Press Releases

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...

Faculty contribute to archaeology publication

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Feb. 27, 2019 -- Shereen Lerner, anthropology faculty, and Rick Effland, anthropology faculty emeritus at Mesa Community College, are co-authors of “Connecting the Dots: Teaching Archaeology and Social Relevance” in a newly published edited volume Pedagogy and Practice in Heritage Studies, by the University of Florida Press, edited by Susan J. Bender and Phyllis Mauch Messenger...

Kick off Women’s History Month with See, Hear, Speak WOMEN: An afternoon of Art, Theatre and Conversation at MCC

Published Sunday, February 24, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Feb. 24, 2019 – Mesa Community College (1833 W. Southern Ave.) invites the public to an afternoon of art, theatre and thought-provoking conversation on March 2, to kick off Women’s History Month. Two mainstage performances of "Top Girls," a Caryl Churchill play about women’s achievement, takes place in the MCC Theatre at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 2. Between the afternoon...

MCC offers K-12 Summer Camps

Published Friday, February 22, 2019

Note: April 10, 2019 -- The hours for the basketball camp were extended from 9-11 a.m. to 8 a.m. to noon, the cost remains the same.  Apps, Theatre, Multimedia, Sports and Music MESA, Arizona -- Feb. 22, 2019 -- Mesa Community College again offers its popular summer camps for students entering K–12. These affordable and sometimes free camps provide opportunities to have fun...

MCC EMT Program ranked largest Arizona provider, highest first-time certification pass rates

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Feb. 21, 2019 – Mesa Community College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program leads Arizona in the number of EMT candidates it readies for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification and in the number of candidates passing the exam on their first attempt. During the four quarters of 2018, 217 MCC NREMT candidates sat for the exam. Ninety-one...

Four MCC students named to All-Arizona Academic First Team

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Recognized for academic achievement and distinguished leadership MESA, Arizona – Feb. 20, 2019 – Four high-achieving Mesa Community College students will be celebrated for their outstanding academic achievements and distinguished leadership at the 2019 All-Arizona Academic Team Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 27 (12:30-2:30 p.m.) at the East Valley Institute of Technology, 1601 West Main Street,...

MCC Nursing Program ranked No. 1 in Arizona

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- Feb. 19, 2019 – The Mesa Community College Nursing Program is ranked No.1 in RegisteredNursing.org’s list of 2019 Best RN Programs in Arizona. The RegisteredNursing.org ranking is based on analysis of current and historical National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) RN pass rates, meaning the percentage of graduates who pass the exam on the first attempt, out of the 27 RN...

Professor Dennis Kibbe earns MIT blockchain certification

Published Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mesa, Arizona – Feb. 14, 2019 -- Dennis Kibbe, Mesa Community College Computer Information Systems faculty, earned the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management Blockchain Technology Certificate this past January. The program draws on the work of leading MIT faculty and cryptoeconomics experts to examine blockchain technology from an economic perspective and highlight...

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