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Student performance at 18th & Vine Jazz Festival

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 …

Penn Valley scholars celebrate Phi Theta Kappa induction

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 …

POWER UP offered fun, interactive trainings and learning strategies.

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.

Congressman Cleaver, Mayor James highlight Urban Summit at Penn Valley

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 …

MCC students showcase best of best of artwork

First Friday at the Carter Art Center Gallery at Penn Valley was bustling with activity as students from across MCC exhibited artwork they’ve created throughout the school year. To check out the highlights, click the link MCC Student Art Showcase & Sale The last day to check out this amazing exhibit of the best of …

Join preschoolers to commemorate child abuse prevention month

On Friday, Preschoolers from Plaza de Niños will lead Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, the Francis Institute for Child & Youth Development and Guadalupe Centers, Inc. to plant pinwheels in commemoration of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The children will plant pinwheels outside the Francis Institute as a reminder of the simplicity and innocence of childhood.  The …

Penn Valley students host KCPS Board Candidates Forum

  Advocates For Civic Engagement, a student organization, hosted a public forum for Kansas City Public School Board Candidates on April 3 in the Little Theater at MCC-Penn Valley. Student moderators posed questions gathered by Penn Valley students to the candidates which included: Patricia Mansur (at-large), Catina Taylor (at-large), Amy Hartsfield (at-large), Joseph Jackson (fourth …

MCC support needed for College Connections Center (C3)

This summer, the Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) will be opening the College Connections Center (C3) at the MCC-Penn Valley campus.  C3 is a no-cost service for Kansas City metro area students transitioning from high school to college. When most high school students graduate, they have every intention of attending college.  But something happens between …