Category «Community»

Penn Valley faculty and staff ‘adopt’ four students’ families for the holidays

The MCC-Penn Valley Professional Development Committee’s “Adopt a Family” program assisted four students and their families this year. Thanks to the generosity of Penn Valley staff and faculty, each of the four families received a holiday meal (plus extra food), hygiene items and gifts for everyone. One family — a single mother and young son …

REGIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN – ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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Officials from Metropolitan Community College recently worked with other communities in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties and Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) to update the Regional Hazard Mitigation for the next five years. The goal of the plan is to reduce loss of life, property, human suffering, economic disruption and disaster assistance costs from …

Preparation for November Higher Learning Commission Visit

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Metropolitan Community College –Kansas City is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit November 16-17, 2015, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.  Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has been accredited by …

Vice Chancellor of Student Success and Engagement Announced

  Metropolitan Community College has named Kathrine Swanson, Ed.D., the new vice chancellor for student success and engagement. Swanson comes to MCC from Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania where she has served for the last 10 years as a member of the senior leadership team, most recently as the vice president for …

MCC Board Gives Administration Vote of Confidence

The Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Community College voted unanimously for a resolution commending and supporting Chancellor Mark James and his leadership team for accomplishment made during the past five years. The action comes after criticism of Chancellor James and his Chief of Staff Kathy Walter-Mack from former employees, appeared in an alternative newspaper. …

Hazard Mitigation Update

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To be eligible for certain FEMA grants related to hazard mitigation, the Metropolitan Community College participates in the MARC Regional Multi-Hazard Strategic Planning.  The plan is designed to identify measures to reduce risks from possible disastrous events.  The plan is updated every five years, and the attached is MCC’s proposed goals and actions for the …

Support Future MCC Nurses

Support the nursing students at MCC-Penn Valley HSI by purchasing a raffle ticket at your local bookstore. Ticket prices are $5 or buy four tickets for $20 and get one free. The drawing will be conducted on Friday, April 24, 2015. Tickets will be on sale until Thursday, April 23,2015. All winners will be notified …

Dr. Banks Receives “Award of Appreciation” for His Commitment to Music

      Dr. Michael Banks, President of Metropolitan Community College-Blue River was recently honored with an Award of Appreciation for his commitment to music from the Heritage Philharmonic. Dr. Banks has a solid background in fine arts holding a Ph.D. in American Studies from St. Louis University, a Master of Fine Arts in design …

“A Blueprint for Higher Education”

Today, Metropolitan Community College is hosting the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Coordinating Board for Higher Education’s latest strategic planning session at MCC’s Health Science Institute.  The hearing is focusing on the state of the health care industry.  Hospital CEO’s, area medical schools as well MCC administrator Dr. Carpenter-Davis are testifying and presenting information to …

Strategic Planning Committee Dates

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Here are the dates and times for the April 2015 Strategic Planning community meetings. All meetings will be from 1-4 p.m.   Date Location 4/1/15 MCC-Penn Valley – CC 503 4/6/15 MCC-Maple Woods – SC 128 4/7/15 MCC-Business & Technology – CC 248-249 4/8/15 MCC-Blue River – EC 110 4/9/15 MCC-Longview – Cultural Arts Center …