Press Releases

Patrick J. Burkhart Named New Provost at MCC Red Mountain Campus

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Patrick Burkhart Mesa Community College announced today Mr. Patrick Burkhart has been hired to serve as MCC’s new Provost for the Red Mountain Campus and Downtown Center beginning July 23, 2012. Dr. Shouan Pan, President of MCC commented, “Mr. Burkhart brings to MCC an impressive combination of senior-level leadership and management experience in higher education, county government, and private...

Important Bird Area Project Provides Learning Opportunity for MCC Students

Published Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Important Bird Areas Mesa Community College students enrolled in the Geographic Information Systems program are gaining real world experience through internships with Audubon Arizona. This unique partnership began in fall 2008, when Tice Supplee, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Arizona, approached Karen Blevins, a Geography Faculty member at MCC, about the possibility of expanding GIS...

The Value of Career and Technical Programs at MCC

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012

MCC graduate Jessie Sneed At a time when students are intent on getting the best value for their tuition dollars, Mesa Community College is committed to providing programs designed to develop the skills that today’s employers value. Phebe Blitz, Dean of Instruction for Career and Technical Programs at MCC, said this economy has many people seeking retraining for better job prospects as well as...

MCC Education Dept. Receives $1.9 Million Grant

Published Monday, June 11, 2012

Education Studies Faculty The Mesa Community College Education Studies Department has received a $1.9 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education for The Teachers of Language Learners Learning Community (TL³C) Project. Grant monies will be allocated over five years with the Department receiving over $399,000 this year. Seventy-three grants were awarded to institutions of higher...