Press Releases

MCC serves as COVID-19 drive-thru testing site

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- July 1, 2020 – Mesa Community College serves as a location for drive-thru COVID-19 testing in alignment with Governor Ducey’s enhanced COVID-19 Action Plan (6/17/20). Embry Women’s Health, a local testing provider, along with the Arizona National Guard, will operate testing stations in the East Parking Lot (Lot C) of the college campus located at 1833 W. Southern Ave....

Raising awareness of the national debt nets national award for MCC students

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2020

MESA, Arizona – June 17, 2020 – The Mesa Community College Up to Us team receives top prize in the Up to Us National College Competition for its efforts in raising awareness of the national debt and America’s fiscal problems. MCC is the first community college in the eight-year history of the award to receive this recognition. The MCC student team, led by Shelby Lynch, who graduated from MCC in...

Cisco Networking Academy recognizes MCC faculty expertise

Published Monday, June 15, 2020

MESA, Arizona – June 15, 2020 – Three outstanding Mesa Community College Computer Information Systems (CIS) faculty, Steve Bowes, Bob Samson and J.B. Files receive recognition from the Cisco Networking Academy. Bowes and Samson are Cisco Experts (top 10 % of instructors worldwide) and Files is an Advanced Level Instructor (top 25% of instructors worldwide) based on student feedback. These...

Sarah Banner Twice Honored for Excellence in Advising

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2020

MESA, Arizona – June 3, 2020 -- Sarah Banner, Mesa Community College Student Services director receives honors from NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advisement, recognizing her interpersonal and human relationship skills, professional practices, documented success and documented advisor development of academic advising in higher education. Banner’s recognition also includes the NACADA’...

MCC recognizes accomplishments of 2,645 recent graduates

Published Tuesday, June 2, 2020

MESA, Arizona – June 2, 2020 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) recognizes the accomplishments of 2,645 students who collectively earned more than 4,689 degrees and certificates during the 2019-2020 academic year. A commencement ceremony is being planned for December; however, degrees and certificates earned will be mailed to graduates as soon as they are processed and verified....

Jack Kent Cooke Scholar

Published Tuesday, May 5, 2020

MCC student receives prestigious national community college transfer scholarship. MESA, Arizona – May 5, 2020 – Mesa Community College student Abigaly (Abby) Atonal Rodriguez is one of 50 community college students to receive a 2020 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Selected out of nearly 1,500 applicants for the highly competitive national scholarship,...

MCC & CGCC offer new AA degree emphasis in counseling and applied psychology

Published Thursday, April 30, 2020

MCC offers the program completely online beginning in Fall 2020. MESA, Arizona – April 30, 2020 – Beginning with the fall 2020 semester, two East Valley colleges, Mesa Community College (MCC) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), will offer an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, Emphasis in Counseling and Applied Psychological Science. This is the first of its kind AA degree emphasis in the...

MCC Automotive Service Program earns highest level of national reaccreditation

Published Monday, April 6, 2020

MESA, Arizona – April 7, 2020 -- The Automotive Service Program at Mesa Community College earns reaccreditation from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), maintaining Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation, the highest level of program accreditation recognized by the Institute. To achieve...

MCC PTK students earn national acclaim

Published Monday, March 30, 2020

MESA, Arizona – March 31, 2020 – Mesa Community College (MCC) Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) students are receiving multiple national recognitions and scholarships as members of Omicron Beta, the MCC chapter of PTK, an international honor society for students at associate-degree awarding colleges. Abigaly (Abby) Atonal Rodriguez and Shelby Lynch are among...

MCC Student Andrea Astorga-German named Newman Civic Fellow

Published Thursday, March 5, 2020

MESA, Arizona – March 5, 2020 – Mesa Community College (MCC) student Andrea Astorga-German has been named as MCC’s representative in the 2020 Newman Civic Fellowship of student leaders. Dr. Lori Berquam, MCC interim president, nominated Astorga-German for this recognition, stating that, “Andrea has been an influential agent for campus and community involvement during her time at Mesa Community...

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