Press Releases

New Z Degree program allows students to earn degree with no textbook costs

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Dr. Annalisa Alvrus and Laura Ballard MESA, Arizona – April 23, 2019 – Mesa Community College offers a new Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) Z Degree, providing an opportunity for students to earn an associate’s degree without ever having to step foot inside a classroom or purchase a textbook. The MCC Z Degree, or zero textbook cost degree, embraces online education and provides a...

MCC hosts inaugural American Indian Recognition Softball Games

Published Friday, April 12, 2019

Renee Ramos, Alyssa Matus, Ariana Sanchez, Nikki Begay, Brittany Walkingstick and Marisa Vallejo. Showcases Nike N7 uniforms, supporting Native American Athletes MESA, Arizona – April 12, 2019 – The Mesa Community College softball team will showcase Nike N7 uniforms during its inaugural American Indian Recognition Softball Games on April 20 against the South Mountain Community College Cougars...

MCC professor Amelia Rodriguez earns award for diversity efforts

Published Thursday, April 4, 2019

MESA, Arizona – April 5, 2019 – Mesa Community College professor Amelia Rodriguez received a 2019 Maricopa Community Colleges Diversity Advisory Council Award of Excellence. She was celebrated for her efforts in supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement efforts during a celebration March 29 at Phoenix College. According to the nomination, Professor Rodriguez “created the opportunity...

Students named 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars

Published Thursday, April 4, 2019

Zachery Zapata, 2019 Coca-Cola Silver Team Scholar. Three students earn scholarships for academic achievements MESA, Arizona – April 4, 2019 – Three Mesa Community College students, Zachary Zapata, Victoria Johnson and Racheal Mangini, have been named 2019 Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars in addition to being selected as All-Arizona First Academic Team scholars. Zapata, a Silver Team Scholar...

MCC student earns scholarship trifecta

Published Thursday, April 4, 2019

Christopher Hunt, a recipient of multiple prestigious scholarships . Christopher Hunt receives three prestigious scholarships for outstanding academic achievements MESA, Arizona – April 4, 2019 – Mesa Community College student Christopher Hunt (Mesa), a 2019 All-Arizona Academic First Team scholar, receives three additional prestigious scholarships to aid in the attainment of his educational...

MCC Theatre & Film Arts students and faculty earn honors at regional competition

Published Monday, April 1, 2019

Miguel Lopez Maldonado earned second place, LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award MESA, Arizona -- April 1, 2019 -- The Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts Department and Music Department competed in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 8 Festival 51, hosted by the Millennium Biltmore Hotel and the Los Angeles Theatre Center on...

Life Science professor co-authors research article on Desert Harvester Ants

Published Monday, April 1, 2019

Photo courtesy of J. Maughn. MESA, Arizona – April 1, 2018 – Mesa Community College life science professor Nicola Plowes is co-author of a research article, "Odometry and backtracking: social and individual navigation in group foraging desert harvester ants (Veromessor pergandei)," appearing in Animal Cognition, an interdisciplinary journal publishing current research from various backgrounds...

MCC faculty member named Chair of the Board of the Society for Photographic Education

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Kali by Liz Allen MESA, Arizona – March 26, 2019 – Liz Allen, a Mesa Community College adjunct faculty member, was recently named Chair of the Board for the Society for Photographic Education. Allen has taught photography at MCC, GCC and CGCC during her more than 20 years as contingent faculty. Allen has been a Society for Photographic Education (SPE) member since 2001 and served as the chair...

MCC designated a Voter Friendly Campus

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MESA, Arizona – March 26, 2019– Mesa Community College is pleased to announce it has been designated a Voter Friendly Campus by the national nonpartisan organizations Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. MCC participated in an initiative which held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices...

MCC hosts events for local African-American high school students

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019

MESA, Arizona – March 26, 2019 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) hosts events supporting college access and completion opportunities while presenting inspiring examples of success for African-American youth in celebration of Black History Month. Approximately 400 ninth- through 12th-grade students from Mesa and Tempe high schools are introduced to personal accounts of paths to success by members of...

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