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ASMCC Student Government

Program Description: The Associated Students of Mesa Community College (ASMCC) Student Government comprises an Executive Board, Student Senate, and Student Court.
Type of Service/s Provided: ASMCC is tasked with advocating for MCC student needs before college administration, the district and governing board, and other relevant government bodies. ASMCC also oversees over forty student clubs and special interest groups.
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Meal tickets, food items, bus passes, scholarships
Location: Student Life and Leadership, KSC 35S
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Phone: (480) 461-7291, (480) 461-7278
Email: david.perry@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: David Perry
URL: mesacc.edu/asmcc

Career Services

Program Description: Career Services for students and community members to assist with selecting a career path, job searching, résumé writing, interviewing skills, and internship research.
Type of Service/s Provided: Career Advising
Financial Support or Resources Provided: N/A
Location: Student Success Center, Building 36 N
                     Red Mountain: Mesquite Building
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm,
Fri: 10am-5pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-164-7592
Email: career@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Kriss Bliss
URL: www.mesacc.edu/career

Center for Community & Civic Engagement

Program Description: Promote and encourage service opportunities.
Type of Service/s Provided: Provides various scholarship opportunities
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Service related scholarship opportunities
Location: Center for Community & Civic Engagement, Building KSC 35 N, Lower Level
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm
(Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7393
Email: servicelearning@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Vickie Gallegos
URL: Center for Community & Civic Engagement

Children's Center

Program Description: The MCC Children's Center is a high quality, nationally accredited early childhood program that provides child care for our students. The program serves all students of the college, but children need to be three years-old and toilet trained to attend. We offer scholarships via Quality First, a statewide program, and discounted tuition through DES.
Type of Service/s Provided: Workshops, child care
Department that Houses: Children's Center
Financial Support or Resources Provided: We offer child care tuition scholarships and limited MCC tuition scholarships to student parents.
Location: Building 26
Hours of Operation: M-R 7:30a-5:00p, F 7:30a-3:00p
Phone: 461-7082
Email: http://kristina.bliss@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact:  Rita Covert
URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/students/childrens-center

Connect 4 Success

Program Description: Connect 4 Success is a mentoring program designed to match students one-to-one with staff or faculty for extra support throughout the year. Fostering relationships across the campus on different levels helps create a sense of community and connectedness all around. Everyone benefits.
Type of Service/s Provided:Mentoring, Mentees are matched with a mentor who provides one-on-one support.
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Scholarships (must meet requirements)
Location: Student Success Center, Building 36 N
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
Phone: 480-461-70226
Email: julianne.sperrazza@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Julianne Sperrazza
URL: www.mesacc.edu/students/connect-4-success-mentoring

Counseling Department

Program Description:Provide personal, academic, career, crisis and other counseling services to students.
Type of Service/s Provided: Mentoring, Workshops, Counseling Services
Financial Support or Resources Provided: N/A
Location: Counseling Department, Building 37 N
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8:00am-7pm,
Fri: 8am-4pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7588
Email: hcadams@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Dr. H.C. Adams, Chairperson
URL: www.mesacc.edu/departments/counseling

Developmental Education

Program Description: Provides support for first-generation students and academically at-risk students to complete their developmental education sequence(s) and college-level coursework.
Type of Service/s Provided: Test Preparation Services: Math, Reading and Writing skill enhancement boot camps;Specialized Courses: Accelerated Learning Program, Co-requisite, Learning Communities;Academic Foundations Course List; Provides Student Success Strategy Instruction. PresentationTopics include: Time Management, Developing a Positive Mindset, Identifying Your Learning Style, Overcoming Procrastination, Test Anxiety & Test Taking Strategies,Improving Your Memory, Developing A Peer Study Group, Managing Stress, Acing Your Finals, Choosing A Major, & University Transfer Planning.
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Literacy Scholars - for Developmental Reading students
Department that Houses: Academic Affairs 
Location:
Library LB171
Hours of Operation: M-F; 8am-5pm. (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7698
Email: melissa.carpenter@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Melissa Carpenter
URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success

Disability Resources and Services

Program Description: Offer comprehensive services for students with disabilities.
Type of Service/s Provided: Provide equal access to students in their educational and campus experience through academic accommodations. Help with development of personal advocacy skills.
Financial Support or Resources Provided: N/A
Location: Building 37 N
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm,
Fri: 10am-5pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7447
Email: Thomas.kusek@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Thomas Kusek
URL: www.mesacc.edu/disability-services

Fast Tracking the Dream – Individual Development Account (IDA)

Program Description: Fast Tracking the Dream program is a community partnership that seeks to minimize or remove the financial barrier for obtaining a college education. The focus of the program is improving access to a college education for low to moderate income individuals, and to enhance the financial literacy of participants in the program.
Type of Service/s Provided: Financial literacy education
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Earned income that is deposited into a special savings account with an approved financial institution is tripled to pay for tuition, books, fees and course required materials at Mesa Community College.
Location: Center for Community & Civic Engagement, Building KSC 35 N, Lower Level
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm,
Fri: 8am-5pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7393
Email: servicelearning@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Vickie Gallegos
URL: www.mesacc.edu/community-civic-engagement/awards-scholarships/fast-tracking-dream-college-completion

Financial Aid

Program Description: To help students attend and graduate from MCC by helping to remove financial barriers.
Type of Service/s Provided: Workshops, Financial scholarships, Other financial resources
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Scholarship and other federal financial aid
Department that Houses: Enrollment Services
Location: Enrollment Center, BLDG 39
Hours of Operation: M-Th 8-6, Fri 8-5
Phone: 480-461-7433
Email: melissa.tkachyk@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Melissa Tkachyk
URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/financial-aid

Help Center and Technical Support

Program Description: Provides technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students
Type of Service/s Provided: Technical Support
Financial Support or Resources Provided: None
Department that Houses: CTS - College Technology Services
Location: AS121
Hours of Operation: M-Th 7:00am - 7:00pm, Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm. Available 24x7 via phone
Phone: 480-461-7217
Email: helpcenter@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Ken Kuhns
URL: https://mesacc.edu/helpcenter

International Education

Program Description: Serve international students with F-1 visas and students that participate in study abroad
Type of Service/s Provided: Academic Advising, Transfer Advising and Workshops
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Scholarship opportunities for Study Abroad programs
Location: Student Success Center, Building 36 N
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm,
Fri: 8am-5pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7756
Email: ie@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Annique Nestmann
URL: www.mesacc.edu/international-education

Learning Enhancement Center (LEC)

Program Description: Provide academic support for core academic courses (Math, Reading, English, and Science).
Type of Service/s Provided: Tutoring in person & online, Smarthinking, workshops and Instructional software. Appointment-based and drop-in centers available for tutoring. Test Study Sessions available to help students prepare for exams, and test review service whereby students can review their exam results with a tutor.
Financial Support or Resources Provided: 10 locations across two campuses, most locations provide computer access through labs.
Location: On the first floor of the Library, Building LB 11
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 9am-7pm,
Fri: 9am-1pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7866
Email: ben.catlin@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Ben Catlin
URL: www.mesacc.edu/students/tutoring

Library

Program Description: The Mesa Community College Libraries are committed to a user-centered philosophy of service. Our purpose is to provide services, resources, and information that support college curriculum, students, faculty, staff, and community users.
Type of Service/s Provided: Mesa Community College Libraries are glad to help you with finding materials, accessing and using software, printing and copying materials, and reserving inter-library loans. In addition to in-library services, a librarian is available 24/7 by online chat to help you.
Financial Support or Resources Provided: None
Location: LB11
Hours of Operation: Fall & Spring Semester Hours Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Summer Hours Vary
Phone: Circulation: 480-461-7680 Reference: 480-461-7682
Email:brittney.hatch@mesacc.edu
Primary Contacts: Brittney Hatch
URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/library

Multicultural & English as a Second Language Services

Program Description: Multicultural Affairs and Student Success provides opportunities to access Higher Education and address and meet the needs of ethnic minority under-represented students. In addition, we educate and promote diversity awareness to enrich the lives of students, staff, faculty and the community.
Type of Service/s Provided: Provide support services for prospective and continuing students in the process of college, personal & career success through academic advisement, career planning, transfer readiness, programming and events.
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Assist students with completion of FAFSA and provide scholarship resources when available.
Location: Student Success Center, Building 36 N
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm,
Fri: 8am-5pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7288
Email: Multicultural@mesacc.edu
Primary Contacts: Melissa Turnbull
URL: www.mesacc.edu/students/multicultural

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Program Description: Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society for community colleges. It recognizes & encourages academic excellence.
Type of Service/s Provided: Provides stimulating academic environment for students to develop as servant leaders and scholars.
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Leadership development and training and scholarship opportunities for PTK members
Location: Center for Community & Civic Engagement, Building KSC 35 N, Lower Level
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm,
Fri: 8am-5pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7393
Email: duane.oakes@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Duane Oakes
URL: www.mesacc.edu/community-civic-engagement/phi-theta-kappa

Student-Athletes 4 Success

Program Description: Fundraise to purchase books made available for student-athletes to borrow throughout the semester.
Type of Service/s Provided: Provide Academic Advising, Career Advising, Transfer Advising, Personal Counseling, Mentoring, Tutoring and Workshops
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Books to borrow, Athletic Scholarships
Location: Athletics, Building PC 56
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm,
Fri: 10am-5pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7517
Email: Sherman.forbes@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Sherman Forbes
URL: athletics.mesacc.edu/content/student-success-program

Student Life and Leadership

Program Description: The Student Life and Leadership department provides assistance to all students of MCC. We operate the Mesa Market, an on-campus food pantry and provide food vouchers to students in need. We also offer discounted bus passes - for the semester and month-by-month. In addition to food and transportation, we provide information on housing and other off-campus/community resources that may be helpful to students. The department is also the home for Student Government and all the Student Clubs. We offer opportunities for students to get connected and stay engaged with the college through leadership development in these capacities.
Type of Service/s Provided: Workshops, Campus tours, food, transportation, leadership
Financial Support or Resources Provided: We offer discounted bus passes, provide food via the Market and cafeteria vouchers, limited leadership scholarships
Department that Houses: Student Life and Leadership
Location: KSC 102
Hours of Operation: M-R 8:00a-6:00p, F 8:00a-5:00p
Phone: 480-461-7285
Email: http://kristina.bliss@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact:  Beth Ann Wright, Erick Tanchez, Erica Horizon (Red Mountain)
URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/student-life

Student Success Programs

Program Description: Student Success Programs provides opportunities to access higher education and support for academic success to under-represented and culturally diverse populations. In addition, we create educational opportunities that promote diversity awareness to enrich the lives of students, staff, faculty and the community. Staff members are committed to providing support services for all prospective and continuing students in the process of college, who seek personal and career success.
Type of Service/s Provided: Academic Advising, Transfer Advising, Educational planning, registration and financial assistance, cultural programming, student forums, Women Rising, Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.)
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Assist with completion of FAFSA; Assist with referring to scholarships
Location:Building 36N
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm,
Fri: 10am-5pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7288
Email: melissa.kay.turnbull@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Melissa Turnbull
URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/students/student-success-programs/multicultural

Testing Services 

Program Description: Our goal is to provide high quality testing services in secure, clean, accessible and adaptable environments that foster success, accomplishment and achievement. Our technology is ‘state of the art’ and our commitment to service excellence, diversity and inclusiveness is demonstrated through the ongoing commitment of all our employees. We always consider the needs of the students and customers to be our top priority.
Type of Service/s Provided: Testing for course placement, ESL (English as Second Language), faculty make-up exams, on-line support, GED/HSE, CLEP for college credit, HESI A2 Nursing entrance exam, certification exams and accommodated testing for students with documented disabilities. Test Preparation Services-Students can prepare for the Accuplacer placement test by attending a face-to-face and/or online boot camp.
Financial Support or Resources Provided: Small scholarship for the 'GED to MCC' program.
Location: BLDG 38 at Southern & Dobson; Mesquite Building 5 at Red Mountain Campus
Hours of Operation: Please view web site for hours of operations. Some services are walk-in and some services are by appointment or scheduled times only.
Phone: 480-461-7480 at Southern and Dobson campus; 480-654-7811 at Red Mountain Campus.  
Email: testing@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Kimberly Reely
URL: http://www.mesacc.edu/testing

TRiO Student Support Service

Program Description: TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) at MCC is a federally funded college persistence and retention program for first-generation, low-income college students and college students with disabilities.  There is an application process to become a participant in TRiO SSS at MCC. The main eligibility requirements to be accepted are that students are: 1) a first-generation college student (this means mom and dad do not have a bachelor’s degree) or 2) come from a low-income background (you will need to provide recent income information) or 3) have a documented disability (verified by registration with the Disability Resources Center at MCC).
Type of Service/s Provided: Academic Advising, Career Advising, Transfer Advising, Personal Counseling, Mentoring, Tutoring, Workshops
Financial Support or Resources Provided: N/A
Location: Office of Retention and Support, 36N; Room 731 and 732, Student Success Center
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thur: 8am to 7pm; Fri: 8am to 5pm
Phone: 480-461-7553 or 480-461-7509
Email: l.perez@mesacc.edu or carlos.ortiz@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Lydia Perez
URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/students/trio

Veteran Services

Program Description: The Veterans Services office at Mesa Community College is proud to serve Veterans and their dependents. We provide comprehensive "one-stop" services to veterans seeking academic support, and provide individualized enrollment and referral services to assist veterans and dependents in successfully meeting their educational and career goals. *Mesa Community College's Veteran Services Office has been approved to certify eligible veterans and their dependents for educational benefits.
Type of Service/s Provided: Academic Advising, Transfer Advising, Mentoring, Other financial resources, Study Hall/Computer Lounge
Financial Support or Resources Provided: N/A
Department that Houses: Educational Specialized Svcs
Location: Building KSC 35 N, Lower Level, North Side
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm, Fri: 8am-5pm; Summer hours: Mon-Thu: 8am-6pm
Phone: 480-461-7425
Email: veterans@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Trinity Ann Blackwell
URL: https://www.mesacc.edu/veteran-services

Writing Center

Program Description: Provide academic support for written and oral communication for any class.
Type of Service/s Provided: Tutoring, Workshops
Financial Support or Resources Provided: N/A
Location: On the first floor of the Library, Building LB 11
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thu: 8:30am-7pm,
Fri: 8am-3pm (Summer hours vary)
Phone: 480-461-7513
Email: Tim.florschuetz@mesacc.edu
Primary Contact: Tim Florschuetz
URL: www.mesacc.edu/departments/english/writing-center