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Grant provides additional support for college Life Science students

Published Monday, April 26, 2021

MESA, Arizona – April 26, 2021 — Life Science faculty members from Mesa Community College (MCC) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) receive a $11,000 MCLI (Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation) Horizon Grant for spring/fall 2021. With the funding the colleges are developing a teaching model designed to improve student success and reduce withdrawal rates in Life Science courses by...

Applications being accepted for social work career building program 

Published Monday, April 19, 2021

MESA, Arizona — April 19, 2021 — Family Involvement Center (FIC) and the Mesa Community College Social Work Program are accepting applications for the FIC-MCC Parent Peer Support Social Work Scholarship Stipend Program. The program seeks participants who are in recovery from opioid use or addiction wishing to launch a career helping others with similar life experiences. The program, which...

MCC Amazon Web Services (AWS) training for higher education instructors

Published Thursday, April 15, 2021

GCC and MCC develop for-credit courses for students MESA, Arizona -- April 15, 2021 -- Mesa Community College Computer Information Systems (CIS) faculty teaches Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy Cloud Foundations to college and university instructors. The six-week workshop prepares participating Arizona CIS teachers to become AWS Certified Cloud Practitioners, allowing them to teach AWS at their...

MCC Nursing faculty Charles “Wes” Foster appointed president-elect of national certification board

Published Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Wes Foster MESA, Arizona -- April 7, 2021 -- Charles "Wes" Foster, MCC Nursing faculty is president-elect of the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) Board of Directors. Foster has served on the MSNCB board since 2016, serving on the Item Writers and Test Development Committees for the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) exam in 2007, subsequently becoming chair...

Mesa high school graduates apply now for Mesa College Promise Funds

Published Monday, April 5, 2021

MESA, Arizona -- April 5, 2021 – Mesa Mayor John Giles and Mesa Community College Interim President Lori M. Berquam, Ph.D., announce that the first Mesa College Promise eligible high school graduates will receive funding to attend MCC beginning with the fall 2021 semester. Each student accepted into the program will have their own academic advisor, a Promise orientation plus career and financial...

Mesa Community College premieres first feature film: Antigone

Published Monday, March 29, 2021

MESA, Arizona – March 29, 2021 -- Mesa Community College’s first feature film, Antigone, premieres on April 2, 2021. The film, featuring more than 30 theatre artisans including MCC students, faculty and alumni, is based on the Greek tragedy written by Sophocles around 441 B.C. Antigone, pronounced ann-TIG-ə-nee, features the question of the difference between the spirit of the Law and letter of...

MCC Sustainable Agriculture faculty George Brooks, Jr. Ph.D., receives nomination to USDA advisory committee

Published Friday, March 26, 2021

George Brooks, Jr., Ph.D. MESA, Arizona — March 26, 2021 — George Brooks, Jr., Ph.D., Mesa Community College Sustainable Agriculture faculty member, is nominated by the Aquaponics Association to serve on the new USDA Advisory Committee on Urban & Innovative Agriculture. Brooks is one of five nominated by the association to serve on the 12-person committee. If selected, Brooks will advise...

The gift of education: MCC alumnus Wayne Balmer creates scholarship endowment 

Published Thursday, March 11, 2021

MESA, Arizona -- March 11, 2021 -- A $115,000 gift from MCC alumnus and current student Wayne Balmer, through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, benefits Mesa Community College Exercise Science students. Typically, endowments must mature for three years to establish the interest used for scholarships. Wishing to help students sooner, Balmer added an additional $15,000...

MCC student Vicente Ortiz named Newman Civic Fellow

Published Monday, March 8, 2021

MESA, Arizona – March 9, 2021 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) student Vicente Ortiz is named a 2021 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow. Ortiz is one of only 212 community college students from 39 states, Washington, D.C. and Mexico to form the 2021 cohort of fellows. Vicente Ortiz The Newman Civic Fellowship Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in...

Black History Month extends through 2021 at Mesa Community College

Published Friday, March 5, 2021

MESA, Arizona – March 5, 2021 — In celebration of Black History, Mesa Community College (MCC) presents Black History 2021 - A Year of Recognition. MCC will honor the achievements of Black people past and present by hosting events featuring Black history and culture through December 2021. “By celebrating the entire year we will have a greater opportunity to reflect on Black history and culture,...

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