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Health & Safety: Learn Safe in Fall 2020 with Maricopa Community Colleges
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MCC Dobson serves as COVID-19 drive-thru testing site.
ASU serves as COVID-19 drive-thru testing site.

Alternative Solution for Enrolling and Paying for New Frontiers

The Spring/Summer enrollment fee for the 2021 school year has been reduced to $40!

Those having problems attempting to enroll (pay your New Frontiers fees), whether it be the SIS system, the Ad-Blocker, or calling the cashier to pay, here is a solution.

Fill out and submit this Google FORM. Neva and Michelle will enroll you into the SIS system (for New Frontiers). You will receive a follow up call from the MCC cashier for credit card payment.

Additional information is on the form.

We Care Wednesdays is a FREE food distribution at Southern/Dobson and Red Mountain

We Care Wednesday is a food distribution that takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at the Southern/Dobson campus, and the third Wednesday of every month at the Red Mountain campus. The food distributions take place from 10 am-12 pm, and are open to all students and families in need of food assistance: 

Drive-thru service. A volunteer will place food in your trunk or vehicle. (Walk-up service is available for those without vehicles.) 

Masks are required. If you are feeling any cold or flu symptoms, please stay home and seek medical treatment. 

Southern Dobson Campus: Located in the Southwest parking lot. Please enter from Dobson Road onto Solar Way at the Southern and Dobson campus. 

Red Mountain Campus: Located in the Red Mountain Way Circle. Please enter from McKellips Rd and proceed straight through the stop sign. Distribution takes place in the former Bus Stop circle near the library. 

Southern Dobson Dates: Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5 

Red Mountain Dates: Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19* (tentative) 

MCC at Red Mountain campus is working with United Food Bank to distribute food at their campus to students, faculty and community starting on September 4th. See the date and time schedule here

Volunteers will be needed on both campuses for We Care Wednesdays. Members need to call Michelle Chambers at 480-461-6266 or email michelle.chambers@mesacc.edu to sign up. She will need your basic information, as well as the dates you want to volunteer. Masks must be worn on campus at all times. Volunteers should arrive at 9:45am.

Complete this New Frontiers Volunteer Interest Form and send to Michelle Chambers with your information and she will contact you when help is needed for these volunteer opportunities.  

Please track how many hours you volunteer for this event, including your travel time. Each member can report their total hours in the spring upon receiving our request for all member volunteer hours.

Posted by Mary Adamick
Volunteer Committee

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Mesa Community College has many music and theater opportunities for you to enjoy while volunteering

Mesa Community College has many music and theater opportunities for you to enjoy while volunteering. The beautiful Performing Arts Center and updated Theater offer many concerts, musicals and plays each semester. 

Once you contact Marisa Estrada at the College and sign up to be a volunteer she will then contact you as music or theater events occur.  MCC currently uses www.signup.com to let you sign up for events. This program will give you the curtain time for the show, when seating begins and when you will need to be at the venue to volunteer.  You can then choose to volunteer for that event if you are willing and able or not.

 MCC has multiple venues that they schedule for on the Southern and Dobson campus. This includes The MCC Theatre, the EXP Blackbox Studio (in the MCC Theatre), and the MCC Performing Arts Center.  Marisa will occasionally schedule a volunteer at the Rehearsal and Performance Center at MCC Red Mountain.

There are many benefits of volunteering and Marisa hopes that you will join them.

The goal of MCC's performance venues is to provide Safety, Satisfaction and Success! 

Click here to know details about this opportunity's description.  Then contact Marisa Estrada to get on board.

MARISA ESTRADA
MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Box Office Coordinator
1833 West Southern Mesa, AZ 85202
480-461-7867/  Box Office at 480-461-7172

marisa.estrada@mesacc.edu
https://www.mesacc.edu/arts

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Connect 4 Success Mentoring

What Is Connect 4 Success?

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Mentoring

Mentoring can be peer to peer and take place anywhere.

The C4S program is updating to be in alignment with Guided Pathways and the transformation of developmental education initiative.

Connect 4 Success Mentoring is a program designed to match students one-to-one with another person to help navigate the college and campus experience.

Students can be paired with either a Peer Mentor or Faculty/Staff Mentor for extra support throughout the year (depending on availability).

Red Mountain contact:
Kristina L. Miller
Instructional Support Services Coordinator
Instructional Support Services
480-654-7734
kristina.miller@mesacc.edu

Southern & Dobson contact:
Melissa Turnbull
Student Services Supervisor
Office of Dean Retention & Support
480-461-7212
melissa.kay.turnbull@mesacc.edu

Students

Choose this link if you would like to learn about how to get a mentor.  

Students who qualify to participate in Connect 4 Success (C4S) are paired with a mentor who provides one-on-one support for managing the challenges of college.

There are no agendas or set goals; instead, you are encouraged to question, share, and explore ideas with a caring listener. You decide what you want to focus on; your Mentor is there to support you.

Mentors

Choose this link if you are a faculty or staff member with MCC and would like to become a Mentor.

As a C4S Mentor, you can make a real difference in a student's life.

Mentoring skills can be used in all relationships. Your C4S experience will help you to connect with students & colleagues across the MCC campuses.

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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!

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.

Welcoming letter from Roland Tanner, President of New Frontiers

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Dear New Frontier Friends,

In response to the current Pandemic, New Frontiers for Lifelong Learning (NFLL), in coordination with MCC requirements, will not have any on-site classes at either Dobson or Red Mountain Campuses for Fall of 2020. Your volunteer NFLL curriculum team in conjunction with some hustle from other volunteers within NFLL have put together over 50 online Video Classes hosted in Zoom or WebEx.

MCC has been kind enough to allow us use of their enterprise WebEx Meeting license for most of the presenters of the classes. We will have training for both Video Applications for folks taking the courses and for hosts (facilitators) or presenters. The training schedule for Zoom and WebEx will be forthcoming. We understand that this is a huge leap for many of you and we will make every effort to make it work so all of you can continue on your lifelong learning path.

All current NFLL members have an MEID login (which typically is the first three letters of you first name followed by numbers) and access to an MCC Gmail free account at maricopa.edu. This allows ALL of you access to Office 365 which is currently sold at $99.00 per year.

All of you also have access to student discounts on educational products and the Google Suite of software under your MCC account. This includes Google Meet (comparable to ZOOM) which is now free under your MCC student status. To the general public this Google Meet will no longer be free after September 30, 2020.

I am encouraging all of you to support NFLL in these times of uncertainty and join NFLL for this fall and next spring session. NFLL will continue to abide with MCC guidelines regarding face to face classes. I am sure we will have more exciting online classes as we become more accustomed to them.

Kind regards to all of you,
Roland Tanner
President NFLL

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!

Ready to Join?

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