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Student Awarded Hites Scholarship

Published Monday, July 29, 2013

Mesa Community College student Sahba Zaare is one of ten two-year college students who have been named recipients of the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship. The students receive a total of $75,000 to assist in the attainment of baccalaureate degrees. Zaare will receive a $7,500 scholarship and a medallion from Phi Theta Kappa. He is the first MCC student to be...

MCC Receives Recycling Bin Grant

Published Monday, July 29, 2013

Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation Fill Need for Recycling Bins in Public Spaces Mesa Community College has received 20 event recycling bins designed specifically for placement at large campus events. The recycling bins are thanks to a grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation. According to Suzi Dodt, MCC's Sustainability Coordinator, “Recycling...

Heart Transplant Dance Student to Perform

Published Monday, July 15, 2013

MCC Dance Student Mia Welch MCC dance student Mia Welch is not only alive and well after receiving a heart transplant a year ago, she’s celebrating her new life by performing in a dance showcase at Mesa Community College on Thursday. Welch, who received a new heart at the age of 21 due to congestive heart failure, is back dancing after being bedridden for 6 months. In 2010, Welch had earned a...

2013 American Indian Grant

Published Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community awarded a 2013 educational grant of $149,000 to benefit American Indian students. The Maricopa County Community College District, Mesa Community College and Scottsdale Community College receive equal portions of the grant money, which comes from Tribal gaming proceeds. As part of the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compact, 12 percent of a Tribe’s total...

New NAU Online Degree Option

Published Tuesday, July 9, 2013

NAU Accepts Up to 64 Transferable Credits from MCC Students On May 28, Northern Arizona University (NAU) became the first public university in the nation to offer competency-based degree options with the launch of Personalized Learning. NAU continues to partner with Mesa Community College accepting up to 64 transferable credits. Earning an associate degree will satisfy minor requirements in a...

MCC’s Act I Presents Little Shop of Horrors

Published Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Little Shop of Horrors Photo op with Audrey II, the man-eating plant, after the show Act 1 Musical Productions at Mesa Community College will present Little Shop of Horrors, a production based on the film by Roger Corman, with screenplay written by Charles Griffith, at MCC’s Theatre Outback on the Southern and Dobson Campus. One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this...

Nutrition Student Starts Own Business

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nutrition Grad Melissa Seil-Webb A life-long interest in health and food led Melissa Seil-Webb to Mesa Community College’s Sustainable Food Systems program. A little more than a year after earning her certificate in that program, she has started her own business. Seil-Webb sells Iss’s Magic Mixes, described as “oatmeal with a kick,” at farmer’s markets, on her website and at local health food...

Students Create Art Replicas for Exhibit

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013

MCC/ASU Art Workshop Students in Mesa Community College’s ceramics classes are learning the tradition of art reproduction during summer workshops organized by Arizona State University’s Museum of Anthropology in collaboration with MCC. MCC students, under the direction of Linda Speranza, MCC art faculty, and ASU museum studies graduate student, Brian Asdell, will create art replicas for display...

New Mesa Universities Offer Transfer Opps

Published Monday, June 3, 2013

Andrew Kuhn won’t have to travel far to complete his bachelor’s degree. Kuhn, Mesa Community College’s former student body president, is transferring his credits from MCC and attending the Mesa campus of Westminster College this fall. Kuhn said he initially found out about the college at a transfer fair that MCC’s student government sponsored. After meeting with Westminster’s Dean and staff...

Design Students Help Homeless Vets

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013

Design Students Help Homeless Vets In the midst of finals week, two Mesa Community College students pushed through long hours of studying while working on a project for homeless veterans at the same time. The result: Interior Design students Jocelyn Abruzzese and Tricia Finchum placed first in the “Design for Hope” competition by designing a kitchen using repurposed and...

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