Press Releases

Mesa Community College Maintains Accredited Status with the Higher Learning Commission

Published Thursday, June 25, 2015

MESA, Arizona – June 25, 2015 -- Mesa Community College's accredited status with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has been continued; a result of a recent comprehensive evaluation by HLC peer reviewers. “This is wonderful news and an affirmation of the quality of our institution. A demonstration of our continued commitment to excellence since receiving initial accreditation in 1967,” said...

MCC Named Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

Published Tuesday, June 9, 2015

MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College has been named a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water and climate events. As a WRN Ambassador, MCC is committing to work with NOAA and other...

Mesa Community College 50th Anniversary Gala Funds Student Scholarships

Published Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MESA, Arizona – April 13, 2015 -- Mesa Community College students will benefit from the more than $250,000 raised for MCC’s Student Scholarship Endowment fund during last Friday's Fundraising Gala and live auction at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa. More than 400 community members gathered to celebrate MCC’s 50th year and provide support for future students. The goal for the evening was to raise...

Gap Inc. Awards MCC Grant

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College Fashion Merchandising & Design Department has received a 2015 grant from Gap Inc. to help prepare community college students for the workforce through on-campus and in-store learning. The Gap Inc. for Community Colleges (GIFCC) Program is a partnership with the White House "Skills for America's Future" initiative and will offer strategic job and career...

Recipients of American Indian Academic Conference Announced

Published Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College’s 2015 American Indian Academic Conference on April 30 featured Arizona State University's Director of American Indian Studies, John Tippeconnic, and 14 students who presented academic papers. Conference officials awarded scholarships ranging from $50-$700 to all 14 candidates. Talia White of MCC’s American Indian Institute and MCC student Dendrick Jones...

MCC Announces 2015 Commencement

Published Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MESA, Arizona – On May 15, Mesa Community College (MCC) will recognize the accomplishments of its graduates for the 2014-15 academic year at a commencement ceremony in the campus courtyard of MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus. The processional begins at 7:15 p.m., followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. The general public is invited to this special commencement ceremony during the college’s 50th...

Student Chosen as Newman Civic Fellow

Published Tuesday, April 28, 2015

College and university presidents from 36 states plus the District of Columbia nominate student leaders representing the next generation of civic leaders MESA, Arizona – From across the country, college and university presidents have nominated promising student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in their community to be Newman Civic Fellows. At Mesa Community College, Sean West has been...

Two MCC Students Named to National All-USA Team

Published Thursday, April 23, 2015

MESA, Arizona – Two Mesa Community College students, Valerie Le Grande and Andrew Sypher, are among 20 students nationwide named to the 2015 All-USA Community College Academic Team by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The honor, which comes with a $5,000 scholarship, recognizes high-achieving, two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with...

Theatre Presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MESA, Arizona  – Mesa Community College’s Theatre & Film Arts Department presents Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, May 1, 2, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and May 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. in the MCC Theatre located on the south side of the college’s Southern and Dobson Campus in Mesa. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 480-461-7172 or online or at the...

Cisco Selects MCC Student for Dream Team

Published Monday, April 20, 2015

MESA, Arizona – April 20, 2014 – Nathan Pan, a Mesa Community College Network Academy student, was recently selected to be part of the Cisco Live Dream Team. Hundreds of students from across the country submit video and written applications for a chance to participate in this prestigious event. Dream Team selection criteria include technical and professional skills, instructor recommendations,...

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