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MCC named an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College

Published Friday, October 13, 2017

MESA, Ariz. -- Oct. 13, 2017 – Mesa Community College was named today as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges. “We are honored to be recognized for exceptional student outcomes,” said MCC Interim President Sasan...

MCC Geography Professor Niccole Cerveny, Ph.D., Contributes Rock Art Expertise to Sustainable Cultural Heritage Project in Jordan

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

MCC Geography Professor Niccole Cerveny, Ph.D. at Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan. MESA, Arizona – October 12, 2017 — Mesa Community College geography professor Niccole Cerveny, an expert on rock decay and rock art stability, participated in a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Project in the Wadi Rum Protected Area, one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan. The site...

New partnership with GCU brings Bachelor of Science degrees to MCC campuses

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

MESA, Arizona – Oct. 12, 2017 – Mesa Community College and Grand Canyon University partner to offer pathways to high-demand science and technology bachelor’s degrees on MCC campuses. Individuals who have earned or are pursuing an associate’s degree at MCC, or any of the Maricopa Community Colleges, may seamlessly transfer credits to GCU to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of five STEM-related...

MCC Professor Andrew Holycross Leads Rattlesnake Distribution Research Team

Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MESA, Ariz. – Oct. 10, 2017, 2017 -- The Coronado National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture has partnered with Mesa Community College to plan, coordinate and implement amphibian and reptile inventory, assessment, restoration and conservation projects throughout southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. MCC Red Mountain Campus faculty Andrew Holycross received...

MCC wins big at 2017 ariZoni Awards

Published Monday, October 9, 2017

MESA, Ariz. -- Oct. 9, 2017 – Mesa Community College Theatre and Film Arts students earned the college recognition as the most awarded two-year or four-year institution during the 27th annual ariZoni Awards held Sept. 25 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. The ariZoni awards promote the visibility, cooperation and growth of theatre in the Valley and are dedicated to recognizing excellence in...

MCC Life Science Professor Spends Summer Scanning Fish Skeletons for Online Repository

Published Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 3, 2017 -- Scanning 33,000 species of fish for an online digital library can take some time. This summer, Mesa Community College life science professor Alex Cheroske traveled to Friday Harbor Laboratories on an island about 60 miles north of Seattle to assist University of Washington professor Adam Summers in his quest to complete computerized tomography (CT) scans of all...

MCC Student Thomas Carlisle Awarded Broadcast Engineering Scholarship

Published Thursday, September 28, 2017

MCC student, Thomas Carlisle Carlisle receives $1,500 Robert Greenberg Scholarship from the Society of Broadcast Engineers MESA, Arizona – Sept. 28, 2017 – Mesa Community College student Thomas Carlisle is the recipient of a $1,500 Robert Greenberg Scholarship from the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), through the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust. The scholarship is awarded to...

MCC Empty Bowls events benefit Paz de Cristo Community Center

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fighting hunger one bowl at a time MESA, Arizona — Sept. 27 2017 —The community is invited to participate in Mesa Community College’s (MCC) Empty Bowls events at both college campuses in observance of World Food Day. For a $10 donation patrons may select a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted ceramic bowl and receive a modest, yet delicious meal of soup and bread. Wed., Oct. 4 at MCC’s Southern and...

MCC Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Program earns national accreditation

Published Tuesday, September 26, 2017

MESA, Arizona – Sept. 26, 2017 -- Mesa Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Program was awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on Sept. 15, 2017. This accreditation, effective through Sept. 30, 2022, was achieved following an onsite review conducted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for...

2017 MCC Fall Arts Season is underway

Published Monday, September 25, 2017

MESA, Arizona -- Sept. 25, 2017 -- Mesa Community College’s Fall 2017 Arts season is underway. Performances and exhibitions feature up-and-coming student artists and renowned craft masters presented in exquisite venues on MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus (1833 W. Southern Ave.). The Performing Arts Center delivers exceptional acoustics and visibility for musical, instrumental and dance...

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