This page will be updated periodically for students to receive information from the American Indian Institute regarding anything from college news, club information, or anything else we feel is relevant to students.  Please check back often.

Miss Native MCC - Nov. 1st, 2014

Come out and support the inaugural Miss Native MCC pageant sponsored by the Intertribal Student Organization (ISO) on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.  It will take place in the White Event Tent on the Southern/Dobson campus starting at 4:00 pm.

Contestants are:

Breana Allen - Hopi/Navajo

Shantel Roanhorse - Navajo

Erin Lee - Navajo

Deriann Yazzie - Navajo

Workshop - Don't Lose Your Financial Aid

The Early Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Program would like to welcome all MCC students to attend an informative workshop about maintaining financial aid (Pell Grant, Loans, Federal Work Study). Students will learn:

  • How to avoid losing their financial aid,
  • What the appeal process is when they lose financial aid, and
  • Available resources and options

For more information please visit our website

Watch our SAP video


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Astronomy Nights at the Planetarium

MCC's Astronomy department would like to invite you all to participate in their Astronomy nights which take place at the Planetarium on the Southern/Dobson campus on the first Friday of every month.

Shows start at 6:00 pm and repeat every 30 or 60 minutes with the last show ending at 10:00 pm.  Visit their website for more information:  Astronomy Nights at MCC

See the schedule below:

  • October 3, 2014 - The Sky of October

  • November 7, 2014 - Rosetta's Mission to a Comet

  • December 5, 2014 - Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd

Spring 2015 Registration

Although school just started a few weeks ago it's not too early to start getting ready for the Spring 2015 semester.  

Pre-registration for Spring classes begins September 29th for continuing students.  If you need advisement make an appointment soon by coming by our office or calling:  480-461-7931.  

Those students that need Biology courses such as BIO 181, 182, 201, and 202, remember those BIO classes fill early. 

Regular registration for all students begin October 6th.  

Miss Native MCC - Nov. 1st, 2014

Applications for ISO's first Miss Native MCC pageant are currently available at the American Indian Institute.  Come in and ask the front desk for that information.  

Applicant criteria:

  1. Currently enrolled as a full-time student at Mesa Community College.
  2. Female students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 college credits at time of application.
  3. Must be American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native or provide proof of tribal affiliation.
  4. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.   
We are located in building AD42 Room 25 and can be reached at:  480-461-7931

Completed applications need to be turned in no later than 5:00 pm on Sept. 30, 2014.  Anyone interested in helping out with the pageant or requesting more information can contact our newest program advisor, Talia White:  


Spring 2015 deadline for Graduation Application is March 1st, 2015.

If you are planning on or anticipating graduation from an associate's or certificate degree program please be aware that there is a deadline to apply for graduation.  Applications are due by March 1, 2015 so don't procrastinate and schedule an appointment with Sam or Loretta as soon as possible to get started. Congratulations future graduates!  CLICK HERE for a link to the steps necessary for graduation.  

CLICK HERE for a link to the packet you will need to complete and submit along with a signed and verified check sheet of the program that you're completing which must be filled out by your advisor.  Contact the American Indian Institute in bldg. AD 42 Room 25 if you need assistance:  480-461-7931

Math Tutoring

Through the American Indian Institute (AII) a math tutor is provided to all students taking courses ranging from MAT082 (Basic Arithmetic) to MAT220 (Calculus 1).  Vicky Stewart is our talented and caring tutor who serves our students Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Contact the AII if you need more information:  480-461-7931

American Indian Student Convocation

Every spring the American Indian Student Convocation is held at one of the Maricopa community colleges.   The last one took place at Paradise Valley Community College.  All  students who have completed or will complete degree/certificate programs in the Summer, Fall, or Spring terms are encouraged to attend.  Continue to look here for updated information regarding this event.

Study Abroad

Any student interested in participating in Study Abroad should contact their office and complete an application.  For information regarding deadlines, applications, fees, locations, funding, etc., please CLICK HERE to learn more on their website.

Late Start Classes

Did you miss the first week of classes? Don't worry, there are several late-starting classes offered during the semester in 8, 10, or 14 week class options.  Look at the course schedule to see if any late-start classes work for you!