Press Releases

"Mother Hicks" at MCC Theatre

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014

Girl (Kiri Malolo) spies a letter Mother Hicks (Dolores Mendoza) is reading in MCC’s Theatre and Film Arts production Mother Hicks MESA, Ariz. –  Mesa Community College’s Theatre & Film Arts Department is presenting Susan Zeder’s signature play, Mother Hicks, directed by Debra K. Stevens, this holiday season. The award-winning play performs Dec. 5, 6, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees...

MCC at Red Mountain Receives National Conservation Award

Published Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Recognized for maintaining the natural heritage and native flora of the Sonoran Desert. MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College at Red Mountain was recognized with the North American Native Plant Society’s (NANPS) 2014 Founders Conservation Award at the organization’s Annual General Meeting, Saturday, Nov. 15 in Markham, Ontario. The NANPS Founders Conservation Award recognizes an individual or...

MCC Named to Top 40 Online List

Published Thursday, November 13, 2014

MESA, Arizona –  The Affordable Colleges Foundation (AFC) just added Mesa Community College to its 40 Top Online Community Colleges for 2014. The list consists of two-year schools offering the best online learning opportunities at the most affordable price. MCC is listed as number 17. AFC, which is a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, based its decision...

Student Named Oberndorf Scholar

Published Monday, November 10, 2014

MESA, Arizona –  Mesa Community College student Karina Aguilar is one of seven Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) National Honor Society members who have been selected as Oberndorf Scholars and awarded a total of $7,000 in scholarships. The scholars receive scholarships of $1,000 each to complete their associate degree or certificate studies. PTK’s Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship helps members...

Unique Grad-Level Research at MCC

Published Monday, November 10, 2014

Native plants as source of new antimicrobials MESA, Arizona – Through a unique and intensive summer research experience, a group of six Mesa Community College (MCC) students may have discovered beneficial new uses of essential oils derived from naturally occurring Sonoran Desert plants. For the past two years, under a grant provided by the National Science Foundation, MCC chemistry faculty...

MCC Student Selected for NASA Workshop

Published Thursday, November 6, 2014

MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College student Karina Aguilar has been invited to the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) onsite workshop at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas in November. At the workshop, students compete in an engineering design challenge on teams with other high-achieving community college students from throughout the U.S. The teams have access to...

Honors Students Join #HashtagLunchbag

Published Thursday, November 6, 2014

MCC Honors Students at #HashtagLunchbag MESA, Ariz. –  On October 26, 15 MCC honors students gathered together to make sandwiches, write inspiring notes and draw on lunch bags. They joined nearly 80 honors students and staff from the 10 Maricopa colleges to participate in a program called #HashtagLunchbag to create and distribute lunches for the homeless. MCC student Fallon...

Small, but mighty, endangered fish take a step towards recovery

Published Friday, October 31, 2014

MESA, Arizona -- The endangered, native desert pupfish took another step towards recovery recently Releasing desert pupfish in cienega at MCC's Red Mountain Campus when over 300 fish were released by the Arizona Game and Fish Department into a refuge pond at Mesa Community College’s Red Mountain Campus (MCC).      The fish that were released came from ponds at the Phoenix Zoo...

MCC Students Awarded Coca-Cola Scholarships

Published Thursday, October 30, 2014

MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College students Gisell Stephenson, Eduarda Dornbusch Pereira, Aurora Sparer and Kati Reyburn are the recipients of national Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarships from Phi Theta Kappa. The Leaders of Promise scholarship program provides new members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled...

Hit Musical ‘Hairspray’ at MCC’s New PAC

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MCC's production of Hairspray at Performing Arts Center MESA, Arizona – Mesa Community College’s ariZoni award-winning Act I Musical Productions will present the Broadway musical Hairspray as its inaugural Music Theatre performance in MCC’s new Performing Arts Center. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, is set in 1960s Baltimore and is based on the film written and directed by John Waters....

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