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“Snake Plant’s” potential new family: DNA holds key to better classification

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Student training enables participation in researchCarrie Lipka and Andy Baldwin with Sansevieria specimens. MESA, Arizona – June 15, 2016 – Andy Baldwin, chair of Mesa Community College’s Life Sciences department, along with Robert Webb, faculty in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Arizona, are using chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) to map genetic plant information. Using cpDNA,...

The Bachelorette learns swing dance with local talent

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016

MCC dance faculty teaches on Hollywood set. Steve Conrad with MCC Dance Program Director Tina Rangel. MESA, Arizona – June 2, 2016 -- Steve Conrad, Mesa Community College Dance faculty, joined Hollywood icon Jean Veloz  on the set for an upcoming episode of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Veloz and Conrad teamed to teach JoJo Fletcher and one of her suitors to Lindy Hop, a popular 1930-40s swing...

MCC alumni awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Future computer engineer and neurosurgeon receive support to complete goals. MCC alumni Jacob Sorenson and Derek Fermaint. MESA, Arizona – May 25, 2016 – Mesa Community College (MCC) proudly announces Derek Fermaint and Jacob Sorenson have each been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship worth up to $40,000 a year to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year...

Value Colleges ranks MCC Online in top 50

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016

MESA, Arizona – May 24, 2016 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) ranked No. 12 in the Top 50 Best Value Online Community Colleges by Value Colleges. According to Value Colleges over 1,700, two-year associate degree-granting community colleges were considered for the initial ranking. Schools were then filtered by public, nonprofit, over 10 online programs, over 2,000 students and under $10,000...

Two MCC students place in Arizona Japanese Speech Contest

Published Thursday, May 5, 2016

             MESA, Arizona – May 5, 2016 – Japanese language students from Mesa Community College competed in the 27th Annual Arizona Japanese Speech Contest on April 17, 2016. The contest is presented by the Arizona Association of Teachers of Japanese. Contestants from nine high schools and six colleges in Arizona competed with students with similar levels of Japanese language skills and...

MCC Announces 2016 Commencement

Published Thursday, May 5, 2016

MESA, Arizona – May 5, 2016 – On May 13, Mesa Community College (MCC) will recognize the accomplishments of its graduates for the 2015-16 academic year at a commencement ceremony in the campus courtyard of MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus. The processional begins at 7:15 p.m., followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. The general public is invited to the ceremony. Mesa Mayor John Giles will be the...

Old idea meets new technology: geomapping, a high-growth industry

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MCC and BPG Designs of Phoenix partner to offer real world experience for students. MESA, Arizona – April 27, 2016 – From the earliest attempts at geomapping during the 1832 cholera epidemic in Paris, man has sought ways to easily depict and examine an area of land. In the ensuing years, geographic mapping technology has improved dramatically. Today, Mesa Community College (MCC) students have...

Arizona High School Students take home awards from Arizona High School Automotive Challenge

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Two Tucson high school seniors win scholarships to attend community college MESA, Arizona -- April 25, 2016 -- The Maricopa County Community College District is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Arizona High School Automotive Challenge sponsored by ABC Nissan. The event was hosted at Mesa Community College on April 22. Natasha Alday and Steven Upton, seniors at Flowing Wells High...

Kaycee Campbell receives national recognition for civic engagement

Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MESA, Arizona – April 19, 2016 -- Mesa Community College student Kaycee Campbell (Chandler) has been named a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows make the most...

MCC Red Mountain Presents Award-Winning Author James Sallis and Folk Band “Three-Legged Dog”

Published Friday, April 8, 2016

An Evening of Poetry, Prose and Song    Award-winning author James Sallis MESA, Arizona — April 8, 2016 — Mesa Community College at Red Mountain is hosting Award-Winning Author James Sallis and folk band “Three Legged Dog” on Friday, April 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Saguaro Lobby and the RAP Center at MCC’s Red Mountain Campus, 7110 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa. Sallis is the author of...

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