Press Releases

Family-friendly play comes to the MCC mainstage

Published Friday, April 15, 2022

MESA, Arizona – April 8, 2022 – The Mesa Community College Theatre and Film Arts students are performing Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher in the MCC Theatre starting April 29, with showings through May 7. “We are ecstatic to welcome the public back to the theatre for this charming, family-friendly show,” said Mace Archer. “The theatre creates a closeness between MCC and the public along...

MCC Life Sciences professor co-authors book on Arizona amphibians and reptiles

Published Monday, April 11, 2022

A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona MESA, Arizona – April 11, 2022 – Mesa Community College Life Science professor Dr. Andrew Holycross co-authors the second edition of A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona with two other long-time researchers Thomas Brennan and Randall Babb. The book is published by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Originally released in...

Nursing Escape Room helps students hone skills

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2022

MCC Nursing students in a nursing escape room simulation. MESA, Arizona – April 6, 2022 – When Mesa Community College nursing students go into the simulation lab, it can be quite nerve-racking. During the past year, Interim Nursing Department Chair and Nursing Simulation Coordinator, Diana Breed, who’s been teaching for the past 20 years, noticed students’ anxiety level climbing more than...

Theatre and Film Arts students and faculty earn awards and recognition

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2022

MESA, Arizona - March 30, 2022 – Mesa Community College’s Theatre and Film Arts students competed in the Region VIII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), hosted virtually February 7-12. MCC's production of Antigone. The annual KCACTF recognizes and celebrates the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theatre programs. During the festivals,...

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...

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