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New Frontiers Coronavirus message

Dear New Frontier members:

New Frontier Members, since the middle of March our world has turned upside down. We are experiencing an entirely new kind of challenge in life. How can we stay healthy and safe? We have been bombarded with COVID-19 updates which change daily. A quick tip - limit your viewing of virus updates to no more than 30 minutes twice a day.

New Frontiers acted on canceling spring classes early in this pandemic. Unfortunately, it has continued to spread throughout our Country. We cannot predict what the future will hold, but we can plan for a positive outcome and in some ways ultimately it may make us more aware of the blessings we have in this country and how "acts of kindness" can be our new manta.

Recently Lori M. Berquam, Ph.D., Interim MCC President, issued the following statement.

"I sincerely hope you are staying well and are following social distancing practices. Mesa Community College and the Maricopa County Community College District are taking a wide range of actions to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Because we cannot predict when current health restrictions for our communities can safely be eased, we are transitioning all Summer 2020 courses to be in online/alternative delivery formats only."

Therefore, New Frontiers will not have summer classes in the traditional way, i.e., students in classrooms. Our Council members and technically proficient members are working to develop some online classes that we hope will be offered over the next few months. In addition, we are open to innovative approaches to classes. At this point we plan to have a full array of classes in the fall both in classrooms and online. We ask for your patience as we navigate through all these changes.

Thank you for your continued support.

Thank you for understanding,

Dan Taylor, President
New Frontiers
April 16, 2020

Welcome to New Frontiers!

Welcome to New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning! We hope you enjoy every moment you spend with us, whether it be attending classes or participating in a social group or attending a function like our annual picnic. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Since this is a totally volunteer organization, we also ask you to think about assisting with the planning, presenting, organizing at some point in the future when you are comfortable doing so. When each of us does a little, we can accomplish a lot!

Office of Community Partnerships

  • New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning is a peer-led membership organization
  • New Frontiers is a program of Mesa Community College's Office of Community Partnerships
  • There are about 500 New Frontiers members
  • New Frontiers offers over a hundred Non-Credit classes each semester at Mesa Community College campuses of Southern & Dobson and Red Mountain along with other East Valley locations
  • New Frontiers provides numerous volunteer hours for Mesa Community College as well as in the community

Among the many benefits of being part of our organization are:

  • Classes offered year-round during three semesters
  • Social activities, including our holiday party and annual picnic
  • Volunteer opportunities with New Frontiers organization and Mesa Community College
  • Discounts to local museums
  • Discovering new, lifelong friendships!
  • Free Microsoft Office 365 for Students

New members are always welcomed!

Welcoming message from Dan Taylor,
President of New Frontiers

Thank you for clicking on this website. One way we measure the pulse of our members is through surveys. The most recent one had 50% of our membership responding with the following information:

  • 50% of our members learned about New Frontiers from friends
  • 93% consider it relevant to them
  • 95% feel that it meets their needs
  • In terms of classes many of our members want more technology-based classes, i.e., cell phones, computer software and photo organizing

In order to continue to be successful we have developed a direction for the future:

  1. Increase methods of communication among the membership, Council and MCC to enhance the role of lifelong learning in the East Valley.
  2. Continue to expand the range of classes through innovation, technology and vision.
  3. Focus on making New Frontiers the ultimate volunteer experience.
  4. Enhance the New Frontiers Council structure and experience to foster leadership and sustain the vision.
  5. Expand the relationship and connection with Mesa Community College.

Come Join Us!

Joining New Frontiers is one of the best decisions you can make for your life-long learning and social well-being as well as for meeting new friends and having fun!

You may become a member anytime, although we especially recommend joining in September or January so that you can enjoy an entire semester of classes and social events. You may sign up online, call the Mesa Community College Continuing and Community Education Center at (480) 461-7497(480) 461-7497, or become a member in person at our Open House events held at the beginning of each semester.

A New Members Coffee is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters, providing newcomers with an overview of New Frontiers and an opportunity to meet other members. Check our Calendar for dates and times.

An annual 2020/2021 membership (includes the fall, spring and summer semesters) costs $60.00 starting on September 1st and ending on August 31st.

A Spring-Summer 2021 semester membership costs $40.00 starting on January 1st and ending on August 31st.

Have Questions? Please see our FAQs page!

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