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Tim Engle works in MCC's Communications and Public Relations office. Have a story idea? Call him at 816.604.1338 or email Tim.Engle@mcckc.edu.

Ten MCC employees complete KC Professional Development Council tracks

Ten MCC employees have been recognized for completing programs offered by the Kansas City Professional Development Council, a consortium of seven Kansas City-area higher education institutions that provides training opportunities for faculty and staff. The honorees completed either the KCPDC’s Supervisory Development Track (seven core classes and an elective) or the Faculty Development Track (five …

Remembrance: Janet Cline, former MCC-Longview dean of students

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Janet Cline, former MCC-Longview dean of student development. Janet began working for MCC–Penn Valley in 1982 in the student financial aid area. In 1995, she moved to MCC-Longview as the dean of student development and support services, where she served until retiring …

Remembrance: John Modlin, former MCC trustee

John Sherwood Modlin, 92, a former member of the Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees, died June 10 in Columbia. A memorial service was held June 15 in Independence. Mr. Modlin was an MCC trustee between 1988 and 1993. He served as the board’s vice president, 1990-92, and president, 1992-93. Our condolences to his wife, …

Join Team MCC for the Green Commute Challenge

Join fellow MCC employees and students this summer in the Green Commute Challenge! Save some $$$ and help save the environment — plus, you might win prizes like $10 Amazon gift cards, Alamo Draft House Cinema tickets and even Fitbits. Here’s how to get involved: Sign up by going to ridesharekc.org/Public/Home.aspx; click the Register button. …

Remembrance: Carder Manning, retired Penn Valley music instructor

It is with sadness that we inform you of the death May 30, 2017, of Carder Manning. Mr. Manning was a vocal music faculty member and chair at MCC-Penn Valley from 1969-1995, then continued teaching part time until 2005. Prior to coming to MCC, he taught music at William Chrisman High School in Independence and …

Update on Charles Gosselin

Recovering MCC-Penn Valley has requested that we provide you with an update regarding Charles Gosselin, retired MCC-Penn Valley faculty and current adjunct. Charles, who sustained serious injuries in a small-plane crash in January, is continuing to recover.  His family says he is open to calls, visits and well wishes.  If you would like to get in …

Follow state legislative developments with MCCA’s Advocacy Brief

Interested in knowing what Missouri’s elected officials are discussing in Jefferson City? The Missouri Community College Association sends out an “Advocacy Brief” each Friday by email. Here’s the Feb. 17 Advocacy Brief, in case you haven’t seen it. One article discusses how to tell “the community college story” to legislators as they work on next …

Serious injury: MCC adjunct Charles Gosselin

MCC- Penn Valley has requested that we provide you with an update regarding Charles Gosselin. Charles is continuing to recover.  His family says he is open to calls, visits and well wishes.  If you would like to get in contact with Charles, please contact: Nancy.Harrington@MCCKC.EDU– -Nancy Harrington, Chair/Science, Math & Engineering Division/MCC-Penn Valley. We also …

Remembrance: Robin Retzer, retired AC administrator

Robin began working for MCC-Maple Woods as a student worker in 1969 and eventually became a valued member of the auxiliary and financial services divisions for the College. She retired in 2002. After her retirement Robin continued to assist the district, in particular at the MCC-Blue River campus, where she was greatly valued for her …