Press Releases

MCC Announces New Dean of Enrollment Services, Carmen Prado Newland

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016

MESA, Arizona – February 23, 2016 – Mesa Community College announced recently that Carmen Prado Newland has been hired to serve as MCC’s new Dean of Enrollment Services. Prado Newland is a higher education professional with over 20 years of experience providing leadership in the student services areas of admission, recruitment, retention, advising and enrollment management. In addition to her...

MCC Urban Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture Programs & McDonald's Partner to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds, Help Gardens Grow

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2016

MESA, Ariz. – February 23, 2016 – Mesa Community College (MCC) Urban Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture programs and McDonald’s are partnering in a new coffee grounds recycling initiative to help its gardens grow. MCC Urban Horticulture faculty pick up used coffee grounds weekly from the Southern & Longmore McDonald’s restaurant and add them to the school’s urban garden compost.   The...

Experience The Arts at Mesa Community College

Published Monday, February 22, 2016

New website makes finding an on-campus art experience easy MESA, Arizona — February 22, 2016 — MCC has launched a new website, The Arts at MCC (mesacc.edu/arts), to aid patrons in finding an experience best suiting their passion, interest and schedule. The Arts at MCC website will make it easy to learn about and attend events ranging from live music, dance, instrumental and theatrical...

2GG Apparel Awards Scholarship to MCC Fashion Merchandising & Design Student

Published Friday, February 12, 2016

MESA, Arizona – February 16, 2016  Mesa Community College student Peichi Jiang recently received a $500 scholarship from 2GG Apparel for her winning golf attire design. The award was presented by Russ Ortiz, a retired Major League baseball pitcher and Founder/CEO of 2GG Apparel, a men's and women's golf apparel brand that gives 100 percent of its net profits to charitable organizations. Jiang,...

MCC Theatre to Stage Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov

Published Tuesday, February 9, 2016

MESA, Arizona – February 9, 2016 – Mesa Community College (MCC) Theatre & Film Arts Department will present Three Sisters, March 4, 5, 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m., and March 5 & 12 at 2 p.m. at the MCC Theatre located on the south side of MCC’s campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, 85202). Tickets, ranging from $9 to $12, are available by calling the MCC Box Office at 480-461-7172, online at ...

MCC Online Offerings Garner National Acclaim

Published Thursday, February 4, 2016

MESA, Arizona -- February, 4, 2016 -- Mesa Community College (MCC) has been named one of the top online colleges in Arizona by The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a resource for students looking for online college and university programs. MCC was ranked first in Arizona among two-year colleges. Two other Maricopa Community College schools also made the top five: Phoenix College and Rio...

MCC Named One of Top 150 Community Colleges in the Country

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Washington, DC -- January 26, 2016 –Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Mesa Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds...

NIMS Awards National Accreditation to AzAMI

Published Friday, January 22, 2016

NIMS Award Makes Manufacturing Technology Program Third in State to Achieve National Distinction. MESA, Arizona - January 22, 2016 - Mesa Community College has set a new height in the 36-year history of its Manufacturing Technology program, a vital component of the Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) at the college. As of December 10, 2015 the program received...

New Degree Program Prepares Students for Careers in Sustainable Agriculture

Published Thursday, December 17, 2015

MESA, Arizona -- December 22, 2015 -- Beginning with the spring 2016 semester Mesa Community College will offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Sustainable Agriculture, the first of its kind in Arizona. The Sustainable Agriculture degree will provide students with both the technical and small business skills needed to manage or develop a small farm or agricultural business. The program...

High School Auto Challenge 2016 hosted by MCC

Published Thursday, December 10, 2015

MESA, Arizona – December 10, 2015 -- A full-time student scholarship will be at stake when high school students from across Arizona test their automotive testing and diagnostic skills during the inaugural Maricopa Community Colleges’ Arizona High School Auto Challenge. Automotive instructors from three of the Maricopa Community Colleges that offer post-secondary degree and certificate automotive...

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