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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.

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 …

Remembrance: Jill Ladas, retired MCC employee

Jill spent the first part of her 27 years as an MCC employee on the MCC-Blue River campus, where she was a part-time academic advisor and part-time public information coordinator. She eventually moved to the MCC-Longview campus as the community outreach manager. Jill helped create Longview’s Flights of Fancy mega-kite festival that’s held each spring. …

New MCC-branded shirts, hoodies available

If you’ve been looking for apparel with just the Metropolitan Community College name and not a specific campus, you’re in luck. The five Campus Stores now offer MCC-branded T-shirts, polo shirts and hoodies both in store and online (mcckcshop.com). Colors may vary from location to location. The MCC-Penn Valley store (816.604.4189) on the first floor …

Strategic Plan theme discussions start Sept. 29; no travel required

Meetings to gather employee input on the six themes of MCC’s Strategic Plan start Sept. 29 and continue through Oct. 17. Want to take part in a discussion but don’t want to make the drive to another campus? No problem. When the session is taking place, each of the other campuses (and the Administrative Center) …