO program, which identifies and provides services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. One...

MCC student wins national literary award for second year in a row

Published Tuesday, September 29, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Sept. 29, 2020 -- Mesa Community College student Alex Dodt earns a national League for Innovation Student Literary Award. Alex Dodt Each year, winners of the Maricopa County Community College District Artists of Promise Creative Writing contest are entered into the League for Innovation Student Literary Awards to compete nationally with other community college students. League...

Local financial institution provides $30,600 in support for first-generation college students

Published Wednesday, September 16, 2020

TruWest® Credit Union partners with Mesa Community College for a second year MESA, Arizona -- Sept. 16, 2020 – TruWest Credit Union donates $30,600 to the Mesa Community College First Year Experience program for the second year in a row, providing scholarships and support for first-generation college students and students needing support in foundational courses such as English, math or reading...

MCC Automotive Service Program maintains highest level of national accreditation

Published Friday, September 11, 2020

MESA, Arizona – Sept. 14, 2020 -- The Mesa Community College Automotive Service program maintains its Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation, the highest level of program accreditation the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This accreditation is valid through Feb. 1, 2025. To achieve this coveted recognition, the college’s automotive service program underwent...

Students named 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars

Published Friday, September 11, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- September 15, 2020 -- Two Mesa Community College students are among the 207 Phi Theta Kappa members nationwide to be named 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars. Selected from nearly 700 applicants, Michael Wilde and Courtney Curran each receive a $1,000 scholarship to help them continMichael Wilde ue their studies. The scholarship program helps new Phi Theta Kappa Honor...

Food, hygiene products and school supplies help students focus on education

Published Wednesday, September 9, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- September 9, 2020 -- Mesa Community College students are receiving food boxes, personal hygiene items and bags of school supplies through a drive-thru version of the college’s food pantry, the Mesa Market. MCC students may schedule curbside pickups twice a week at both the Southern and Dobson and Red Mountain Campuses. The fall 2020 Mesa Market is possible because of the...

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