Press Releases

The Caucasian Chalk Circle to be Staged at MCC’s Theatre Outback

Published Monday, January 7, 2013

The Caucasian Chalk Circle, a play written by the famous German author Bertolt Brecht and directed by Arizona favorite, David Vining will take the stage at Mesa Community College’s Theatre Outback with a performance run January 25, 26, 31, and February 1 at 7:30 pm. Matinee performances will be held January 26 and February 2 at 2:00 pm. The Caucasian Chalk Circle takes its main storyline from...

Program Increases College Readiness

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Mesa, AZ – Jan 2, 2013 – Mesa Community College is working with local high schools to assist struggling students by enlisting the aid of high school juniors and seniors who have passed the reading and writing portion of the AIMS test. The students become literacy coaches to help their fellow classmates as they prepare for college-level work. The goal of the literacy outreach program is to...

Mesa Community College and Arizona State University Announce Research Partnership

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Mesa Community College Virtual Incident Command Center (VICC) and Arizona State University’s Applied Psychology Unit (ASU) will partner in the development of research opportunities that will lead to improved outcomes for major critical incidents. Currently, data collected during training sessions at the VICC is not used in research studies. The expertise in research brought to the...

Mesa Community College to Host Walk United Event in February

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:  The Walk United Event at Mesa Community College scheduled for February 9, 2013 has been postponed due to weather. MCC plans to reschedule the event for fall. Mesa United Way will refund all registration fees. Thank you for your support and we hope you will participate in the walk this fall.  For many of our community...

MCC Center for Economic Education Names 2012 Teacher of the Year

Published Monday, December 17, 2012

The Mesa Community College Center for Economic Education named Michelle Barton the 2012 Middle School Teacher of the Year. Michelle is a graduate of Arizona State University and has taught pre-algebra, algebra and geometry at Ward Traditional Academy in the Tempe Elementary School District since 2009. Michelle is recognized for integrating the standards based Stock Market Game into her math...

Connect 4 Success Program at Mesa Community College is Changing Lives

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012

An innovative mentoring program, started last fall at Mesa Community College, is changing the lives of incoming students by matching them with a MCC employee who will spend one-on-one time with them as they pursue a degree at MCC. MCC executive assistant, Janet Felton, said the program was developed as a result of a challenge issued by MCC President Dr. Shouan Pan in response to President Barack...

Arizona National Guard Partners with Mesa Community College for Virtual Training

Published Thursday, November 29, 2012

VICC Training Twenty-two members of the Arizona National Guard, 91st Civil Support Team (CST) will participate in virtual training at the Mesa Community College Virtual Incident Command Center (VICC) in mid-December. For three days, the CST members will learn about the latest technologies in incident management and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC). They will be tested on their staff functions...

Red Mountain Choirs Present Songs of the Season - A Living Christmas Tree

Published Friday, November 16, 2012

The Mesa Community College Red Mountain campus will present the annual Songs of the Season Christmas program in the form of a Living Christmas Tree this year. Songs of the Season will feature more than 70 choir members from the three MCC Red Mountain performing arts choirs. The Sun Valley Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Glenn M. Bennett, professor of Choral Studies, is a community chorus...

New GED to Mesa Community College Program Announced

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Mesa Counts on College partnership between the City of Mesa, Mesa Community College (MCC) and Mesa Public Schools (MPS) recently announced a new GED to MCC program designed to increase the college completion rate in the East Valley. “The primary focus of Mesa Counts on College is to increase post-secondary attainment, which in turn supports workforce and economic development in Mesa. MCC and...

Mesa Community College to Hold 7th Annual Dumpster Dive

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012

On November 15, 2012, Mesa Community College students and volunteers will sort and analyze 24 hours worth of campus trash. The event will take place on the Clock Tower lawns on the Southern and Dobson campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa). The MCC campus community will watch on Wednesday how the trash piles up on the lawn. Beginning at 8 am on Thursday, students and volunteers will sort through...

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