Press Releases

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...

MCC Theatre & Film Arts Students Honored at Regional Competition

Published Tuesday, February 25, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts students’ talents were recognized during the 2014 Region VIII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Los Angeles, February 11-15. The festival recognizes outstanding student achievement and fosters continuing growth in acting, playwriting, directing, design and technical theatre, dramaturgy, theatre criticism,...

MCC Dental Hygiene Program Accreditation

Published Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For Release: February 18, 2014 MCC Dental Hygiene Program Receives Accreditation from CODA MCC Dental Hygiene Program MESA, Ariz. –  The American Dental Association’s (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) awarded accreditation to Mesa Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program after a year-long process of accreditation self-study and program review. Graduating from...

MCC Prof is 3rd to Hike Length of Canyon, Twice

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Andrew Holycross in the Grand Canyon When 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 on the north side began on Sept. 22, when he set out to accomplish his sabbatical goal of...

Act 1 to Present "Into the Woods"

Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Into the Woods MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College’s Act I Musical Productions presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods opens Feb. 27 at MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus. Director Jere Van Patten said the show is a fun, yet dark, musical that warns people to be careful what they wish for, because they just might get it. “Into the Woods is what you get when you take all of your...

MCC Students Selected as Aerospace Scholars

Published Thursday, February 6, 2014

Two MCC students selected as National Community College Aerospace Scholars National Community College Aerospace Scholars Ricky LaDesma and Jonathan Talos Mesa Community College Students Ricky LeDesma, of Chandler, and Jonathan Talos, of Mesa, have been selected from a highly competitive process as National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS). Talos and LeDesma will...

MCC Theatre Readies for Regional Kennedy Center Competition

Published Friday, January 31, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College’s Theatre and Film Arts Department will compete in Region VIII of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Los Angeles on February 11-15, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Students will test their talents in a vast array of theatre specialties including acting, all design areas, and stage management. 550...

Mesa Community College Hosts Local Author Bruce Nelson

Published Thursday, January 30, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College (MCC) invites the public to attend a free multimedia presentation by Bruce Nelson, a local storyteller, filmmaker, actor and writer. He will tell a story, On the Porch, at MCC’s Red Mountain Campus (7110 E. McKellips Rd.) on February 7 at 7 p.m. Nelson will share tales of growing up in the then-segregated Washington Park-Escobedo neighborhood of Mesa. Many of...

MCC Music Scene Selected for Festival

Published Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A scene from Mesa Community College’s production of The Producers was selected for inclusion in the Evening of Invited Scenes at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)  in Los Angeles from Feb. 12 – 15. The KCACTF's Region VIII Governing Board selected this scene as one of 10 to be highlighted on the main stage production, out of approximately 50 that were nominated. Jere...

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