Press Releases

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Screening at MCC

Published Monday, April 7, 2014

MESA, Ariz. –– To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, and to introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America , the Mesa Community College (MCC) Library will offer a screening and discussion centered around the documentary Slavery by Another Name at its Southern and Dobson location (1833 W. Southern Ave...

Acclaimed Play at MCC Theatre

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dead Man's Cell Phone play Mesa Community College’s Theatre and Film Arts Department presents Sarah Ruhl’s acclaimed contemporary play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, with performances April 18, 19, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the MCC Theatre. The play is an amazing odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about mortality, redemption, and the need to...

MCC's 2014 Family Fun Fair

Published Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – The general public is invited to attend a free Family Fun Fair event on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. at Mesa Community College (MCC). The event, put together to celebrate National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual Week of the Young Child, is a free event for families with young children. The fair will be hosted by Mesa Community College...

AZ Watercolor Assoc. Awards Scholarships

Published Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Art scholarship recipient Amber Walkowiak In an annual show of support for community college students pursuing visual arts degrees, the Arizona Watercolor Association awarded three $1,000 scholarships to Mesa Community College students Cassandra Scott, Amber Walkowiak and Diana Jacobson. All three awardees are enrolled in MCC art instructor Cynthia Peterson’s watercolor painting class. This is...

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Guitars -- A national instructor development project

Published Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Stem Guitar Workshop MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College’s Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AZAMI) is hosting a Digital Fabrication-STEM Guitar Building Workshop this week. This National Science Foundation (NSF) project trains high school and community college faculty in the development, use and integration of guitar building as an instruction tool. Participating educators spend an...

Maricopa Colleges to Honor Emerging Artists

Published Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Artists of Promise Poster MESA, Ariz.—The public is invited to attend Artists of Promise, a gala performance and exhibition celebrating the artists of the Maricopa Community Colleges. The annual event features some of the finest emerging artists in the Valley in choreography, theatre, music and visual mediums such as photography, sculpture and...

MCC to Host 3rd Annual Festival of the Arts

Published Thursday, March 20, 2014

2013 Festival of the Arts MESA, Ariz. – The general public is invited to attend the 3rd Annual Festival of the Arts featuring student musicians, poets, storytellers, dancers, and actors on Thursday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mesa Community College (MCC). "The festival is designed to be a celebration of student talent, and is meant to bring all our MCC departments together," said...

MCC Student Named Coca-Cola Scholar

Published Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Heather Smyth Named 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar Heather Smyth MESA, Ariz. – Heather Smyth, a student at Mesa Community College, has been named a 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50...

Drs. Kenneth and Rebecca Boren Invest in Educational Innovation

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Drs. Kenneth and Rebecca Boren Champion Mesa Community College’s Endowed Teaching Chair Program MESA, Ariz. – Local philanthropists Drs. Kenneth and Rebecca Boren have pledged $250,000 to the Endowed Teaching Chair program at Mesa Community College (MCC). The Boren’s support enables the launch of a program established in 2009 to ensure MCC continues to attract and keep distinguished faculty...

MCC to Host Southwest Mathematics Conference

Published Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MESA, Ariz.—Feb. 11, 2014—Mesa Community College's (MCC) Mathematics Department and Club are hosting the annual Southwestern Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference (SUnMaRC). The conference will be held from Feb. 28 to March 2 at MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus.  SUnMaRC brings together students and faculty from throughout the Southwest for a fun weekend of mathematics. SUnMaRC is...

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