As graduation approaches, a select group of Penn Valley students are set to receive a unique honor. Seventeen students from Kansas City Public Schools will receive both their associate’s degrees and high school diplomas. The students are participants in the Early College Academy and have set high scholastic goals to continue their education at 4-year […]
News and features about the many activities and events where MCC participates in the surrounding metropolitan community.
Penn Valley English Instructor Millie Edwards shared her gift of song with the more than 1,300 attendees celebrating the lives of the three victims killed at area Jewish institutions. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was among the participants who delivered messages of hope and peace at the Jewish Community Center.
When Penn Valley Music Instructor Clarence Smith decided to raise funds to purchase new music equipment, he thought he’d raise a couple hundred bucks. But that’s not how things worked out. He announced jazz students were performing at the Phoenix on April 14 and received an outpouring of support. Not only was the club packed, […]
For the first time at Penn Valley, Robin Craig-Carriaga (biology instructor) demonstrated and conducted an Alu Genotyping Lab where students explored their own human genomes. The procedure included the use of polymerase chain reaction and other techniques new to our campus. Craig-Carriaga brought an element of discovery and excitement to students. One of her […]
Three MCC students were recently featured in the Undergraduate Art Exhibition sponsored by the Kansas City Artist Coalition. Students included: Rachel Jo Smith of Penn Valley, Nicole Anderson Grimes of Blue River (“Spoon Necklace”) and another artist named Rachel Smith (“Fish Spoon”). More than 400 pieces were entered and only a handful of exceptional works […]
The MCC-Penn Valley Jazz Ensemble performed this weekend at the 18th & Vine Jazz Festival. Students in the ensemble also participated in a clinic with saxophonist and educator Nathan Davis on Saturday. The students’ final performance was Saturday evening at the Gem Theater as part of the Jammin’ At The Gem Lifetime Achievement concert. In […]
MCC-Maple Woods opened the doors of the MCC St. Joseph Center to the public April 10, inviting to community to learn about a new opportunity for A+ students in the surrounding areas. Under a new partnership with Northwest Missouri State University, MCC-Maple Woods will provide courses to area A+ students from classrooms in the Historic […]
Penn Valley’s best and brightest students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society Saturday. The program kicked of with opening comments by Yvette Sweeney, dean of students. Penn Valley President Joe Seabrooks offered words of encouragement to the scholars. The keynote address was delivered by Crystal Braden-Nevins, vice president of communications for Phi Theta […]
The Francis Institute and the University of Missouri Extension – Jackson County 4-H After school hosted the 7th Annual Power Up Institute on Saturday. The daylong training institute is geared toward youth and after school professionals. The event featured fun, interactive programming ideas that match educational standards.
More than 700 attendees across the Greater Kansas City area participated in the KC Urban Summit Saturday at Penn Valley. The event was founded by Jackson County Legislator James Tindall. Workshops and plenary sessions addressed such topics as housing, economic development, youth services, health and education. Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James delivered opening remarks […]