Press Releases

MCC Theatre & Film Arts students and faculty earn honors at regional competition

Published Monday, April 1, 2019

Miguel Lopez Maldonado earned second place, LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award MESA, Arizona -- April 1, 2019 -- The Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts Department and Music Department competed in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 8 Festival 51, hosted by the Millennium Biltmore Hotel and the Los Angeles Theatre Center on...

Life Science professor co-authors research article on Desert Harvester Ants

Published Monday, April 1, 2019

Photo courtesy of J. Maughn. MESA, Arizona – April 1, 2018 – Mesa Community College life science professor Nicola Plowes is co-author of a research article, "Odometry and backtracking: social and individual navigation in group foraging desert harvester ants (Veromessor pergandei)," appearing in Animal Cognition, an interdisciplinary journal publishing current research from various backgrounds...

MCC faculty member named Chair of the Board of the Society for Photographic Education

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Kali by Liz Allen MESA, Arizona – March 26, 2019 – Liz Allen, a Mesa Community College adjunct faculty member, was recently named Chair of the Board for the Society for Photographic Education. Allen has taught photography at MCC, GCC and CGCC during her more than 20 years as contingent faculty. Allen has been a Society for Photographic Education (SPE) member since 2001 and served as the...

MCC designated a Voter Friendly Campus

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MESA, Arizona – March 26, 2019– Mesa Community College is pleased to announce it has been designated a Voter Friendly Campus by the national nonpartisan organizations Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. MCC participated in an initiative which held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices...

MCC hosts events for local African-American high school students

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MESA, Arizona – March 26, 2019 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) hosts events supporting college access and completion opportunities while presenting inspiring examples of success for African-American youth in celebration of Black History Month. Approximately 400 ninth- through 12th-grade students from Mesa and Tempe high schools are introduced to personal accounts of paths to success by members of...

Empty Bowls at Sunland Village East Raises Money for Paz de Cristo

Published Thursday, March 21, 2019

MESA, Arizona – March 21, 2019 – Sunland Village East at Sossaman and Baseline roads in Mesa held an Empty Bowls event and raised $780 for Paz de Cristo Community Center. More than 300 bowls for this event were provided by Mesa Community College. These original works of art were made by MCC, the Mesa Art Center and Dobson High School students as well as local ceramics clubs. “We’ve assisted Paz...

MCC Art Students Featured in Shemer Art Center’s Mini Masterpieces Exhibition

Published Monday, March 18, 2019

Rachael Lyn's The Webs That Collect Inside Me MESA, Arizona – March 18, 2019 – The artwork of Mesa Community College art students Cheryl Berech (Tempe), and Rachael Lyn (Mesa), is featured in Shemer Art Center’s Mini Masterpieces exhibition, which runs through March 21 at 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix. Described as “A juried exhibition of works by Arizona artists that are small in size, yet...

Free app locates food, shelter and healthcare resources

Published Thursday, March 7, 2019

MESA, Arizona – March 7, 2019 – Mesa Community College students conceptualized the development of RISE, an iOS app connecting people with sources for nominally priced food, shelter and healthcare. Conceived as a class project, the resource locator is now available in the Apple App Store. “We know many of our students struggle not only to maintain their studies but to strike a work and life...

Partnership with Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine expands experiences for MCC Veterinary Technology students

Published Friday, March 1, 2019

MESA, Arizona – March 1, 2019 – Mesa Community College Veterinary Technology Program partners with Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), allowing MCC Veterinary Technology Program students opportunities to participate in bovine and necropsy skills labs and gain valuable learning experiences participating in small and large animal internships at CVM’s Animal Health Institute...

New online tool aids career and education decisions

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Feb. 27, 2019 – Mesa Community College releases a customized version of Emsi Career Coach, a web-based tool which uses comprehensive labor market data to help students match their interests to specific occupations and identifies available academic programs to achieve their career goals. In addition to compiling rich, Valley-specific workforce data such as occupational growth and...

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