Press Releases

Dental Hygiene Students Seek Those with Oral Health Needs

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College’s Dental Hygiene program is currently looking for patients who have not received dental hygiene care in the past three years or longer. Requirements of the students’ clinical education call for challenging patients and the Class of 2015 is looking for patients who meet these criteria to assist in their...

Free Financial Literacy Workshops Offered at MCC

Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014

 9/10/14 update: Due to storm damage location of workshops changed to NU101 as noted below MESA, Arizona – Financial matters can be stressful and confusing. Mesa Community College (MCC) will provide students, their family members and the community with the tools and resources to better understand and manage their finances. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported nearly 20 million...

MCC Book Club Explores Cultural Practices

Published Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – The community is invited to join the Mesa Community College (MCC) Book Club to read popular, informative, thought-provoking selections. This semester the Club will read Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. Receiving an impressive 4.5 rating on Amazon, Eating Animals reveals Foer’s thought-provoking journey as he asks the tough question, “Why do we eat animals?”...

Smyth is Hites Transfer Scholarship Recipient

Published Thursday, August 14, 2014

MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College graduate Heather Smyth (Mesa), is one of ten students, out of more than 2,200 applicants, selected to receive a Phi Theta Kappa 2014 Hites Transfer Scholarship, to assist in the attainment of a baccalaureate degree. Smyth will receive a medallion and a $7,500 scholarship to assist her pursuit of a career as an educational or counseling psychologist,...

Cirelli Named ABCA Coach of the Year

Published Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MESA, Arizona -- Tony Cirelli, coach of the NJCAA Division II national champion Mesa Community College (MCC) baseball team, has been named national Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), and Division II Conference Coach of the Year by his peers in Arizona. “Tony guided our T-birds to a 52-13 record this year. The best in the 49-year history of baseball at our...

MCC Grad Receives Transfer Scholarship

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fernanda Silva Celaya MESA, Ariz. – Fernanda Silva Celaya, a 2014 Mesa Community College graduate, is the recipient of a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The scholarship will provide her with up to $30,000 a year to pursue her bachelor’s degree at a university of her choice. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer...

T-Bird Athletes Receive National Honors

Published Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MCC Thunderbirds MESA, Ariz.  –The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has honored 18 Mesa Community College student-athletes as all-academic for the 2013-14 year, as well as seven complete Thunderbird teams. The all-academic selections have been awarded each year since 1983. In order to qualify, a student-athlete must have a 3.6-or-better GPA. Barely three percent of the more...

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...

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