Press Releases

MCC Nursing Program ranked No. 1 in Arizona

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- Feb. 19, 2019 – The Mesa Community College Nursing Program is ranked No.1 in RegisteredNursing.org’s list of 2019 Best RN Programs in Arizona. The RegisteredNursing.org ranking is based on analysis of current and historical National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) RN pass rates, meaning the percentage of graduates who pass the exam on the first attempt, out of the 27 RN...

Professor Dennis Kibbe earns MIT blockchain certification

Published Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mesa, Arizona – Feb. 14, 2019 -- Dennis Kibbe, Mesa Community College Computer Information Systems faculty, earned the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management Blockchain Technology Certificate this past January. The program draws on the work of leading MIT faculty and cryptoeconomics experts to examine blockchain technology from an economic perspective and highlight...

Shachi Kale's art selected for Governor's Arts Awards

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Desert Beauty by Shachi Kale MESA, Arizona – Feb. 6, 2019 – Arizona Citizens for the Arts selected Mesa Community College student Shachi Kale (Chandler) as the artist for the 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards. Her work, Desert Beauty, has been chosen as the cover art for their commemorative program and will be featured on this year’s formal invitations and signage. Kale has been invited to attend...

MCC student Varinia Varela awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019

MESA, Ariz. – Jan. 30, 2019 – Mesa Community College student Varinia Varela (Gilbert) is one of 395 American undergraduate students from 152 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the summer of 2019. The congressionally funded Gilman Program broadens the U.S. student...

Dental Hygiene students offer free dental services

Published Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mesa, Arizona -- Jan. 24, 2019 -- Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene students seek individuals for complimentary oral health screenings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 5855 E. Still Circle in Mesa. Screenings will take place, on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Ideal screening candidates are individuals who have not...

Interior Design students earn top honors, head to regionals

Published Thursday, January 24, 2019

Left to right: Qinghua Alice Wang, Jennifer Clancy, Elaine Wilson-Gibson, Melissa Hurtado, Brooklyn Moss, Mathilde Pinault and Laurie Hobbs MESA, Ariz. – Jan 24, 2018 – Mesa Community College Interior Design students earned top honors during the 2018 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Western Region Student Design Charette – Southwest Chapter finals held in November at Forward...

MCC Unveils Spring 2019 Arts Season

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MESA, Arizona – Jan. 16, 2019 – Mesa Community College announces its Spring 2019 Arts season. Exciting theatrical performances and exhibitions fill this season’s calendar with National Theatre Live film screenings, plays, musicals, band and orchestra concerts, an arts festival and a dance scholarship showcase. Venues The MCC Southern and Dobson Campus (1833 W. Southern Ave.) is...

First MCC Red Hat Academy student achieves certification

Published Friday, December 14, 2018

Collin Hicks, the first MCC student to complete the Red Hat Academy and earn his Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) certification. MESA, Arizona – Dec. 14, 2018 - Collin Hicks, 26, Chandler, is the first Mesa Community College student to complete the Red Hat Academy and earn his Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) certification. Hicks began at MCC in fall 2017, when the...

Ryo Kato Named 2018 PTK Global Leaders of Promise Scholar

Published Friday, December 7, 2018

Ryo Kato, 2018 PTK Global Leaders of Promise Scholar MESA, Ariz.—Dec. 7, 2018 – Mesa Community College student Ryo Kato is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2018 Leaders of Promise Scholar. He is one of only seven international students in the nation to receive the $1,000 Global Leaders of Promise scholarship. The Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa...

Professor Peter Conden named Arizona Nursery Association Person of the Year

Published Friday, December 7, 2018

MESA, Ariz. – Dec. 7, 2018 -- Professor Peter Conden, director of the Mesa Community College Sustainable Agriculture program, is the 2018 Arizona Nursery Association (ANA) Person of the Year. He was honored during the ANA annual meeting and awards dinner Nov. 29 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler.  The Person of the Year award recognizes ANA members who make significant...

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