Press Releases

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...

Miss Native MCC, Clara Trim, Devoted to Education

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2015

MESA, Arizona -- November 18, 2015 – Clara Trim was named the 2015-16 Miss Native MCC during a scholarship pageant, hosted by the Mesa Community College Inter-tribal Student Organization and the American Indian Institute on November 6, 2015. Quimbie Gonnie was named first attendant. In her capacity as Miss Native MCC, Trim will serve as an ambassador for the MCC American Indian student body and...

MCC at Red Mountain celebrates completion of final phase of cienega

Published Friday, November 13, 2015

Cienega celebration invitation MESA, Arizona —Nov 13, 2015— Those interested in desert preservation are encouraged to join in the celebration of the completion of the final phase of the cienega at Mesa Community College at Red Mountain (7110 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa 85207). Brief remarks will be made at 3 p.m., Nov. 18 in the Cienega Circle, followed by light refreshments and guided tours of the...

Professor's research on desert plant compounds benefits students

Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015

MESA, Arizona -- November 10, 2015 -- In 2012, the National Science Foundation awarded Mesa Community College a grant to study the chemical compounds of native Sonoran Desert plants. “The grant was to assist with modifying the organic chemistry laboratory curriculum to incorporate more research-based activities using chemicals found in the native plants of the Sonoran Desert as a starting point...

Outstanding contributions recognized during MCC Hall of Fame ceremony

Published Friday, November 6, 2015

MESA, Arizona—Nov. 6, 2015—Eleven outstanding community members were welcomed into Mesa Community College’s Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony hosted by the MCC Alumni Association on November 5. “We hosted the Hall of Fame in honor of MCC’s 50th Anniversary, and we are very excited for it to become an annual tradition,” said Wade Denman, Chair of the MCC Alumni Advisory Board. “It was...

New 2 days, 4 days, or 1 day per week classes at MCC @ Red Mountain

Published Friday, October 30, 2015

Spring 2016 schedule optimized based on student feedback MESA, Arizona – Oct. 30, 2015 – Mesa Community College at Red Mountain (7110 East McKellips Rd., Mesa 85207) has optimized its spring schedule to help students fit college more easily into their lives. “Based on student feedback, we will basically eliminate three- and five-day-per week classes, thus decreasing the number of visits to...

MCC Invites Community to 50th Anniversary Finale

Published Thursday, October 29, 2015

An evening celebrating the college’s multicultural heritage and history  MESA, Arizona – October 29, 2015 – Mesa Community College will wrap up a year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary Finale Flyer (Spanish) 50th anniversary with two multicultural festivals, one at MCC at Southern and Dobson and another at MCC at Red Mountain on Friday, Nov. 20, both beginning at 5 p.m. The events will...

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