Press Releases

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...

MCC student Greg Howard invited to NASA workshop

Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MCC student Greg Howard MESA, Arizona – October 27, 2015 – Mesa Community College student Greg Howard has been invited to the National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) onsite workshop at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Oct. 25-28. At the workshop, students compete in an engineering design challenge on teams with other high-achieving community college students from throughout...

Students’ Artwork Chosen for Public Arts Project

Published Friday, October 16, 2015

MESA, Arizona—Oct. 19, 2015—Four Mesa Community College students will have their artwork installed in the Tempe Town Lake area as part of a collaborative art initiative by the public arts programs from Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler and Surprise. Out of eight students selected, four were MCC students—Jephyr Curtis (Mesa), David Higley (Apache Junction), Ashley Bennardo and Lisa Bernal Brethour (...

Desert Echoes Flute Project Performs Spooky Songs for Halloween Concert

Published Thursday, October 15, 2015

Selections from Harry Potter will be performed, as part of an educational presentation about the the history of the flute. Photo: Christina Steffen and Zane Ioli as Harry Potter. MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 15, 2015 -- The Desert Echoes Flute Project present their “The Flute Witch Project” Halloween Concert at the Mesa Community College (MCC) Performing Arts Center on October 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm.  The...

MCC Educating and Taking Action to Combat Hunger

Published Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hunger awareness activities at both campuses MCC students transplanting plants. MESA, Arizona -- Oct. 8, 2015 – Mesa Community College invites community members to learn about hunger and contribute to its abolishment during the weeks surrounding its Empty Bowls art charity events, Oct. 19-23 at Southern and Dobson (1833 W. Southern Ave.), and Nov. 2-6 at Red Mountain (7110 E. McKellips Rd.). “...

MCC Student Athletes Set New Record During Service Project

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MESA, Arizona—Oct. 7, 2015—Eleven Mesa Community College (MCC) athletics teams recently took time out of their busy schedules to participate in a service project at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), a non-profit organization based in Mesa which sends volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries worldwide. The students packed a total of 275 food boxes in two hours, breaking the previous...

Third Annual Earth Science Day at Mesa Community College

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Free planetarium show and hands-on activities PHOENIX, Ariz. – October 7, 2015 -- The Earth Science Museum (ESM) and Mesa Community College (MCC) Physical Science Department invites the public to a free Earth Science Day at MCC on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus (1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ).  This family-oriented event represents a...

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