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Two East Valley community colleges provide free training for Gilbert residents

Published Friday, January 20, 2023

Town of Gilbert Extends Professional Training Scholarship Program for Residents and Business Owners Free courses offered at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College MESA, Ariz. – Jan. 20, 2022 – Gilbert residents and business owners looking to hone their professional skills through online training programs are encouraged to apply for scholarships for programs being offered...

Mesa Community College offers free college credit for automotive industry credentials

Published Thursday, January 19, 2023

MESA, Ariz. – Jan. 19, 2023 — Mesa Community College (MCC) is now offering college credit for individuals with select certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). MCC will apply up to 42 credits, at no cost, toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Automotive Service, depending on the ASE certifications held. The Automotive Industries Prior...

MCC faculty receive award, build resources to teach integrated reading and writing 

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2023

2022 Developmental Education Endowed Teaching Award recipients: Craig Jacobsen, Leanna Hall, Amelia Rodriguez and Mike Callaway. MESA, Arizona – Jan. 18, 2023 – A team of faculty members from the Mesa Community College (MCC) Reading and English Departments is the recipient of the 2022 Developmental Education Endowed Teaching Award. The award provides programmatic support and professional growth...

MCC celebrates Rose Garden 25th Anniversary

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Partnership with Rose Society and volunteers thrives Celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Rose Garden at Mesa Community College are (l to r) LeRoy Brady, garden architect; Mesa City Councilmember Julie Spilsbury; former MCC President Larry Christiansen; MCC President Tammy Robinson; Jaren Langkilde, president/CEO HonorHealth Foundation; Diana Sommers, president of the American Rose Society;...

MCC Early Childhood Education Program earns national accreditation

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2022

MESA, Ariz. – Nov. 28, 2022 – The Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education program at Mesa Community College (MCC) has been granted first-time accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in Washington, D.C. MCC is one of four schools in the country granted first-time accreditation during the association’s summer 2022 session and brings...

MCC nursing program ranked among top 10 in Arizona

Published Monday, November 7, 2022

MESA, Arizona -- Nov. 7, 2022 -- The Mesa Community College Nursing Program is ranked among the top 10 in Arizona for 2023 by the national nursing advocacy organization RegisteredNursing.org. MCC ranked fifth, out of the 34 registered nursing programs in the state, with a score of 95.79 ahead of Grand Canyon University (ranked sixth), Arizona State University (ranked seventh), University of...

Mesa Community College earns AriZoni Awards

Published Tuesday, November 1, 2022

MESA, Ariz. – Nov. 1, 2022 – Mesa Community College students and faculty from the Theatre and Film Arts Department and Musical Theatre Department receive recognition at the annual AriZoni Awards of Theatre Excellence, held at the Scottsdale Center For Performing Arts on Oct. 3, 2022. The AriZoni awards are dedicated to recognizing excellence in theatrical performances while promoting the...

Empty Bowls events, benefitting Paz de Cristo Community Center, return to MCC

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Fighting hunger one bowl at a time MESA, Arizona — October 26, 2022 — The community is invited to the Mesa Community College (MCC) Empty Bowls events to help combat food insecurity. According to the Arizona Food Bank Network, one in nine Arizonans struggle with limited or uncertain access to healthy, safe and nutritious foods. For a $10 donation, patrons may select a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted...

MCC inducts honorees into Hall of Fame Oct. 27

Published Tuesday, October 25, 2022

MESA, Arizona — Oct. 25, 2022 — Ten notable alumni, employees, athletes 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 begins with a reception at 6 p.m., Oct. 27, 2022, on the MCC Art...

MCC bestows two 2022 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Awards

Published Thursday, October 13, 2022

MCC 2022 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty: Dawn Wilkinson (left) and Rod Golden (right). MESA, Ariz. – Oct. 13, 2022 – Mesa Community College selects Cultural Science Department Professor Rod Golden and Education Studies Department instructor Dawn McGraw Wilkinson as Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award recipients for 2022. “I am honored to be recognized by my colleagues for the...

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