Press Releases

Diane Meza selected as director of MCCCD Information Technology Institute at Mesa

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 29, 2019 -- Mesa Community College hires alumna Diane Meza as director of the MCCCD Information Technology Institute (ITI) at Mesa. In collaboration with college leadership, Meza will oversee and direct the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the ITI -- an institute dedicated to building a well-equipped technology workforce -- located at the Mesa Community...

Gilman International Scholars study abroad with MCC

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 28, 2019 – The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, awards four Mesa Community College students to participate in MCC study abroad programs.  Terry Deese (Mesa), recipient of a $2,500 scholarship, will learn about tropical biology and photography in the Costa Rica study abroad program.  Desiree...

CCAMPIS grant assists with childcare costs for student parents

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- May 22, 2019 – Mesa Community College and GateWay Community College Children’s Learning Centers are recipients of the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant. The grant provides $58,368 a year for four years to support student parents attending college at each location. MCC and GWCC join two additional Arizona colleges -- Arizona State University and Central...

Branded guitar supports STEM education

Published Thursday, May 16, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 16, 2019 – Mesa Community College students have built their first custom-branded electric guitar for a corporate client. Space Age Auto Paint Store in Mesa receives the first MCC-produced, custom-branded guitar, handcrafted by MCC students Jason Shepard of Prescott Valley and Veryl Law of Mesa with assistance from Palmerino Mazzucco, MCC faculty instructor for the guitar...

Life science faculty discovers new salamander species in Arizona

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 14, 2019 – Mesa Community College faculty member, Dr. Andrew Baldwin, has discovered a non-native to Arizona species of salamander near the Tonto Creek State Fish Hatchery in Payson. Baldwin’s findings were published in the Herpetological Review in March 2019 by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, of which he is a longtime member. Ensatina eschscholtzii...

Mesa Community College provides professional development for P-12 teachers

Published Monday, May 6, 2019

Dr. Annapurna Ganesh and Julie Garner MESA, Arizona – May 6, 2019 -- Having a high-quality teacher at the front of the classroom is the single most critical factor today in student success. Not only does Mesa Community College prepare future teachers, it provides options for practicing educators to maintain their teaching credentials. Both preschool teachers and K-12 public educators are...

MCC Graduation recognizes accomplishments of more than 2,482 graduates

Published Monday, May 6, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 6, 2019 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) recognizes the accomplishments of 2,482 graduates who collectively earned more than 4,660 degrees and certificates during the 2018-19 academic year. Many are being conferred during a commencement ceremony at 7:15 p.m., Friday, May 10, in the courtyard of the Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. The public is invited...

Professor Webb selected as 2019 Mesa Chamber of Commerce Professor the Year

Published Thursday, May 2, 2019

Eddie Webb, 2019 Mesa Chamber of Commerce Professor of the Year MESA, Arizona – May 2, 2019 – Mesa Community College English professor Eddie Webb is the 2019 Mesa Chamber of Commerce Professor of the Year. He was recognized at a Mesa Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony April 18 honoring business excellence and leadership in the community. An MCC faculty member for 20 years, Webb was nominated...

Nurse Assisting program moves to Red Mountain Campus

Published Thursday, May 2, 2019

MESA, Arizona – May 2, 2019 -- The new Nurse Assisting Program training site at MCC Red Mountain was recently evaluated and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Mesa Community College is offering its Nurse Assisting Program as an eight-week course and is moving the program’s education facility from its Southern and Dobson Campus to its MCC Red Mountain Campus.  A new, 1,646-square-...

MCC partners with Boeing to train future workforce

Published Friday, April 26, 2019

The Boeing Company photo: Boeing Mesa Employee works on electrical cable harness wiring in the Electrical Center of Excellence. MESA, Arizona – April 26, 2019 -- Mesa Community College partners with The Boeing Company to identify and train future electrical cable harness wirers. Registration is open now for summer Cable Harness Wiring Boot Camps. The accelerated two-week [eight-day], three-...

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