Press Releases

MCC Music Professor Performs on Grammy Award-Winning Chorale Recording

Published Thursday, March 3, 2016

MESA, Arizona — March 4, 2016 — Mesa Community College’s Director of Choral Studies and Music Department Chair, Craig Peterson, performed on Rachmaninoff: All-night Vigil which was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with a GRAMMY® Award with top honor for "Best Choral Performance” during the 58th Annual GRAMMY Award Ceremony held February 15, 2016, in Los Angeles....

Nine East Valley Community College Students Named to All-Arizona Academic Team

Published Friday, February 26, 2016

MESA, Arizona – February 26, 2016 – Mesa Community College (MCC), Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) and Scottsdale Community College (SCC) will honor nine high-achieving students who have been named to the All-Arizona Academic Team during an awards luncheon on March 3. Seventy-five community college scholars from across the state will participate in the ceremony, which celebrates their...

MCC Announces New Dean of Enrollment Services, Carmen Prado Newland

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016

MESA, Arizona – February 23, 2016 – Mesa Community College announced recently that Carmen Prado Newland has been hired to serve as MCC’s new Dean of Enrollment Services. Prado Newland is a higher education professional with over 20 years of experience providing leadership in the student services areas of admission, recruitment, retention, advising and enrollment management. In addition to her...

MCC Urban Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture Programs & McDonald's Partner to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds, Help Gardens Grow

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016

MESA, Ariz. – February 23, 2016 – Mesa Community College (MCC) Urban Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture programs and McDonald’s are partnering in a new coffee grounds recycling initiative to help its gardens grow. MCC Urban Horticulture faculty pick up used coffee grounds weekly from the Southern & Longmore McDonald’s restaurant and add them to the school’s urban garden compost.   The...

Experience The Arts at Mesa Community College

Published Monday, February 22, 2016

New website makes finding an on-campus art experience easy MESA, Arizona — February 22, 2016 — MCC has launched a new website, The Arts at MCC (mesacc.edu/arts), to aid patrons in finding an experience best suiting their passion, interest and schedule. The Arts at MCC website will make it easy to learn about and attend events ranging from live music, dance, instrumental and theatrical...

2GG Apparel Awards Scholarship to MCC Fashion Merchandising & Design Student

Published Friday, February 12, 2016

MESA, Arizona – February 16, 2016  Mesa Community College student Peichi Jiang recently received a $500 scholarship from 2GG Apparel for her winning golf attire design. The award was presented by Russ Ortiz, a retired Major League baseball pitcher and Founder/CEO of 2GG Apparel, a men's and women's golf apparel brand that gives 100 percent of its net profits to charitable organizations. Jiang,...

MCC Theatre to Stage Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

Published Tuesday, February 9, 2016

MESA, Arizona – February 9, 2016 – Mesa Community College (MCC) Theatre & Film Arts Department will present Three Sisters, March 4, 5, 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m., and March 5 & 12 at 2 p.m. at the MCC Theatre located on the south side of MCC’s campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, 85202). Tickets, ranging from $9 to $12, are available by calling the MCC Box Office at 480-461-7172, online at ...

MCC Online Offerings Garner National Acclaim

Published Thursday, February 4, 2016

MESA, Arizona -- February, 4, 2016 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) has been named one of the top online colleges in Arizona by The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a resource for students looking for online college and university programs. MCC was ranked first in Arizona among two-year colleges. Two other Maricopa Community College schools also made the top five: Phoenix College and Rio...

MCC Named One of Top 150 Community Colleges in the Country

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Washington, DC -- January 26, 2016 –Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Mesa Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds...

NIMS Awards National Accreditation to AzAMI

Published Friday, January 22, 2016

NIMS Award Makes Manufacturing Technology Program Third in State to Achieve National Distinction. MESA, Arizona - January 22, 2016 - Mesa Community College has set a new height in the 36-year history of its Manufacturing Technology program, a vital component of the Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) at the college. As of December 10, 2015 the program received...

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