Press Releases

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...

Empty Bowls at Sunland Village East Raises Money for Paz de Cristo

Published Thursday, March 21, 2019

MESA, Arizona – March 21, 2019 – Sunland Village East at Sossaman and Baseline roads in Mesa held an Empty Bowls event and raised $780 for Paz de Cristo Community Center. More than 300 bowls for this event were provided by Mesa Community College. These original works of art were made by MCC, the Mesa Art Center and Dobson High School students as well as local ceramics clubs. “We’ve assisted Paz...

MCC Art Students Featured in Shemer Art Center’s Mini Masterpieces Exhibition

Published Monday, March 18, 2019

Rachael Lyn's The Webs That Collect Inside Me MESA, Arizona – March 18, 2019 – The artwork of Mesa Community College art students Cheryl Berech (Tempe), and Rachael Lyn (Mesa), is featured in Shemer Art Center’s Mini Masterpieces exhibition, which runs through March 21 at 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix. Described as “A juried exhibition of works by Arizona artists that are small in size, yet...

Free app locates food, shelter and healthcare resources

Published Thursday, March 7, 2019

MESA, Arizona – March 7, 2019 – Mesa Community College students conceptualized the development of RISE, an iOS app connecting people with sources for nominally priced food, shelter and healthcare. Conceived as a class project, the resource locator is now available in the Apple App Store. “We know many of our students struggle not only to maintain their studies but to strike a work and life...

Partnership with Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine expands experiences for MCC Veterinary Technology students

Published Friday, March 1, 2019

MESA, Arizona – March 1, 2019 – Mesa Community College Veterinary Technology Program partners with Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), allowing MCC Veterinary Technology Program students opportunities to participate in bovine and necropsy skills labs and gain valuable learning experiences participating in small and large animal internships at CVM’s Animal Health Institute...

New online tool aids career and education decisions

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Feb. 27, 2019 – Mesa Community College releases a customized version of Emsi Career Coach, a web-based tool which uses comprehensive labor market data to help students match their interests to specific occupations and identifies available academic programs to achieve their career goals. In addition to compiling rich, Valley-specific workforce data such as occupational growth and...

Faculty contribute to archaeology publication

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Feb. 27, 2019 -- Shereen Lerner, anthropology faculty, and Rick Effland, anthropology faculty emeritus at Mesa Community College, are co-authors of “Connecting the Dots: Teaching Archaeology and Social Relevance” in a newly published edited volume Pedagogy and Practice in Heritage Studies, by the University of Florida Press, edited by Susan J. Bender and Phyllis Mauch Messenger...

Kick off Women’s History Month with See, Hear, Speak WOMEN: An afternoon of Art, Theatre and Conversation at MCC

Published Sunday, February 24, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Feb. 24, 2019 – Mesa Community College (1833 W. Southern Ave.) invites the public to an afternoon of art, theatre and thought-provoking conversation on March 2, to kick off Women’s History Month. Two mainstage performances of "Top Girls," a Caryl Churchill play about women’s achievement, takes place in the MCC Theatre at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 2. Between the afternoon...

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