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ANNOUNCEMENT: MCC-Penn Valley student services offices closed Fri., Aug. 10

All MCC-Penn Valley Student Services offices will be closed all day on Fri., Aug. 10. The following offices will be closed: Advising and Counseling Business Office Financial Aid Student Records Student Success Center Disability Support Services International Student Services Project Success Student Employment Services Testing Center Offices will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Mon., Aug. 13 …

MCC-Penn Valley’s Melanie Bowman wins breast cancer awareness volunteer award

Melanie Bowman, Student Employment Services Coordinator at MCC- Penn Valley was recently selected as Kansas City’s 2012 Quilted Northern Soft & Strong® Champion for the Kansas City race coming up this Sun., Aug.12.  Susan G. Komen for the Cure® affiiliates across the country are asked to select a volunteer for the Quilted Northern award and this year, …

Pat Winberg appointed Interim Director of Associates Degree Nursing Program

Pat Winberg, RN, was recently appointed interim director of MCC-Penn Valley’s Associate Degree Nursing Program housed at the Health Science Institute.  In her new position, Pat will oversee admissions, classes, and instructors in the program.  Pat has been with MCC-Penn Valley since 1993 and looks forward to this new challenge. Congratulations, Pat! 

Francis Institute Awarded $120,000 to Take Child Care Business Training Online

  The Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development located at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus was recently awarded $120,000 to add an online component to the Institute’s child care provider training programs. The financial contributions, which came from multiple sources, will support the development of an online version of the Developing Your Family Child …

Interrupters Documentary Showing at MCC-Penn Valley

You are all invited! Please mark your calendars to attend the showing of The Interrupters, a film about ending violence in Chicago neighborhoods. This showing is brought to you by the Criminal Justice Association of MCC-Penn Valley. Please contact Donna Wallace, Social Sciences Division assistant, if you have further questions. There is NO COST to …

MCC In the News: MCC-Penn Valley Art faculty member highlighted in KC Star

Art Faculty Member Anthony High was featured along with other artists in a recent article in The Kansas City Star for the new location of a local art gallery.  See the article below, and help us to congratulate Mr. High on his recognition! EthnicArt gallery, formerly at 18th and Vine, has a new home on …

Leading Medical Simulation Org. Hosts Conference at MCC

Medical experts from the world’s largest medical simulation community recently trained healthcare instructors at conference that was held at MCC. The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute played host to the Central Region Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conference in mid-June. “The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute is a model healthcare simulation program in the United …

Grandparents University Introduced Kids, Grandparents to Healthcare Careers at HSI

Grandparents are known for baking cookies with their grandkids. But what about helping these youngsters to map out their future career paths as well? Grandparents University teaches grandparents and their grandchildren about hospitals, the medical field, nursing, and careers in health care. This interactive event was recently held at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute, …

MCC-Penn Valley Hosts Civil Rights Pilgrimage Through American South

Students and faculty from Metropolitan Community College’s Penn Valley campus participated in a civil rights trip in April.  Participants described the pilgrimage as a “spiritual journey” and a “life-changing experience.”  The four-day trip covered five cities in four states including the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN; Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church, …