Press Releases

Students Create Art Replicas for Exhibit

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013

MCC/ASU Art Workshop Students in Mesa Community College’s ceramics classes are learning the tradition of art reproduction during summer workshops organized by Arizona State University’s Museum of Anthropology in collaboration with MCC. MCC students, under the direction of Linda Speranza, MCC art faculty, and ASU museum studies graduate student, Brian Asdell, will create art replicas for display...

New Mesa Universities Offer Transfer Opps

Published Monday, June 3, 2013

Andrew Kuhn won’t have to travel far to complete his bachelor’s degree. Kuhn, Mesa Community College’s former student body president, is transferring his credits from MCC and attending the Mesa campus of Westminster College this fall. Kuhn said he initially found out about the college at a transfer fair that MCC’s student government sponsored. After meeting with Westminster’s Dean and staff...

Design Students Help Homeless Vets

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013

Design Students Help Homeless Vets In the midst of finals week, two Mesa Community College students pushed through long hours of studying while working on a project for homeless veterans at the same time. The result: Interior Design students Jocelyn Abruzzese and Tricia Finchum placed first in the “Design for Hope” competition by designing a kitchen using repurposed and...

International Ed Receives Grant

Published Friday, May 3, 2013

Dept. of State logo Mesa Community College’s International Education Department is pleased to announce that MCC is the recipient of a State Department sub- grant that will enable the college to host 14 students from Indonesia, South Africa, Egypt, Pakistan, India and Kenya. The students will study at MCC beginning in July of 2013, as part of the Community College Initiative Program. The program...

MCC 2013 Commencement

Published Monday, April 22, 2013

MCC Graduates On May 10, Mesa Community College will recognize the accomplishments of graduates for the 2012-13 academic year at a commencement ceremony in the campus courtyard of MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus. The processional begins at 7:15 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. The general public is invited. The commencement speaker will be Maria Hesse, who serves as Vice Provost...

PTK Chapter Ranks Second in Nation

Published Monday, April 15, 2013

Mesa Community College’s Omicron Beta Chapter was named First Finalist for Most Distinguished Chapter at the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa Conference in San Jose on April 6. The Most Distinguished Chapter is an international award and the highest honor given to a Phi Theta Kappa chapter. MCC ranks second out of 1,280 chapters. “I’m amazed and proud of all our students and chapter as they receive this...

Dr. Pan Receives Leadership Award

Published Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dr. Pan and Sonia Filan Congratulations to MCC President, Dr. Shouan Pan, on receiving the Paul A. Elsner International Excellence in Leadership Award.   MCC's Director of Institutional Advancement, Sonia Filan, presented the award, describing Dr. Pan as a leader who came from humble beginnings and now demonstrates exemplary service in his current role of leadership at Mesa Community College...

Art Student Receives Scholarship

Published Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rose Garden Event Provides Inspiration Cassandra Scott, Scholarship recipient The Rose Garden at Mesa Community College provided a gorgeous backdrop for a recent art event. Amidst the colorful clusters of roses at their peak, art students, local watercolor artists and the general public dropped by the garden to celebrate art. Several things prompted the gathering.  First, the...

Faculty Spotlight: Eddie Webb, English

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eddie Webb is a dedicated English professor who provides a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for his students, particularly those who are American Indian students.  Webb’s influence extends beyond academics as he lends support to students transitioning from their home areas to college life at Mesa Community College. Webb is a member of the United Keetoowah Nation. He has lived in Oklahoma,...

Mesa Community College’s 2nd Annual Festival of the Arts Features Student Talent

Published Monday, April 1, 2013

The Mesa Community College (MCC) Festival of the Arts will take place Thursday, April 4 from 10 am to 3 pm on the Theatre Outback lawn (1833 W Southern Ave., Mesa). The festival will feature student musicians, poets, dancers, storytellers, theater performers, and fine artists. “Last year we had some great talent,” said organizer Gingher Leyendecker, “There was a huge variety of performances and...

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