Press Releases

MCC Students Selected for National Awards

Published Tuesday, June 17, 2014

MCC students win national literary competition MESA, Ariz. --  Two Mesa Community College students took home top awards at a national literary competition sponsored by the League of Innovation, a consortium of community colleges across the nation. Bill Alewyn won first place in the One-Act Play category for his work titled, “The Falkner Hemingway Letters.” David Klose placed second in the...

MCC Baseball Team Wins National Title

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mesa Community College’s baseball team captured the NJCAA Division II national championship Sunday in Enid, Oklahoma, capping a 52-13 season with the fourth national baseball title in school history. Mesa CC Baseball Team The Thunderbirds, who opened the national playoffs with a loss to Vincennes (Indiana), came back through the loser’s bracket to win five straight games, including the 11-...

Gilman International Scholarships

Published Monday, June 2, 2014

MESA, Ariz. -- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships are making it possible for Angelica Deliz and Xiomara Millay to participate in Mesa Community College’s (MCC) study abroad trip to Spain this summer. A future marine biologist, MCC student Angelica Deliz looks forward to the breadth of experiences including new living arrangements. She said living with a host family is of interest to...

Students Teach & Learn How to Inspire Compassion

Published Thursday, May 29, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School partnered with Mesa Community College’s (MCC) chapter of the Psi Beta National Honor Society to present components of the Heroic Imagination Project (HIP), a national program designed to inspire compassion. More than 50 fifth-grade students, members of Colina’s Aerospace Club, received an orientation of the Bystander Effect, one element of the...

New Online Degree Choices at MCC

Published Thursday, May 22, 2014

MESA, Ariz. -- Degrees and certificates that can be earned entirely with online courses at Mesa Community College have swollen to more than 28 specialties, with programs in Music Business joining the list in 2014. Administration of Justice Studies, Emergency Management, International Trade and Fashion Merchandising are just some of the programs now available entirely on line through MCC, which...

MCC Mortuary Science Program Helps Graduates Continue Family Businesses

Published Monday, May 12, 2014

MESA, Ariz. -- Of the 37 Mesa Community College (MCC) students graduating with Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Mortuary Science this semester, three will be taking over local family businesses. Graduates Bill Lowman (Phoenix), of Lowman’s Arizona Funeral Home, Taylor Adair (Tucson), of Adair Funeral Home, and Bryce Bunker (Mesa), of Bunker Family Funeral Home, all say it’s an honor...

Professor 3rd to Hike Length of Grand Canyon

Published Thursday, May 8, 2014

MESA, Ariz. -- When Mesa Community College (MCC) biology professor Andrew Holycross emerged from Pearce Ferry Wash in the Grand Canyon on Nov. 25, 2013, he became the third person to have hiked the length of Grand Canyon on both sides of the Colorado River. The 65-day journey, in extremely rugged canyon country began on Sept. 22, when he set out to accomplish his sabbatical goal of exploring the...

MCC Announces 2014 Commencement

Published Monday, May 5, 2014

MCC graduate Elliott Adams MESA, Ariz. – On May 9, Mesa Community College (MCC) will recognize the accomplishments of its graduates for the 2013-14 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. Paul Luna, President and CEO of the...

Mesa Community College Hosts National Track and Field Championships

Published Thursday, May 1, 2014

MESA, Ariz. -- Mesa Community College (MCC) is proud to host the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships. This marks the second time the event has been held in Arizona in nearly four decades. The 3-day event will be held at MCC’s John D. Riggs Stadium (1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202) May 15th through the 17th. The...

MCC Students Honored at American Indian Academic and Artisan's Conference

Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MESA, Ariz. –  Mesa Community College recently hosted the annual American Indian Academic and Artisan’s Conference, showcasing artwork and academic papers by talented American Indian students and artists. The event was a collaborative effort between the MCC English Department and American Indian Institute. The awards were administered by a group of private donors and the MCC English...

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