Press Releases

MCC interim president named

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dr. Lori Berquam, MCC Executive Vice President, serves in new role MESA, Arizona – Jan. 29, 2020 – Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven Gonzales, names Mesa Community College Executive Vice President, Dr. Lori Berquam, MCC interim president. She will serve in her new role beginning Feb. 1, 2020. Prior to making his decision Dr. Gonzales visited MCC...

MCC Thunderbirds earn NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete Awards

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020

MESA, Arizona -- Jan. 29, 2020 -- Mesa Community College student athletes and four teams earn All-Academic awards from the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). Thirty-four individual MCC Thunderbirds (T-birds) earned at least a 3.6 GPA during the past academic year (2018-19), including 13 who achieved perfect 4.0 averages. "At MCC getting an education is the priority,” said MCC...

Dental Hygiene students offer free dental services

Published Thursday, January 16, 2020

MESA, Arizona – Jan. 16, 2020 - Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene students seek individuals for complimentary oral health screenings on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, 5855 E. Still Circle in Mesa. Appointments are available at 9 and 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. and may be made by calling 480-248-8195. Ideal screening candidates are individuals who have not...

Local art, music and technology show goes national 

Published Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Visionsphere is a collaboration between Mesa Community College and Nouveau Papillion MESA, Arizona – Jan. 7, 2020 – The “Visionsphere” project of the Mesa Community College Planetarium and international recording artists Nouveau Papillon is now scheduled across the nation in 2020. This dynamic performance of striking digital imagery accompanied by live New Age...

MCC selects two Senior Associate Vice Presidents: Carmen Newland and Nora Reyes

Published Friday, December 6, 2019

MESA, Arizona – December 6, 2019 — Carmen Prado Newland and Nora Amavisca Reyes, Ed.D., have been selected to fill newly created Mesa Community College (MCC) Senior Associate Vice President (SAVP) positions. Newland and Reyes report to Dr. Lori Berquam, MCC Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (EVP). They are tasked with working collaboratively with faculty, academic and...

Mesa Community College recognized for excellence in student voter engagement 

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019

MESA, Arizona – November 21, 2019 — Mesa Community College receives a 2019 ALL IN Challenge silver seal for achieving a 30 to 39 percent student voter engagement rate during the 2018 midterm election. The national recognition was bestowed during a ceremony on Nov. 12 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. “Our faculty, staff, administrators and students are committed to working together to reduce...

Asmita Kane, Ph.D. uses undergraduate research as an alternative approach to learning general chemistry

Published Monday, November 18, 2019

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 18, 2019 — Asmita Kane, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry at Mesa Community College, recently highlighted her work with students in an article, Research as an alternative path through General Chemistry, on the website for the Division of Chemistry for the Council on Undergraduate Research. Dr. Kane, who has mentored students for the past 11 years, explains how she has used...

Aspen Institute Names Mesa Community College a Top 150 U.S. Community College

Published Friday, November 15, 2019

MESA, Arizona -- Nov. 15, 2019 — The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named Mesa Community College as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges. Based on strong and improving in student outcomes—including in...

Audriana Mitchell crowned Miss Indian Arizona 2019-20

Published Monday, November 4, 2019

MESA, Arizona — Nov. 4, 2019 — The Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program named Mesa Community College student Audriana Mitchell the 2019-20 Miss Indian Arizona. Mitchell, a Navajo member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and current MCC student studying communications and organizational management, competed against five contestants and will represent all 22 Arizona tribal nations at events...

Students take home top awards in national literary competition 

Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019

MESA, Ariz. – Oct. 30, 2019 – Mesa Community College students Valerie Neal and Alex Dodt, earn two of the top four awards at a national literary competition sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate innovation in the community college environment. The competition included 51 literary works from students at...

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