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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.

KCPDC class: ‘Achieving a Life of Balance’ Oct. 18

The Kansas City Professional Development Council will present a session on “Achieving a Life of Balance,” 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at MCC-Blue River, Education Center 110. To sign up, email professional.development@mcckc.edu. There is no cost for MCC employees to attend, but seating is limited. The session will be presented by Dr. Thomas Vansaghi, assistant …

Remembrance: Robert Lowe, former director of computer services

It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Robert Lowe.  Robert began working for MCC-Penn Valley as a data processing instructor in 1971.  In 1982, he became director of computer services for the district, the position he held until retiring from MCC in 1999. Robert was a valued member of MCC.  …

MCC print shop has a new website for orders

MCC’s print shop is moving to a new website for orders over the next few weeks. Jim Siercks, manager of printing services, encourages employees who use the print shop to register now. The new site is already up and accepting orders. Here’s the link to the new website: http://printingservices.mcckc.edu Siercks says the new site will …

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 …