Press Releases

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...

Four MCC students named to 2020 All-Arizona Academic teams

Published Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Recognized for academic achievement and distinguished leadership MESA, Arizona – Feb. 25, 2020 – Four high-achieving Mesa Community College students are being celebrated for their outstanding academic achievements and distinguished leadership at the 2020 All-Arizona Academic Team Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 27 in the UCB La Sala Ballroom at ASU West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306...

MCC interim president named

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dr. Lori Berquam, MCC Executive Vice President, serves in new role MESA, Arizona – Jan. 29, 2020 – Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven Gonzales, names Mesa Community College Executive Vice President, Dr. Lori Berquam, MCC interim president. She will serve in her new role beginning Feb. 1, 2020. Prior to making his decision Dr. Gonzales visited MCC...

MCC Thunderbirds earn NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete Awards

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Jan. 29, 2020 -- Mesa Community College student athletes and four teams earn All-Academic awards from the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). Thirty-four individual MCC Thunderbirds (T-birds) earned at least a 3.6 GPA during the past academic year (2018-19), including 13 who achieved perfect 4.0 averages. "At MCC getting an education is the priority,” said MCC...

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...

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