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Mesa Community College is a top producer of Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Recipients for Academic Year 2021-2022

Published Monday, November 13, 2023

MESA, Ariz. – Nov. 13, 2023 – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) recognizes Mesa Community College for producing the most Gilman recipients for academic year 2021- 2022 in the two-year institutions category. “The Gilman Scholarship provides equity and access to study abroad opportunities for students who otherwise would not be able to participate in...

Girls Get IT event encourages local junior high and high school girls to pursue I.T. careers

Published Monday, November 13, 2023

Health Care Leader Dr. Melanie Patton to Provide Keynote Address MESA, Ariz -- Nov. 13, 2023 – Now in its fifth year, the Girls Get IT conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Nov. 17, 2023, at Scottsdale Community College, with a goal of introducing high school girls from across the Valley to the many career possibilities in the field of Information Technology (IT)....

MCC iBelong Initiative nationally recognized with prestigious Terry O’Banion Award

Published Monday, November 6, 2023

MESA, Ariz. – Nov. 6, 2023 – Mesa Community College (MCC) has been named a silver winner of the prestigious Terry O’Banion Award by the National Council on Student Development (NCSD) for the transformational iBelong Student Success Initiative. The annual award honors exceptional college programs throughout the United States for their innovation, impacting student outcomes based on clear data,...

Mesa Community College inducts honorees into Hall of Fame Nov. 2

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2023

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 1, 2023 — Thirteen notable alumni, employees, athletes, coaches and faculty members are being inducted into the Mesa Community College (MCC) Hall of Fame in recognition of their professional and personal accomplishments, and significant contributions to the college and the community, on Nov. 2, 2023 at the MCC Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa 85202....

MCC students and faculty earn ariZoni awards and honors

Published Tuesday, October 31, 2023

MESA, Ariz. – Oct. 31, 2023 – Mesa Community College students and faculty from the Theatre and Film Arts Department and Musical Theatre Department were recognized for Cast of Something Rotten. Photo credit: Nick Woodward-Shaw their talent at the ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence ceremony held on Oct. 2, 2023 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The annual ariZoni Awards ceremony...

Annual tradition unites the community to fight hunger

Published Tuesday, October 31, 2023

MESA, Arizona — October 31, 2023 —Mesa Community College (MCC) invites the community to its annual Empty Bowls events. For a $10 donation, patrons receive a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted ceramic bowl along with a meal of soup and bread. There will also be a silent auction featuring ceramics by some of the Valley’s most talented artists. Wednesday, Nov. 8 -- MCC Red Mountain Campus 7110 E. McKellips...

Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Anthropology now available with zero textbook costs

Published Thursday, October 19, 2023

Dr. Annalisa Alvrus and Laura Ballard. MESA, Arizona – Oct. 19, 2023 – Mesa Community College introduces a new Z Degree, an Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Anthropology. This is the fourth Z Degree offered by the college that is entirely online using open educational resources (OER) saving students time and money. Chief Online Education Officer Laura Ballard said anthropology was selected...

MCC Student Services Director recognized by national organization for service, dedication and advocacy 

Published Thursday, October 12, 2023

MCC Student Services Director, Pat Peppin, is a recipient of the prestigious National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Meritorious Achievement Award. Pat Peppin receives Meritorious Achievement Award MESA, Ariz. – Oct. 12, 2023 – Pat Peppin, student services director in the Mesa Community College (MCC) Financial Aid Department, is one of only two individuals nationwide to...

Celebrating fifth anniversary of rare art history library offering resources for student, faculty and community research projects 

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2023

MCC Art Department Chair Gingher Leyendecker and Dr. Carole Drachler in the Art History Library at MCC. MESA, Ariz. – Oct. 11, 2023 – Mesa Community College (MCC) celebrates the fifth anniversary of the opening of its rare art history research library, the Dr. Carole Drachler Library of Art History, a treasure trove of data critical to numerous college and community research projects....

Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene Program earns Full Accreditation by National Organization

Published Tuesday, October 3, 2023

MESA, Ariz. – Oct. 3, 2023 – The Mesa Community College (MCC) Dental Hygiene Program earns full accreditation through 2029 from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). CODA is a specialized national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education that serves the public and dental professions by developing and implementing accreditation standards that promote and monitor...

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