Press Releases

MCC Joins in Efforts to Assist Paz de Cristo

Published Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Empty Bowls Event It may take a village to raise a child, but sometimes it takes a village to sustain the village itself. Such was the case when a fire broke out at Paz de Cristo Community Center this past spring, rendering the center’s kitchen unusable.  The center, which serves about 200 meals to those in need in the East Valley each night, was unsure how it would continue its mission to help...

Author and History Expert to Speak

Published Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Eduardo Pagán In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mesa Community College welcomes Eduardo Pagán to the Southern and Dobson Campus on Sept. 24. Pagán is a co-host of History Detectives on PBS, an ASU history professor and author of several books. Pagán’s books include Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon: Zoot Suits, Race, and Riot in Wartime L.A.; Historic Photos of Phoenix; and Remembering...

EMT Program Offers High Returns

Published Friday, August 23, 2013

Fire Science Online Ranks ProgramsEMT Program Fire Science Online, a resource for fire science and first responder education and career information, has identified the 80 EMT degree programs that offer the highest returns on investment. The list recognizes the colleges and universities across the country with significantly lower than average tuition rates in states where firefighters are paid...

Lucas Bodine, New ASMCC President

Published Monday, August 19, 2013

Lucas Bodine Mesa Community College student Lucas Bodine will serve as the 2013-14 President for the Associated Students of Mesa Community College.  ASMCC works to advance the needs and interest of all students by promoting and maintaining a democratic form of student government by uniting students, faculty, staff and administration. Lucas comes from a family with strong ties to MCC. His...

MCC Ranked Top Fire Science College

Published Friday, August 16, 2013

Fire Science Online Identifies Fire Science Programs With Highest ROIFire Science Program Fire Science Online, a resource for fire science education and career information, has identified MCC as one of the 90 fire science degree programs that offer the highest returns on investment. The list recognizes the colleges and universities across the country with significantly lower-than-average tuition...

MCC Campuses Offers Late-Start Classes

Published Thursday, August 15, 2013

One-Stop Area for Enrollment Services MCC Student Mesa Community College’s Southern and Dobson Campus will offer special Saturday enrollment hours on August 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sixteen-week courses begin Saturday, August 17, 2013 and end Friday, December 13, 2013. Recent remodeling of the Kirk Student Center enables students to visit a one-stop area inside the center that contains all...

New Experimental Classroom

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013

MCC Receives $20,000 Donation from Target Interiors Cluster grouping Any type of learning requires the ability to be flexible and adaptable. This fall, math students and instructors in experimental classroom AS192 at Mesa Community College will have new furnishings that reflect those attributes. The classroom design provides an active learning environment to keep students...

Student Awarded Hites Scholarship

Published Monday, July 29, 2013

Mesa Community College student Sahba Zaare is one of ten two-year college students who have been named recipients of the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship. The students receive a total of $75,000 to assist in the attainment of baccalaureate degrees. Zaare will receive a $7,500 scholarship and a medallion from Phi Theta Kappa. He is the first MCC student to be...

MCC Receives Recycling Bin Grant

Published Monday, July 29, 2013

Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation Fill Need for Recycling Bins in Public Spaces Mesa Community College has received 20 event recycling bins designed specifically for placement at large campus events. The recycling bins are thanks to a grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation. According to Suzi Dodt, MCC's Sustainability Coordinator, “Recycling...

Heart Transplant Dance Student to Perform

Published Monday, July 15, 2013

MCC Dance Student Mia Welch MCC dance student Mia Welch is not only alive and well after receiving a heart transplant a year ago, she’s celebrating her new life by performing in a dance showcase at Mesa Community College on Thursday. Welch, who received a new heart at the age of 21 due to congestive heart failure, is back dancing after being bedridden for 6 months. In 2010, Welch had earned a...

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