Press Releases

MCC study abroad coordinator selected as Gilman International Scholarship Advisor Ambassador

Published Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Yvonne Schmidt, MCC study abroad coordinator, is one of only 20 nationwide selected to serve as an inaugural Gilman International Scholarship Advisor Ambassador. MESA, Arizona – Jan. 12, 2022 – Yvonne Schmidt, MCC study abroad coordinator, is selected by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as one of only 20 to serve as an inaugural Gilman International...

MCC and CMC Steel Arizona collaborate, train the steelmakers of tomorrow 

Published Thursday, December 16, 2021

MESA, Ariz. -- Dec. 20, 2021 -- Resulting from a first-time collaboration between Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) at Mesa Community College and Commercial Metals Company’s micro mill in Mesa, CMC Steel Arizona, an innovative training program develops a workforce of steelmakers for the 21st century. “CMC Steel Arizona values its employees and desired to expand growth...

Paramedicine professionals earn degrees from MCC

Published Thursday, December 16, 2021

MESA, Arizona – Dec. 15, 2021 — Mesa Community College awards Associate in Applied Science in Paramedicine degrees to 17 students in December 2021. Paramedicine students are prepared to pass the national certification exam to achieve the highest certification level of a pre-hospital care provider in the United States. “MCC paramedicine graduates are emergency medical service professionals who...

MCC hosts special fall commencement ceremony Dec. 16 

Published Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Update 12/14/21: Elizabeth Ward is not speaking during the ceremony. MESA, Ariz. -- Dec. 8, 21 -- Mesa Community College hosts its first formal in-person fall commencement ceremony at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the John D. Riggs Stadium at its Southern and Dobson Campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa). Summer and fall 2021 graduates and past graduates who were unable to attend an in-person ceremony due...

MCC academic advisor receives national recognition

Published Monday, November 22, 2021

Jocelyn “Jo” Mandal receives a Certificate of Merit as part of the Outstanding Advising Award-Primary Advising Role from the National Academic Advising Association. MESA, Ariz. -- Nov. 23, 2021 -- Jocelyn Mandal, student services analyst-advising at the Mesa Community College Red Mountain Campus, receives the Certificate of Merit as part of the Outstanding Advising Award-Primary Advising Role...

$75,000 APS Foundation grant supports STEM outreach programs at local community colleges

Published Monday, November 15, 2021

Students from North High, Central High, and Phoenix Coding Academy with Phoenix College faculty and staff, and Intel Deputy Director of US Corporate Affairs, Gabriela Gonzalez, at the 2018 Hermanas Conference. MESA, Arizona -- Nov. 17, 2021 -- The Arizona Public Service Foundation awarded a $75,000 grant to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to support science, technology, engineering...

TruWest® Credit Union gives $40,000 grant to MCC First Year Experience Program

Published Thursday, November 4, 2021

Left to right: Christos Chronis, Marcy Snitzer, Dr. Lori Berquam from MCC; Alan Althouse, President/CEO, TruWest Credit Union, Melissa Carpenter, MCC; Gary Bernard, Executive Vice President & COO and Jennifer Kimmell, Senior Vice President & CMOTruWest Credit Union. MESA, Arizona -- Nov. 4, 2021 -- TruWest Credit Union extends support of students participating in the Mesa...

Santander Consumer USA Inc. Foundation invests $70,000 in Mesa Community College student entrepreneurs

Published Monday, November 1, 2021

Laura Sipp, artist/owner of MAZZ Metal & Artworks MESA, Arizona -- Nov. 4, 2021 -- The Santander Consumer USA Inc. Foundation (SC Foundation) awards an additional $70,000 grant to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, supporting low-income and underrepresented student entrepreneurs enrolled in the Mesa Community College (MCC) Green Flag program during the 2021-2022 academic year...

MCC hosts Veterans Day Never Forget Garden dedication, honors Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Published Monday, November 1, 2021

Innocencia white rose bush. MESA, Arizona -- Nov. 3, 2021 -- Veteran’s Day at Mesa Community College will be especially meaningful this year as the Nov. 11 observance features the dedication of its new Never Forget Garden, a space within the nationally renowned MCC Rose Garden, to honor U.S. service members and the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ceremonies are scheduled from 10...

MCC inducts honorees into Hall of Fame Nov. 4

Published Wednesday, October 27, 2021

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 1, 2021 — Twelve notable alumni, employees and faculty members are being inducted into the Mesa Community College (MCC) Hall of Fame in recognition of their professional and personal accomplishments, and significant contributions to the college and the community. The traditional induction ceremony, postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, begins with a reception at 6 p.m., Nov...

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