Press Releases

MCC Named a Top Community College for Adult Learners

Published Friday, September 2, 2016

Best Colleges for Adult Learners Washingotn Monthly. MESA, Arizona – September 2, 2016 – Mesa Community College was named a Best 2-Year College for Adult Learners by Washington Monthly magazine. “MCC is aware of the challenges adult learners face when returning to school and we’ve established programs and support services to assist our adult learners,” said Sasan Poureetezadi, MCC Interim...

Theatre & Film Arts Announces Mainstage Season

Published Monday, August 22, 2016

MESA, Arizona -- August 22, 2016 -- Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts Department is proud to announce its 2016-17 mainstage season. Productions feature the design work of students, an innovative component demonstrating the college’s commitment to excellence in education, experiential learning and the development of professional-quality entertainment. The season kicks off in October...

MCC Desert Echoes Flute Project Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Performance at MCC Performing Arts Center

Published Tuesday, August 2, 2016

MESA, Arizona — August 2, 2016 — The public is invited to Mesa Community College Desert Echoes Flute Project’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert  at the MCC Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. Renowned Low Flutes specialist Peter Sheridan will join project flutists for the world premiere of the commissioned piece “Paths of Deeper Gold” by Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda.   “This...

MCC Music Theatre Presents “Big Fish the Musical,” July 15-23

Published Thursday, July 7, 2016

MESA, Arizona — July 6, 2016 — "Big Fish the Musical” is coming to the Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center for six performances, July 15-23.  The story is based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel, Big Fish: A novel of Mythic Proportions, and the 2003 film Big Fish written by John August and directed by Tim Burton. Music and lyrics are by Andrew Lippa. Big Fish revolves around the...

MCC Student Receives Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholarship

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Single father returns to obtain a college degree after 20 years MESA, Arizona – July 7, 2016 – Mesa Community College student Marcus Downing MCC student Marcus Downing has been awarded the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. The program covers full tuition, fees, and books and provides the student with an academic advisor mentor. It also includes a $2,750...

MCC faculty published in sports medicine journal

Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jeffrey Messer helps develop teaching tool to demonstrate a cellular process. Jeffrey Messer, Ph.D., chair, MCC Exercise Science Department MESA, Arizona – June 21, 2016 – Jeffrey Messer, chair of Mesa Community College's Exercise Science Department, co-authored an article in the June 2016 edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, the official journal of the American College...

Sasan Poureetezadi Named MCC Interim President

Published Monday, June 20, 2016

Sasan Poureetezadi named interim MCC president, will serve beginning Aug. 2. MESA, Arizona – June 20, 2016 – Sasan Poureetezadi, Mesa Community College vice president for Information Technology since 2011, was named interim president of Mesa Community College by Maricopa County Community College District Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick. Poureetezadi assumes his new role effective Aug. 2, 2016...

New MCC Dean of Career and Technical Education, Michael Voss

Published Thursday, June 16, 2016

Michael Voss, MCC Dean of Career and Technical Education. MESA, Arizona – June 16, 2016 – Mesa Community College is pleased to announce Michael Voss as its Dean for Career and Technical Education. He assumed his duties on June 16. Voss, a first generation college student originally from Minnesota, comes to MCC with more than a decade experience at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). He...

“Snake Plant’s” potential new family: DNA holds key to better classification

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Student training enables participation in researchCarrie Lipka and Andy Baldwin with Sansevieria specimens. MESA, Arizona – June 15, 2016 – Andy Baldwin, chair of Mesa Community College’s Life Sciences department, along with Robert Webb, faculty in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Arizona, are using chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) to map genetic plant information. Using cpDNA,...

The Bachelorette learns swing dance with local talent

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016

MCC dance faculty teaches on Hollywood set. Steve Conrad with MCC Dance Program Director Tina Rangel. MESA, Arizona – June 2, 2016 -- Steve Conrad, Mesa Community College Dance faculty, joined Hollywood icon Jean Veloz  on the set for an upcoming episode of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Veloz and Conrad teamed to teach JoJo Fletcher and one of her suitors to Lindy Hop, a popular 1930-40s swing...

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