Press Releases

Life Science Professor Publishes Ant Research 

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018

MESA, Arizona – August 29, 2018 – Mesa Community College life science professor Nicola Plowes is co-author of a research article, Mechanistic Models of Conflict between Ant Colonies and Their Consequences for Territory Scaling, appearing in the August edition of The American Naturalist/University of Chicago Press Journals. The article describes a mathematical model of the behavior of the pavement...

MCC ranked No. 5 in Arizona

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mesa Community College is ranked No. 5 in The Best Colleges' list of top online community colleges in Arizona.  Additional information about MCC’s ranking and the methodology used by The Best Colleges may be found online at thebestcolleges.org.  # # # Media contact: Dawn Zimmer, dawn.zimmer@mesacc.edu, 480-461-7892 Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-...

Alumna initiates partnership between MCC and National Bank of Arizona benefiting ACE students

Published Thursday, August 2, 2018

MESA, Arizona – Aug. 2, 2018 – Mesa Community College and National Bank of Arizona (NBA) entered into a partnership to assist students in MCC’s Achieving a College Education (ACE) program. The ACE program helps underrepresented high school students facilitate the transition to community college and then on to a university. A $5,000 grant from National Bank of Arizona will provide direct...

Student Awarded Whataburger Scholarship for Community Garden Idea

Published Tuesday, July 24, 2018

MESA, Arizona – July 24, 2018 – Ariana Granger, a Mesa Community College student, won a $1,000 scholarship in Whataburger’s WhataBigIdea contest. Students were asked to submit videos, artwork or texts explaining how their big idea could change the world. Granger’s idea is the establishment of a community garden at MCC’s Red Mountain Campus to grow fresh produce to supply the Mesa Market, an on-...

MCC cross-disciplinary teaching model earns national attention

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018

MESA, Ariz. – July 17, 2018 – The Mesa Community College Immersive Total Patient Management Experience (ITPME) is featured in an article in the Winter 2018 Education Update/Domain3, the official membership publication of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE). Authored by Sean Newton, BS, NRP; Charles A. Finch, D.O., FACOEP; and Lisa M. Newton RN, MSN, of MCC's Department of EMS/Fire...

MCCCD IT Institute announces inaugural classes

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018

MESA, Arizona – June 20, 2018 – Registration is open for classes at the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) IT Institute in Mesa. “We are excited to announce Networking Technology I, the first in a series of courses incorporating blockchain technology instruction, and Survey of Computer Information Systems will be the two inaugural courses offered at the IT Institute this fall,”...

Archaeology Professor Publishes Cross-Cultural Interaction Model Book

Published Thursday, June 7, 2018

MESA, Arizona – June 7, 2018 – Mesa Community College professor Kirk Costion, Ph.D., is co-editor of a new archaeology book titled Modeling Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ancient Borderlands. The book, published in April, helps researchers graphically demonstrate complex webs of connections among people, landscapes and artifacts. Using the Cross-Cultural Interaction Model (CCIM), archaeologists...

Faculty recognized and rewarded for excellence in teaching

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Michelle Mazzucco, pictured with her class, receives Endowed Teaching Chair Award. MESA, Arizona – May 30, 2018 – Mesa Community College (MCC) recognizes faculty for excellence in teaching and learning with presentations of its first Endowed Teaching Awards. The Endowed Teaching Chair Awards recognize faculty who provide quality instruction and demonstrate engagement in innovative and...

Student wins seed money for business project

Published Thursday, May 17, 2018

MESA, Arizona – May 17, 2018 – Illiana Mata, a Mesa Community College business major and ASU Poder participant, won $5,000 in seed money from the 2018 Cisco Innovation Challenge to help launch her RightWay Technologies project. The Cisco challenge, is designed to empower a generation of global problem solvers to suggest new Internet of Things solutions and technologies. The goal is to connect...

MCC Graduation recognizes accomplishments of more than 2,500 graduates

Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018

MESA, Arizona – May 8, 2018 – Mesa Community College (MCC) will recognize the accomplishments of 2,588 graduates, by issuing 4,616 degrees and certificates for the 2017-18 academic year, during a commencement ceremony at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, May 11, in the courtyard of the Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. The public is invited to the ceremony in which more than 600...

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