Press Releases

MCC Dual Enrollment class receives scholarships to continue education at MCC 

Published Friday, October 25, 2019

MESA, Ariz. -- Oct. 25, 2019 -- Seventeen Mesa Community College (MCC) Dual Enrollment students studying early childhood education at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) are recipients of over $8,000 in First Things First college scholarships to help pay for their first and second year collegiate education at MCC following EVIT graduation in May 2020. “Many of my students cannot...

Alumni and Community Members Honored with MCC Hall of Fame Awards

Published Friday, October 11, 2019

MESA, Arizona — Oct. 11, 2019 — Eleven outstanding alumni, employees and community members will be welcomed into Mesa Community College’s Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony hosted by the MCC Alumni Association on October 24 in the MCC Theatre at the Southern and Dobson Campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, 85202). The MCC Hall of Fame honors alumni, community members, and MCC employees...

MCC Empty Bowls events benefit Paz de Cristo Community Center

Published Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fighting hunger one bowl at a time MESA, Arizona — Oct. 10, 2019 —The community is invited to participate in the Mesa Community College (MCC) Empty Bowls events at both college campuses in observance of World Food Day. For a $10 donation, patrons may select a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted ceramic bowl and receive a modest, yet delicious meal of soup and bread. Wednesday, Oct. 16 -- MCC Southern...

Art instructor receives prestigious Kenneth Wellner Memorial Award

Published Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Allen Garns‘ watercolor portrait "Aware" MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 8, 2019 -- The Pastel Society of America (PSA) presented Mesa Community College art instructor Allen Garns with the prestigious Kenneth Wellner Memorial Award at the 2019 PSA exhibit at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, New York City. Garns’ portrait, "Aware," was chosen from 176 artists'...

Earnhardt Ford Automotive Career Exploration program now at MCC

Published Monday, September 23, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- September 23, 2019 -- Earnhardt Ford chose Mesa Community College to sponsor the Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) program. The ACE program is a partnership program between Ford Motor Company, Ford and Lincoln dealerships and secondary and post-secondary educational institutions. The program, now available free of charge to MCC Automotive Technology students, raises...

MCC hosts a FRANK Talk on borders, walls and immigration

Published Wednesday, September 18, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- Sept. 18, 2019 -- The public is invited to join the MCC college community for a free FRANK Talk at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 in the Library of the MCC Southern and Dobson Campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa). Freelance geographer Scott Warren leads the talk on borders, walls and immigration. “The goal of programs like FRANK Talks is to inspire people to listen respectfully...

Faculty research on police social media use/practices published in international journal

Published Tuesday, September 17, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Sept. 17, 2019 -- Mesa Community College administration of justice adjunct faculty Mark Bond, and two former adjunct faculty, Michael L. Beshears and Michelle L. Beshears, are co-authors of Improving Police Social Media Use Practices that appears in the September 2019 issue of International Journal of Social Science Studies, Volume 7, No. 5. The article examines how improved...

ASU/MCC Form Collaborative, USDA Urban-Agriculture Nexus Project 

Published Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Enhancing interdisciplinary education and research to create emerging opportunities at the urban-agriculture nexus MESA, Arizona – Aug. 28, 2019 -- Mesa Community College, Arizona State University and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Arid Lands Agricultural Research Center (ALARC) have teamed up to expand agriculture education for MCC and...

Dental Hygiene students offer free dental services

Published Thursday, August 22, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- August 22, 2019 -- Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene students seek individuals for complimentary oral health screenings on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 5855 E. Still Circle in Mesa. Appointments are available at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon and may be made by calling 480-248-8195. Ideal screening candidates are individuals who have...

MCC Planetarium and Nouveau Papillion present Visionsphere

Published Friday, August 16, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- August 16, 2019 -- Mesa Community College and Nouveau Papillon partner to present “Visionsphere,” a dynamic performance of striking digital imagery displayed on the college’s planetarium dome, accompanied by live New Age instrumental music by international recording artists. The hour-long performances include 11 individual audio and visual experiences developed by a team of MCC...

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