Press Releases

Jack Kent Cooke Scholar

Published Tuesday, May 5, 2020

MCC student receives prestigious national community college transfer scholarship. MESA, Arizona – May 5, 2020 – Mesa Community College student Abigaly (Abby) Atonal Rodriguez is one of 50 community college students to receive a 2020 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Selected out of nearly 1,500 applicants for the highly competitive national scholarship,...

MCC & CGCC offer new AA degree emphasis in counseling and applied psychology

Published Thursday, April 30, 2020

MCC offers the program completely online beginning in Fall 2020. MESA, Arizona – April 30, 2020 – Beginning with the fall 2020 semester, two East Valley colleges, Mesa Community College (MCC) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), will offer an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree, Emphasis in Counseling and Applied Psychological Science. This is the first of its kind AA degree emphasis in...

MCC Automotive Service Program earns highest level of national reaccreditation

Published Monday, April 6, 2020

MESA, Arizona – April 7, 2020 -- The Automotive Service Program at Mesa Community College earns reaccreditation from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), maintaining Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation, the highest level of program accreditation recognized by the Institute. To achieve...

MCC PTK students earn national acclaim

Published Monday, March 30, 2020

MESA, Arizona – March 31, 2020 – Mesa Community College (MCC) Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) students are receiving multiple national recognitions and scholarships as members of Omicron Beta, the MCC chapter of PTK, an international honor society for students at associate-degree awarding colleges. Abigaly (Abby) Atonal Rodriguez and Shelby Lynch are among...

MCC Student Andrea Astorga-German named Newman Civic Fellow

Published Thursday, March 5, 2020

MESA, Arizona – March 5, 2020 – Mesa Community College (MCC) student Andrea Astorga-German has been named as MCC’s representative in the 2020 Newman Civic Fellowship of student leaders. Dr. Lori Berquam, MCC interim president, nominated Astorga-German for this recognition, stating that, “Andrea has been an influential agent for campus and community involvement during her time at Mesa Community...

Four MCC students named to 2020 All-Arizona Academic teams

Published Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Recognized for academic achievement and distinguished leadership MESA, Arizona – Feb. 25, 2020 – Four high-achieving Mesa Community College students are being celebrated for their outstanding academic achievements and distinguished leadership at the 2020 All-Arizona Academic Team Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 27 in the UCB La Sala Ballroom at ASU West, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306...

MCC interim president named

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dr. Lori Berquam, MCC Executive Vice President, serves in new role MESA, Arizona – Jan. 29, 2020 – Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven Gonzales, names Mesa Community College Executive Vice President, Dr. Lori Berquam, MCC interim president. She will serve in her new role beginning Feb. 1, 2020. Prior to making his decision Dr. Gonzales visited MCC...

MCC Thunderbirds earn NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete Awards

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Jan. 29, 2020 -- Mesa Community College student athletes and four teams earn All-Academic awards from the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). Thirty-four individual MCC Thunderbirds (T-birds) earned at least a 3.6 GPA during the past academic year (2018-19), including 13 who achieved perfect 4.0 averages. "At MCC getting an education is the priority,” said MCC...

Dental Hygiene students offer free dental services

Published Thursday, January 16, 2020

MESA, Arizona – Jan. 16, 2020 - Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene students seek individuals for complimentary oral health screenings on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 5855 E. Still Circle in Mesa. Appointments are available at 9 and 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. and may be made by calling 480-248-8195. Ideal screening candidates are individuals who have not...

Local art, music and technology show goes national 

Published Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Visionsphere is a collaboration between Mesa Community College and Nouveau Papillion MESA, Arizona – Jan. 7, 2020 – The “Visionsphere” project of the Mesa Community College Planetarium and international recording artists Nouveau Papillon is now scheduled across the nation in 2020. This dynamic performance of striking digital imagery accompanied by live New Age...

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