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MCC hosts drive-through graduation celebration

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  • Dawn Zimmer   |   Mesa Community College

Mcc Graduation

Mesa Community College hosts a drive-through graduation celebration to honor its 2,645 2019-2020 graduates. The celebration, postponed from May 2020 due to pandemic restrictions, will honor more than 100 recent alumni as they pass through a reception line at the college’s Southern and Dobson Campus (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa).

“We are saddened that we were not able to give all our May 2020 graduates the in-person ceremony they deserve,” MCC Interim President Dr. Lori Berquam said. “We are glad, however, that we were able to honor their hard work in a safe format today in this very joyful drive-through celebration.”

The largest number of associate’s degrees bestowed this year are in Networking System Administration, Business, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Caterpillar Technology Training and Computer Information Systems.

The top certificates of completion are from the Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter Operations, Police Science, Nursing Assisting, Welding and Real Estate programs.

Graduates and their friends and family are encouraged to share their achievements and future goals on social media using #mesacc2020grad.

2019-20 MCC Graduation Statistics

Number of individuals earning a degree or industry certificate, for the summer, fall and spring semesters: 2,645.

AAS — Associate in Applied Science degrees: 580

AA — Associate in Arts degree: 1,074

AAEE — Associate in Arts, Elementary Education degree: 45

AA, FA – Dance — Associate in Arts, Fine Arts – Dance degree: 1

AA, FA- Arts — Associate in Arts, Fine Arts – Arts degree: 14

AA, FA – Theatre — Associate in Arts, Fine Arts – Theatre degree: 6

AB-GR — Associate in Business – General Requirements degrees: 174

AB-SR– Associate in Business-Special Requirements degrees: 23

AGEC- Arizona General Education Curriculum – Arts certificates: 1,153

AGEC- Arizona General Education Curriculum – Business certificates: 196

AGEC- Arizona General Education Curriculum – Science certificates: 212

AGS – Associate in General Studies degree: 140

AS- Associate in Science degree: 216

CCL- Certificate of Completion: 820

AC – Academic Certificates: 22

AAS – Nursing – 199

AAS – Emergency Response and Operations – 28

Each Mesa Community College student has a unique story to tell about the journey to graduation day. A few stories from the college’s diverse student body are shared online ( to help inspire others to pursue or persist in obtaining a college education.