Press Releases

Conference helps students connect with their cultures

Published Tuesday, March 29, 2022

MESA, Arizona – March 29, 2022 – Mesa Community College Cultural Science Department hosts a three-day conference to inspire students to connect with their cultures. The second annual conference, “Keeping Traditional Practices Alive: Inspiring Students to Connect to Their Culture,” is scheduled for April 5-7 and features several local, regional and national speakers each day. The event is open to...

Mesa Community College joins national group encouraging student voter registration

Published Tuesday, March 29, 2022

MCC Center for Community and Civic Engagement representatives Danette Turner and Debra Ohlinger MESA, Arizona – March 29, 2022 – Mesa Community College joins the 2022 Codesigner Cohort for Ask Every Student, the national joint initiative promoting collaboration between campus leaders and nonprofit partners to help campuses ask every student to participate in the democratic process...

Mesa Community College receives Hispanic Serving Institution STEM grant

Published Friday, March 25, 2022

MESA, Arizona – March 25, 2022 – Mesa Community College receives a five year, $4.3 million, federally funded Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) STEM grant to increase enrollment, retention and completion rates of Hispanic and low-income students pursuing degrees in STEM fields. As a newly designated HSI, “MCC is committed to improving success rates of marginalized students and developing an...

MCC offers Veterinary Assisting Certificate

Published Friday, March 25, 2022

MCC Veterinary Technology Program Director Kimberly Focht, DVM MESA, Arizona – March 25, 2022 – Mesa Community College is offering a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Veterinary Assisting. The Veterinary Assisting certificate program prepares students for introductory careers in veterinary medicine and animal health. “By earning this industry certificate students will be well positioned to...

MCC student honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Shannon Poppell recognized for commitment to solving public problems MESA, Arizona – March 9, 2022 -- Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has named 173 student civic leaders who will make up the organization’s 2022-2023 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Shannon Poppell, a student at Mesa Community College (...

Theatre and Film Arts faculty receives honor for excellence in educational theatre

Published Friday, March 4, 2022

Kara Thomson MESA, Arizona – March 4, 2022 -- Kara Thomson, Mesa Community College faculty and co-director of the Theater and Film Arts department, received the most prestigious regional award given by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) – the Gold Medallion. It is considered one of the great honors in theatre education. “The Gold Medallion is the fanciest, shiny gold...

MCC students named to All-Arizona Academic Team

Published Tuesday, March 1, 2022

MESA, Arizona -- March 1, 2022 -- Two academically outstanding Mesa Community College students, Landon Kea and Brooklyn Shumway, received recognition for their extraordinary accomplishments and distinguished leadership during the 2022 All-Arizona Academic Team Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 24. Landon Kea, 2022 All-Arizona Academic Team honoree The virtual event, hosted and emceed by Ian...

Art Gallery at MCC reopens: explores new possibilities for creators

Published Friday, February 18, 2022

Free workshops and exhibitions MESA, Arizona – February 18, 2022 – Redefining the Creator Economy: A Survey of the Digital Arts runs now through March 4 at the Mesa Community College Art Gallery. The exhibition explores the evolution of several different genres of contemporary art practice including internet art, digital art, augmented realities, glitch art, post-digital art and the role that...

MCC faculty serves on national geosciences committee

Published Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Niccole Cerveny, Ph.D., MCC geography and sustainability professor and member the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geosciences. MESA, Arizona – Feb. 2, 2022 – Niccole Villa Cerveny, Ph.D., Mesa Community College geography and sustainability professor, joins the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a member of the U.S. National Committee for the...

For first time, MCC offers security guard training, certification

Published Tuesday, February 1, 2022

MESA, Arizona -- Feb. 1, 2022 -- Mesa Community College Administration of Justice Studies is offering a free, one-day training to earn an Arizona Department of Public Safety unarmed security guard license from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at the college's Southern and Dobson campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. Free and open to students and the public, the event will be held in Room SC11E on...

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