Press Releases

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...

Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene Students Need Patients

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mesa Community College’s Dental Hygiene program is currently looking for patients who have not received dental hygiene care in the past three years or longer. Requirements of the students’ clinical education call for challenging patients and the Class of 2013 is looking for patients who meet these criteria to assist in their education this semester. If you are suffering from periodontal disease...

The Dining Room Takes the Stage at MCC’s Theatre Outback

Published Monday, September 10, 2012

Paul (David Nelson) and Margery (Katherine Anne Abruzzese) star the Dining Room A.R. Gurney’s heartwarming, compassionate play, The Dining Room, takes the stage at Mesa Community College’s Theatre Outback in the EXP Theatre later this month. A preview performance will take place on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:30 pm with regularly scheduled performances on September 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm and a...

Mesa Community College Children’s Center Receives Five Year NAEYC Accreditation

Published Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Mesa Community College Children’s Center was recently granted a five-year accreditation from The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. The new term began on August 28, 2012 and is valid until December 1, 2017. The NAEYC recognized and congratulated the administration, teaching staff and...

Mesa Community College Offers Paramedics Option to Become Registered Nurses Through Bridge Program

Published Thursday, September 6, 2012

Paramedic to RN Graduate, Kristen Minnick Many paramedics have the background and experience necessary to become a nurse.  Some are choosing to expand their education by enrolling in the Paramedic to Registered Nurse (RN) Bridge Program at Mesa Community College. This tailored program allows paramedics to fast-track their education to become qualified as an RN in two to three additional...

MCC Breaks Ground for New Performing Arts Center and Art Gallery

Published Friday, August 31, 2012

Shoveling for the Groundbreaking On August 16, MCC broke ground for a new Performing Arts Center and Art Gallery at the former Harkins Theatre Complex on Longmore Street in Mesa. Administrators from the College, Maricopa County Community College Administrators and Governing Board Members, along with City of Mesa officials participated in the ceremonies and spoke about the importance of the new...

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