Press Releases

Career Building and Job Readiness, You Can Find it All at MCC

Published Monday, October 15, 2012

Across the United States, Career and Technical Education (CTE) offered in middle schools, high schools, community colleges and other postsecondary institutions is providing individuals with lifelong educational opportunities to learn skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow. For middle school and high school students, CTE programs can become their pathway to higher education at a...

Mesa Community College Hosts District Anniversary Events

Published Friday, October 12, 2012

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) was created in 1962 to provide acc​essible and affordable higher education opportunities. Over the past 50 years, the District has become one of the largest and most respected community college systems in the nation.  Community members can learn more about the 50 years of MCCCD at celebrate.maricopa.edu.                   Mesa Community...

Zombie Apocalypse Coming to MCC on October 31, 2012

Published Monday, October 8, 2012

Faculty members at Mesa Community College will present “Preparedness is Survival,” a day of lectures and discussions on the impending Zombie Apocalypse on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. All Events will take place at the MCC Southern and Dobson Campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa) in the Paul A Elsner Library, room 145. Streaming video will provide viewers at the Red Mountain Campus (7110 East...

MCC and Rio Salado College Showcase Sustainable Foods at Food Day Event

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012

In the early 1980s, a sustainable agriculture movement began in North America to ensure the livelihood of farmers and rural communities. From this movement, the development of sustainable food systems locally, regionally, nationally and globally emerged to ensure environmentally safe approaches to producing food and fiber that would sustain people as well as the land. Dr. Maureen Zimmerman,...

Faculty Spotlight: Ron Dinchak, Life Science

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ron Dinchak’s passionate commitment to the environment spills out of the classroom and into the surrounding community. In Ron’s 40 years of teaching at Mesa Community College, he has influenced thousands of students and community members on the importance of living a sustainable lifestyle. He is dedicated to teaching others about the Sonoran Desert ecosystem and water conservation. Campus...

Mesa Community College’s Act I Musical Productions presents My Favorite Year

Published Monday, October 1, 2012

Hayden Jones is "Benjy Stone" and Ariana Lucius as "KC Downing" Mesa Community College’s Act I Musical Productions presents My Favorite Year, opening October 18th in the newly renovated MCC Theatre.  My Favorite Year, written by the Tony Award winning team Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens and book by Joseph Dougherty, is based on the 1982 film starring...

New Digital Textbook Options

Published Monday, September 24, 2012

Affordability is a critical issue in education today.  The Mesa Community College Bookstore works closely with Follett to offer students a large assortment of affordable course materials to address the needs of both students and faculty. “We certainly recognize that our students have a choice of where they buy their books,” said Sonja Ibarra, MCC’s bookstore manager.  “We want to ensure that we...

Children’s Center Offers Childcare Assistance for Students

Published Monday, September 24, 2012

For the past four years, the Mesa Community College Children’s Center has been providing childcare assistance to students through The Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) grant. With the receipt of $104,578.00 in CCAMPIS grant funding from the US Department of Education, the Center is pleased to announce they will continue supporting student parents this year. Student parents who...

Mesa Community College Empty Bowls Event Features Local Artists

Published Thursday, September 20, 2012

For 20 years, Mesa Community College has hosted the annual Empty Bowls event. In 1992, the Art Department presented the idea as a way to support a nationwide movement for feeding the needy and homeless. Ceramics faculty, staff and students at MCC work all year long to create more than 2000 bowls. They are assisted by students at the Mesa Arts Center, local artisans and this year, Chandler...

Consumer Technology Spurs Computer Science Growth at MCC

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Computer Science student Lesley Oliver The growth of consumer technology, from smartphones, to tablet computers and laptops, has sparked an increase in interest in Computer Science classes at Mesa Community College. According to Karl Zerangue, a computer science faculty member at MCC, the CS department has seen many changes in enrollment in last five years. The department has gone from...

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