Press Releases

Professor Peter Conden named Arizona Nursery Association Person of the Year

Published Friday, December 7, 2018

MESA, Ariz. – Dec. 7, 2018 -- Professor Peter Conden, director of the Mesa Community College Sustainable Agriculture program, is the 2018 Arizona Nursery Association (ANA) Person of the Year. He was honored during the ANA annual meeting and awards dinner Nov. 29 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler.  The Person of the Year award recognizes ANA members who make significant...

Professor receives 2018 Red Hat Academy New Instructor of the Year award

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018

MCC Professor Dennis Kibbe, the 2018 Red Hat Academy New Instructor of the Year. MESA, Ariz. – Dec. 5, 2018 – Dennis Kibbe, Mesa Community College business and information systems professor, was named the 2018 Red Hat Academy New Instructor of the Year during the Red Hat North American Training Partner and Instructor Conference, Sept. 5-6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Kibbe, a teacher of...

MCC receives Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation grant for students to explore STEM degrees

Published Monday, December 3, 2018

Paul Russell (Vice President, FMYN), Winona Thirion (Director of American Indian Outreach Programs, MCCCD), Christina Schultz (President & CEO, Maricopa Foundation), Dr. Felicia Ganther (Associate Vice Chancellor in Student Affairs, MCCCD), Gerald Doka (Councilmember, FMYN), Pamela Mott (Treasurer, FMYN) and Verlene Enos (Tribal Council Secretary, FMYN) MESA, Ariz. – Dec. 3, 2018 –...

MCC Student Takes Home First Place in National Poetry Competition

Published Friday, November 30, 2018

Jacobo Perez winner of national League of Innovation literary competition. MESA, Ariz. – Nov. 30, 2018 – Mesa Community College student Jacobo Perez received the coveted first place honor at a national literary competition sponsored by the League of Innovation, a consortium of community colleges across the nation. His poem, “How to Cross the Border Illegally or How to Make Tamales de Rajas...

MCC Team Wins NCAS Rover Competition at Glenn Research Center

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Jenna Connolly Anthony Burch MESA, Ariz. – Nov. 21, 2018 – Two Mesa Community College students, Jenna Connolly and Anthony Burch, were on the nine-member team that placed first in a Mars rover prototype competition at the National Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS) at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Connolly said the support from MCC faculty made a huge difference in...

Inaugural Sonoran International Rose Trials judging at MCC

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 21, 2018 — The Rose Garden at Mesa Community College, the largest rose garden in the Southwest, is hosting the inaugural Sonoran International Rose Trials on Nov. 23 and 24 at the Southern and Dobson Campus. The garden at MCC is the only test garden in the world that is located in a desert. The results will provide valuable information for professional growers as well as...

​​​​​​​Students receive global perspectives from humanitarian faculty

Published Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dr. Graham Boorse, life science faculty, started running endurance races with Team World Vision to raise funds to help support clean water and sanitation projects across Africa. MESA, Ariz. – Nov. 15, 2018 Mesa Community College professors are sharing with students their experiences volunteering in Africa. Dr. Graham Boorse, life science faculty, and Jennifer Wood, math and honors faculty...

MCC is first two-year college to don Nike N7 turquoise uniforms

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018

American Indian Recognition Day Basketball Games Showcase New Uniforms MESA, Ariz. -- Nov. 14, 2018 – Mesa Community College’s Sixth Annual American Indian Recognition Day basketball games, Dec. 1, 2018, will be the big reveal for the Thunderbird N7 uniforms. MCC was accepted as the first two-year college in the nation to participate in the Nike initiative celebrating Native American Heritage...

Art unveiling: Dance of the Chromosomes

Published Thursday, November 8, 2018

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 8, 2018 — The community is invited to the unveiling of Dance of the Chromosomes at 3:30 p.m. today, on the second floor of the Life Sciences Building at the MCC Southern and Dobson Campus. The collection of three drawings, in which the artist uses human figures to represent the chromosomes during mitosis, were created by Reece Grissom, Mesa Community College alumnus and...

Honorees Inducted Into MCC Hall of Fame

Published Thursday, November 1, 2018

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 2, 2018 — Ten outstanding alumni, staff and community members were welcomed into the Mesa Community College Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony hosted by the MCC Alumni Association Nov. 1 at the MCC Theatre, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, 85202. The MCC Hall of Fame honors alumni, community members, and MCC employees whose personal and professional accomplishments and...

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