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Important parking alert for MCC graduation

For those planning to attend tomorrow evening’s MCC graduation ceremony at Municipal Auditorium, please note that there are a number of other large events going on downtown at the same time so the parking lots and garages will be extremely busy. Be sure to allow plenty of time to park so you can arrive at the event on …

MCC’s first ever five-campus grad ceremony will feature Gov. Nixon

MCC is gearing up our inaugural five-campus graduation ceremony this Thursday where more than 750 students will graduate and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will deliver the commencement address. The ceremony, to be held at the historic Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo., will include graduates from all five MCC campuses: Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, …

Connect with MCC on Facebook and Twitter

If you’re a Facebooker or a Tweeter and you haven’t yet liked MCC’s official Facebook page or followed MCC’s official Twitter feed, there’s no time like the present! To like MCC on Facebook, search for “Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City” or simply go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/mcckansascity. To follow MCC on Twitter, search for “MCC Kansas City” or …

First MCC-Cass County college courses receive high marks from students

As the inaugural semester of MCC’s course offerings in Cass County is wrapping up this month, results of a student satisfaction survey indicate most students would give the program an A+. The semester, which began in February, marked the first time MCC has offered degree-path college courses within Cass County limits. Classes are held in …

First women join MCC Police Department

Two female officers have joined the MCC Police Department, the first two women to join the department since it was was established in 2010. Roneice McHenry and Amber Wiggins both previously served as MCC public safety officers. Last month, both graduated from the MCC-Blue River Police Academy and became MCC police officers. McHenry is stationed at MCC-Penn Valley and Wiggins is stationed at MCC-Blue River. The addition …

Biden visit garners regional, national attention

When Second Lady and community college instructor Dr. Jill Biden visited MCC this week, along with Asst. Labor Secretary Jane Oates, the two community college advocates not only brought to light the great things Missouri’s community colleges are doing, but they also drew considerable local, regional and national media attention to MCC. Many news outlets covered …

Jill Biden, Jane Oates visit KC to discuss workforce advancement

Second Lady of the United States and community college teacher, Dr. Jill Biden, and Assistant Labor Secretary Jane Oates visited MCC today to host a roundtable discussion about targeted workforce development. The visit was part of Dr. Biden’s “Community College to Career” tour, which focuses on community colleges’ role in developing a flexible, highly-skilled 21st …

MCC-Longview hosts PCC Open House

The MCC-Longview Public Computer Center will be hosting an open house on Thursday, May 3, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., in the Community Education Center. Guests will learn from PCC demonstrations and can register to win door prizes, including the grand prize: a Netbook computer. Refreshments will be served. The MCC-Longview Public Computer Center offers free computer access with support from trained lab specialists, …

Reps from 22 colleges at MCC today to discuss student data capture

Research and assessment professionals from 22 colleges across the Midwest are meeting today at MCC to talk about ways to improve the gathering of student data as a means to improving student learning. Representatives from colleges in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri will converge on MCC-Penn Valley for the second annual Regional Community College Assessment conference. The purpose of …