Press Releases

Top Honor for Theatre & Film Arts Student

Published Monday, April 21, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College’s Theatre & Film Arts Department student Jessica Thompson won the top design award in her field at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., this past Saturday, April 19.   Thompson, a Desert Vista High School graduate (Awautukee, Ariz.), was honored, April 19  for her Theatre Sound...

MCC to Host Annual Fashion Show "Hanging by a Thread"

Published Friday, April 11, 2014

Mesa Community College to Host Annual Fashion Show “Hanging by a Thread” MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College’s Fashion Merchandising and Design Department will host its annual fashion show, “Hanging by a Thread,” to showcase students’ original designs and build a scholarship fund for future students. All proceeds will be used to grant scholarships to qualified MCC Fashion...

Eligibility Changes for MCC President’s Honors Scholarship

Published Friday, April 11, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, The Mesa Community College (MCC) President’s Honors Scholarship will be available to students who graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school class or complete high school with a GPA of 3.0 or above, successfully test into MCC’s Honors Program, and enroll at MCC within two academic semesters following high school graduation. The...

Governor Appoints MCC President to State Cmsn.

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MESA, Ariz. -- Gov. Jan Brewer appointed, and the Senate approved, Mesa Community College President Dr. Shouan Pan to serve on the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE). Dr. Pan will serve a four-year term representing a community college district with a population of more than 500,000 people. “Dr. Pan’s leadership and experience at Mesa as well as community colleges across the...

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Screening at MCC

Published Monday, April 7, 2014

MESA, Ariz. –– To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, and to introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America , the Mesa Community College (MCC) Library will offer a screening and discussion centered around the documentary Slavery by Another Name at its Southern and Dobson location (1833 W. Southern Ave...

Acclaimed Play at MCC Theatre

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dead Man's Cell Phone play Mesa Community College’s Theatre and Film Arts Department presents Sarah Ruhl’s acclaimed contemporary play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, with performances April 18, 19, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the MCC Theatre. The play is an amazing odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about mortality, redemption, and the need to...

MCC's 2014 Family Fun Fair

Published Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MESA, Ariz. – The general public is invited to attend a free Family Fun Fair event on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. at Mesa Community College (MCC). The event, put together to celebrate National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual Week of the Young Child, is a free event for families with young children. The fair will be hosted by Mesa Community College...

AZ Watercolor Assoc. Awards Scholarships

Published Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Art scholarship recipient Amber Walkowiak In an annual show of support for community college students pursuing visual arts degrees, the Arizona Watercolor Association awarded three $1,000 scholarships to Mesa Community College students Cassandra Scott, Amber Walkowiak and Diana Jacobson. All three awardees are enrolled in MCC art instructor Cynthia Peterson’s watercolor painting class. This is...

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Guitars -- A national instructor development project

Published Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Stem Guitar Workshop MESA, Ariz. – Mesa Community College’s Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AZAMI) is hosting a Digital Fabrication-STEM Guitar Building Workshop this week. This National Science Foundation (NSF) project trains high school and community college faculty in the development, use and integration of guitar building as an instruction tool. Participating educators spend an...

Maricopa Colleges to Honor Emerging Artists

Published Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Artists of Promise Poster MESA, Ariz.—The public is invited to attend Artists of Promise, a gala performance and exhibition celebrating the artists of the Maricopa Community Colleges. The annual event features some of the finest emerging artists in the Valley in choreography, theatre, music and visual mediums such as photography, sculpture and...

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