Press Releases

Human performance assessments available at MCC

Published Tuesday, October 24, 2017

MESA, Arizona – Oct. 24, 2017 – The Mesa Community College Human Performance Laboratory now offers individual fitness tests for professional athletes, health enthusiasts and others wishing to obtain information about their body’s performance and potential. Available tests include a general fitness assessment to establish baseline values and help track progress in muscular strength and endurance...

MCC Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

Published Friday, October 20, 2017

Mesa, Ariz. - October 20, 2017 — Today, at the first-ever ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Mesa Community College received two Best in Class Awards for having the highest and most improved student voting rate within the large campus, two-year institution category. More than 30 awards were announced at...

Community Members Honored with MCC Hall of Fame Awards

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017

MESA, Arizona — Oct. 18, 2017 — Twelve outstanding community members will be welcomed into Mesa Community College’s Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony hosted by the MCC Alumni Association on November 2 in the MCC Theatre at the Southern and Dobson campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, 85202). The MCC Hall of Fame honors alumni, community members, and MCC employees whose personal and...

MCC Red Mountain hosts day of TEDx on Inclusion and Accessibility

Published Friday, October 13, 2017

MESA, Ariz. – Oct. 13, 2017 – Mesa Community College presents a day of TED-like talks and presentations on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Access Arizona: A TEDx event on Inclusion and Accessibility (TEDxMesaCCRedMountain), hosted by MCC Red Mountain (7110 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa) features an incredible lineup of speakers and topics. Local and international guests will share personal experiences,...

MCC named an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College

Published Friday, October 13, 2017

MESA, Ariz. -- Oct. 13, 2017 – Mesa Community College was named today as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges. “We are honored to be recognized for exceptional student outcomes,” said MCC Interim President Sasan...

MCC Geography Professor Niccole Cerveny, Ph.D., Contributes Rock Art Expertise to Sustainable Cultural Heritage Project in Jordan

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

MCC Geography Professor Niccole Cerveny, Ph.D. at Wadi Rum Protected Area in Jordan. MESA, Arizona – October 12, 2017 — Mesa Community College geography professor Niccole Cerveny, an expert on rock decay and rock art stability, participated in a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Project in the Wadi Rum Protected Area, one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan. The site...

New partnership with GCU brings Bachelor of Science degrees to MCC campuses

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

MESA, Arizona – Oct. 12, 2017 – Mesa Community College and Grand Canyon University partner to offer pathways to high-demand science and technology bachelor’s degrees on MCC campuses. Individuals who have earned or are pursuing an associate’s degree at MCC, or any of the Maricopa Community Colleges, may seamlessly transfer credits to GCU to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of five STEM-related...

MCC Professor Andrew Holycross Leads Rattlesnake Distribution Research Team

Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MESA, Ariz. – Oct. 10, 2017, 2017 -- The Coronado National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture has partnered with Mesa Community College to plan, coordinate and implement amphibian and reptile inventory, assessment, restoration and conservation projects throughout southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. MCC Red Mountain Campus faculty Andrew Holycross received...

MCC wins big at 2017 ariZoni Awards

Published Monday, October 9, 2017

MESA, Ariz. -- Oct. 9, 2017 – Mesa Community College Theatre and Film Arts students earned the college recognition as the most awarded two-year or four-year institution during the 27th annual ariZoni Awards held Sept. 25 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. The ariZoni awards promote the visibility, cooperation and growth of theatre in the Valley and are dedicated to recognizing excellence in...

MCC Life Science Professor Spends Summer Scanning Fish Skeletons for Online Repository

Published Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 3, 2017 -- Scanning 33,000 species of fish for an online digital library can take some time. This summer, Mesa Community College life science professor Alex Cheroske traveled to Friday Harbor Laboratories on an island about 60 miles north of Seattle to assist University of Washington professor Adam Summers in his quest to complete computerized tomography (CT) scans of all...

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