Press Releases

Life science faculty discovers new salamander species in Arizona

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 14, 2019 – Mesa Community College faculty member, Dr. Andrew Baldwin, has discovered a non-native to Arizona species of salamander near the Tonto Creek State Fish Hatchery in Payson. Baldwin’s findings were published in the Herpetological Review in March 2019 by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, of which he is a longtime member. Ensatina eschscholtzii...

Mesa Community College provides professional development for P-12 teachers

Published Monday, May 6, 2019

Dr. Annapurna Ganesh and Julie Garner MESA, Arizona – May 6, 2019 -- Having a high-quality teacher at the front of the classroom is the single most critical factor today in student success. Not only does Mesa Community College prepare future teachers, it provides options for practicing educators to maintain their teaching credentials. Both preschool teachers and K-12 public educators are...

MCC Graduation recognizes accomplishments of more than 2,482 graduates

Published Monday, May 6, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 6, 2019 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) recognizes the accomplishments of 2,482 graduates who collectively earned more than 4,660 degrees and certificates during the 2018-19 academic year. Many are being conferred during a commencement ceremony at 7:15 p.m., Friday, May 10, in the courtyard of the Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. The public is invited...

Professor Webb selected as 2019 Mesa Chamber of Commerce Professor the Year

Published Thursday, May 2, 2019

Eddie Webb, 2019 Mesa Chamber of Commerce Professor of the Year MESA, Arizona – May 2, 2019 – Mesa Community College English professor Eddie Webb is the 2019 Mesa Chamber of Commerce Professor of the Year. He was recognized at a Mesa Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony April 18 honoring business excellence and leadership in the community. An MCC faculty member for 20 years, Webb was nominated...

Nurse Assisting program moves to Red Mountain Campus

Published Thursday, May 2, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 2, 2019 -- The new Nurse Assisting Program training site at MCC Red Mountain was recently evaluated and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Mesa Community College is offering its Nurse Assisting Program as an eight-week course and is moving the program’s education facility from its Southern and Dobson Campus to its MCC Red Mountain Campus.  A new, 1,646-square-...

MCC partners with Boeing to train future workforce

Published Friday, April 26, 2019

The Boeing Company photo: Boeing Mesa Employee works on electrical cable harness wiring in the Electrical Center of Excellence. MESA, Arizona – April 26, 2019 -- Mesa Community College partners with The Boeing Company to identify and train future electrical cable harness wirers. Registration is open now for summer Cable Harness Wiring Boot Camps. The accelerated two-week [eight-day], three-...

MCC student Ivan Quintana receives prestigious transfer scholarship

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ivan Quintana MESA, Arizona – April 24, 2019 – Ivan Quintana, a Mesa Community College (MCC) student and 2019 class honors speaker, is selected as a 2019 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholar. He is one of 61 recipients nationally to receive this highly competitive scholarship, providing up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years to complete a bachelor’s degree....

MCC student Jenna Connolly selected for two NASA internships

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019

MESA, Arizona – April 23, 2019 –The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) offered Mesa Community College student Jenna Connolly not one, but two internships this summer. She accepted one of the internships, which will take her to NASA’s Langley Flight Center in Virginia to work on website redesign. “I am looking forward to meeting my team and starting the internship,” Connolly...

Maricopa Community Colleges honor MCC emerging artists

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Marcus Campbell, second place honoree in 2019 Artist of Promise poetry category. MESA, Arizona – April 23, 2019 -- The public is invited to attend Artists of Promise (AOP), a free annual gala and exhibition honoring the Chancellor Award Winners of Maricopa Community Colleges' student competitions in creative writing, dance/choreography, fashion design, film/media arts, music composition, music...

New Z Degree program allows students to earn degree with no textbook costs

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Dr. Annalisa Alvrus and Laura Ballard MESA, Arizona – April 23, 2019 – Mesa Community College offers a new Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) Z Degree, providing an opportunity for students to earn an associate’s degree without ever having to step foot inside a classroom or purchase a textbook. The MCC Z Degree, or zero textbook cost degree, embraces online education and provides a...

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