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MCC earns second Gold Healthy Arizona Worksites Award

Published Wednesday, June 30, 2021

MESA, Ariz. -- June 30, 2021 -- Mesa Community College employee wellness efforts are again recognized with a Gold Level Healthy Arizona Worksites Award. The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) evaluated MCC based on how it used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Worksite Health ScoreCard as part of its evidence-based worksite wellness program. Established by the Arizona...

MCC recognizes faculty excellence in teaching with Endowed Teaching Chair awards

Published Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Endowed Teaching Chairs: Diana Breed, R.N. and Elizabeth “Bootsie” Martinez Endowed Teaching Chair Diana Breed, R.N. MESA, Arizona – June 23, 2021– Mesa Community College (MCC) recognizes faculty for excellence in teaching and learning with Endowed Teaching Awards. Faculty members Diana Breed, R.N. and Elizabeth “Bootsie” Martinez, receive Endowed Teaching Chair awards for...

Juntos Project brings Latinx voices to the MCC virtual mainstage

Published Thursday, June 17, 2021

Mesa Community College and Arizona theatre company Teatro Bravo partner in the Juntos Project to present the world premiere of “Three’s A Party,” written by Justin Santory and directed by Alejandra Luna. Streaming July 9 - July 17, 2021 MESA, Arizona – June 17, 2021 – Mesa Community College and Arizona theatre company Teatro Bravo partner in the Juntos Project to present the world premiere...

Three outstanding MCC adjunct faculty receive awards

Published Tuesday, June 15, 2021

MESA, Ariz. -- June 15, 2021 -- Mesa Community College bestows Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Awards on Yukari Takahashi, Malena Barnhart and Timothy Kaufman. MCC knows meaningful instruction occurs best when students feel connected and included in the classroom. These dedicated faculty were nominated by their colleagues and selected by peers for promoting inclusion and diversity; using technology...

Technopreneur Experience program develops talent, supports local businesses

Published Monday, June 7, 2021

MESA, Arizona — June 7, 2021 — Mesa Community College (MCC) students gain valuable workforce experience and practical industry skills while engaging in community impact work with local businesses, through the Technopreneur Experience program. The program enhances the experiences and employability of students pursuing careers using emerging technology. Student talent teams are assembled to help...

Two high school juniors graduate with college credits through MCC Early College Academy

Published Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Olivia Bromenschenkel MESA, Arizona – June 2, 2021 – MCC Early College Academy students Olivia Bromenschenkel and Abbygale Gurr graduated from Skyline High School, as juniors, on May 20 having earned more than 30 college credits. Both students enrolled in the inaugural MCC Early College Academy in the fall of 2019 and have successfully completed the required courses ahead of schedule, earning...

Maricopa Community Colleges honor MCC emerging artists

Published Monday, May 10, 2021

MESA, Arizona - May 11, 2021 -- Eight Mesa Community College students receive honors in Artists of Promise (AOP), a competition hosted by the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) to highlight student accomplishments in dance, creative writing, visual arts, music, fashion, theatre and film. MCC honorees are listed below by category and are featured on a celebratory MCCCD website....

MCC earns Voter Friendly Campus designation

Published Monday, May 10, 2021

MESA, Arizona – May 10, 2021 – Mesa Community College again earns the Voter Friendly Campus designation from the national nonpartisan organization Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project, NASPA and the professional organization Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. MCC is one of 231 colleges across 38 states and the District of Columbia to earn the 2021-2022 designation and was...

Bank of America philanthropy benefits indigenous MCC students 

Published Friday, May 7, 2021

$150,000 grant supports college success and university transfers MESA, Arizona – May 7, 2021 – Indigenous Mesa Community College (MCC) students are beneficiaries of a generous $150,000 grant from Bank of America awarded through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation as part of the bank’s overall efforts to advance economic opportunity and racial equality. The grant makes emergency funding...

Thunderbird Tech Studio selected as the MCC Innovation of the Year

Published Wednesday, May 5, 2021

MESA, Ariz. – May 5, 2021 – Mesa Community College (MCC) Thunderbird Tech Studio is selected as the college’s Innovation of the Year. The virtual resource provides real-time assistance for MCC students using technology for class participation and course assignments. The Studio is a model of collaboration and innovation on behalf of student success. Services are provided by individuals from...

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