Press Releases

MCC Student Selected to National Community College Aerospace Scholars Program

Published Monday, November 5, 2012

Wendy Nessl, a Mesa Community College Geography student recently returned from Huntsville, Alabama where she spent three days at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center as a member of the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program. Wendy applied for the program because of her involvement in the Phi Theta Kappa Omicron Beta chapter at MCC. She was selected to complete 20 hours of...

Weekend College Business Program Designed for Working Adults

Published Friday, November 2, 2012

Think it's impossible to fit college into a busy schedule?  Think again...Mesa Community College Business Program's Weekend College can make it a little easier to fit college classes and the pursuit of a business degree into a busy life. Weekend College is an assortment of classes scheduled from Friday evening through Saturday. The program offers the slate of courses required for students to earn...

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...

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