Category «Community»

Congressman Cleaver to headline Urban Summit at MCC-Penn Valley

The seventh annual Urban Summit will be hosted at MCC-Penn Valley on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme is “From Poverty to Prosperity.” Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will be the keynote luncheon speaker. The summit will also feature workshops, a panel discussion and a community marketplace. Breakfast and lunch will also …

Kansas City Public School Board Candidates Forum rescheduled

A Kansas City Public School Board Candidates Forum will be held on April 3 6:30-7:30 p.m. in ST 101 (the Little Theater) at MCC-Penn Valley, 3201 Southwest Trafficway.  The forum is being sponsored by the Social Science Division, African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) and Advocates for Civic Engagement (ACE).  The forum will focus …

KC Public School Board Candidates forum to be held at Penn Valley

The following Penn Valley organizations are sponsoring a Kansas City Public School Board Candidates Forum: Social Science Division, African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) and Advocates for Civic Engagement (ACE). The forum will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in ST 101 (the Little Theater). The forum will focus …

EMS program earns accreditation

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services – Bureau of Emergency Medical Services recently held a site visit and inspection of the EMS program.  As a result of that site visit and inspection, MCC was issued accreditation from the State of Missouri as an EMS training entity.  Way to go Art Brady and everyone …

Penn Valley hosted region’s brightest young scientists

Penn Valley instructors Terry Davin and Lisa Spaulding continued their partnership of hosting the Region 3 Missouri State Science Olympiad Tournament. The annual competition attracts the state’s best and brightest budding scientists in grades 6 to 12 from the following counties: Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Platte and Ray. For more information on the event, …

MCC signs agreement with WGU

MCC Chancellor Mark James shakes hands with WGU Missouri Chancellor Angie Besendorfer as they announce an agreement easing the way for MCC grads to achieve their goal of a bachelor’s degree with WGU Missouri.   MCC and WGU Missouri  announced today the signing of an articulation agreement that allows MCC graduates and staff to apply for free …

Packed house cheers Civil Rights champion

MCC-Penn Valley closed out African American History month with reflections from D’Army Bailey – attorney, former judge, civil rights activist, author and actor. His presentation on “Civil Rights: Wake Me When it’s Over” was delivered to a packed house of eager attendees. Bailey, along with several Memphis investors, purchased the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin …

Five civic leaders to co-chair MCC Works campaign

Five local civic leaders — Terry Dunn, Frank Ellis, Terry Bassham, Mary Bloch and Cliff Illig — have signed on to serve as co-chairs for a campaign that will help fundamentally transform Kansas City’s largest institution of higher education, Metropolitan Community College. Funding from the campaign, called MCC Works, will support a re-tooling of the college …

Penn Valley student wins regional Shakespeare competition

Makenna Lockhart, a Penn Valley and Kansas City Public Schools student, recently won first place in the English-Speaking Union’s, regional Shakespeare Competition. More than 165 students participated in preliminary competitions. Lockhart won over the judges with her performance of Phoebe from Shakespeare’s As You Like It and her recitation of Sonnet 24.  She will now …