Press Releases

Mesa Community College Network Academy to Host Girls ‘N IT

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012

On November 2, 2012, Mesa Community College’s Network Academy will host the 2012 Girls ‘N IT. The annual technology exploration event was started in 2004 with the goal of helping junior high girls bridge the digital divide. This year, the Network Academy has shifted their focus to providing this educational event for girls in high school. More than 190 girls from Mesa, Mountain View, Skyline,...

Zorro Rides Again at MCC’s Theatre Outback

Published Monday, October 29, 2012

Zorro (Jesse Kinser), and his lover, Lolita (Ashley Halfhill), in Zorro at MCC Zorro or the Curse of Capistrano, a devised piece written and directed by Oscar Giner, takes the stage at Mesa Community College’s Theatre Outback, with a preview performance on November 29 at 7:30 pm and a performance run on November 30 and December 1, 6 & 7 at 7:30 pm. Matinees will be held on December 1 and 8...

Interior Design Students Use Science as Inspiration for Campus Building Decor

Published Monday, October 29, 2012

MCC faculty with Interior Design students New decorative wall hangings inspired by science now adorn the walls of the Life Science Building at Mesa Community College’s Southern and Dobson Campus. The custom wool rugs are the result of collaboration between the Interior Design and Life Science Departments. Andrew Baldwin, life science faculty, and Janice Pierson, interior design faculty, worked...

MCC Student Now NBC Reporter

Published Thursday, October 25, 2012

Zahid Arab of NBC’s KING 5 News in Seattle is known as a compassionate reporter who gets the big story by gaining the trust of those he interviews. He provides crime victims and their families the opportunity for their voice to be heard. Arab, who graduated from Mesa Community College in 2004, credits his experience at MCC for teaching him the interpersonal skills he uses in his job today. He...

New Pre-College Program

Published Friday, October 19, 2012

As pressure mounts on community colleges to demonstrate success and completion, and larger numbers of the unemployed or underemployed explore their academic prospects, new college students often wonder how they will handle the transition into the college classroom. "There's a lot more involved in walking into a college classroom today than signing up for a class and picking out your textbook,"...

Career Building and Job Readiness, You Can Find it All at MCC

Published Monday, October 15, 2012

Across the United States, Career and Technical Education (CTE) offered in middle schools, high schools, community colleges and other postsecondary institutions is providing individuals with lifelong educational opportunities to learn skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow. For middle school and high school students, CTE programs can become their pathway to higher education at a...

Mesa Community College Hosts District Anniversary Events

Published Friday, October 12, 2012

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) was created in 1962 to provide acc​essible and affordable higher education opportunities. Over the past 50 years, the District has become one of the largest and most respected community college systems in the nation.  Community members can learn more about the 50 years of MCCCD at celebrate.maricopa.edu.                   Mesa Community...

Zombie Apocalypse Coming to MCC on October 31, 2012

Published Monday, October 8, 2012

Faculty members at Mesa Community College will present “Preparedness is Survival,” a day of lectures and discussions on the impending Zombie Apocalypse on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. All Events will take place at the MCC Southern and Dobson Campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa) in the Paul A Elsner Library, room 145. Streaming video will provide viewers at the Red Mountain Campus (7110 East...

MCC and Rio Salado College Showcase Sustainable Foods at Food Day Event

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012

In the early 1980s, a sustainable agriculture movement began in North America to ensure the livelihood of farmers and rural communities. From this movement, the development of sustainable food systems locally, regionally, nationally and globally emerged to ensure environmentally safe approaches to producing food and fiber that would sustain people as well as the land. Dr. Maureen Zimmerman,...

Faculty Spotlight: Ron Dinchak, Life Science

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ron Dinchak’s passionate commitment to the environment spills out of the classroom and into the surrounding community. In Ron’s 40 years of teaching at Mesa Community College, he has influenced thousands of students and community members on the importance of living a sustainable lifestyle. He is dedicated to teaching others about the Sonoran Desert ecosystem and water conservation. Campus...

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