Press Releases

Act 1 to Present "Into the Woods"

Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Into the Woods MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College’s Act I Musical Productions presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods opens Feb. 27 at MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus. Director Jere Van Patten said the show is a fun, yet dark, musical that warns people to be careful what they wish for, because they just might get it. “Into the Woods is what you get when you take all of your...

MCC Students Selected as Aerospace Scholars

Published Thursday, February 6, 2014

Two MCC students selected as National Community College Aerospace Scholars National Community College Aerospace Scholars Ricky LaDesma and Jonathan Talos Mesa Community College Students Ricky LeDesma, of Chandler, and Jonathan Talos, of Mesa, have been selected from a highly competitive process as National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS). Talos and LeDesma will...

MCC Theatre Readies for Regional Kennedy Center Competition

Published Friday, January 31, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College’s Theatre and Film Arts Department will compete in Region VIII of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Los Angeles on February 11-15, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center and Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Students will test their talents in a vast array of theatre specialties including acting, all design areas, and stage management. 550...

Mesa Community College Hosts Local Author Bruce Nelson

Published Thursday, January 30, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College (MCC) invites the public to attend a free multimedia presentation by Bruce Nelson, a local storyteller, filmmaker, actor and writer. He will tell a story, On the Porch, at MCC’s Red Mountain Campus (7110 E. McKellips Rd.) on February 7 at 7 p.m. Nelson will share tales of growing up in the then-segregated Washington Park-Escobedo neighborhood of Mesa. Many of...

MCC Music Scene Selected for Festival

Published Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A scene from Mesa Community College’s production of The Producers was selected for inclusion in the Evening of Invited Scenes at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)  in Los Angeles from Feb. 12 – 15. The KCACTF's Region VIII Governing Board selected this scene as one of 10 to be highlighted on the main stage production, out of approximately 50 that were nominated. Jere...

Dental Hygiene Students Seek Those with Oral Health Needs

Published Monday, January 27, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College (MCC) Dental Hygiene program seeks patients in need of dental hygiene care to help meet student’s clinical education requirements. Individuals who have not received dental hygiene care in the past three years or more, have been informed they are in need of deep-scale cleaning, or are suffering from puffy or bleeding gums, are encouraged to make an appointment...

Mesa Community College Hosts Lecture from Author Marty Brounstein

Published Friday, January 24, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College (MCC) Communication and Philosophy & Religious Studies Departments will host a free lecture from author Marty Brounstein on February 5. The lecture will be held at MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa) in the Library Reading Room (LB300) from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  The guest lecturer, Marty Brounstein, a San Mateo, California-based...

National Community College Project Stimulates Moral, Ethical and Civic Engagement

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – The Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE), housed at Mesa Community College, received a $270,000 award from the Teagle Foundation to support the development of a three-year project to coordinate service-learning projects at seven of America’s civically engaged community colleges. CCNCCE along with Kapi'olani Community College will lead and administer...

MCC Receives Grant to Build Capacity to Serve the Advanced Manufacturing Industry

Published Tuesday, January 14, 2014

For Release: January 15, 2014 Contacts: Dawn Zimmer, 480-461-7892, dawn.zimmer@mesacc.edu                    Sally Mesarosh, 602-618-5730, sally.mesarosh@mesacc.edu  MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) of Mesa Community College, received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to provide...

Name Change, New Signage for MCC Theatre

Published Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mesa Community College's Theatre and Film Arts Department kicks off spring semester with a fresh coat of paint, a new name and new signage. Formerly the Theatre Outback, the theatre is now named the MCC Theatre.  The Theatre Outback, which originally opened in 1978, derived its name from the lack of buildings on the southern part of the campus at that time, making the area “out back” in regard...

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