Category «Community»

Paradise Park donates to MCC emergency book fund

Chris Simon, general manager of Paradise Park, stands with MCC-Longview President Fred Grogan last week as he was presented a check for $650 dollars for the MCC-Longview Emergency Book Fund. The money was part of a fundraiser held by Paradise Park at the 2011 Flights of Fancy kite festival. The donation will benefit students who …

Missouri legislators convene with MCC leaders, good will meeting

Missouri legislators meet with MCC leaders to discuss Missouri academics   Metropolitan Community College is keeping its students’ needs on the minds of Missouri legislators by bringing Representatives Shannon Cooper, Brent Lasater, and Noel Torpey onto campus to discuss Missouri higher education.   Chancellor Mark James, Blue River Interim President Joe Seabrooks, and Deans Cheryl …

Mo. Commissioner of Higher Education tours MCC

David Russell, commissioner of the Missouri Department of Higher Education, visited MCC last week for the first time since taking office last summer. Russell visited four of MCC’s five campuses during his trip to Kansas City on Thursday. After meeting with MCC officers for briefings on a number of district-wide initiatives, the commissioner toured the MCC-Penn Valley …

Governor’s Association visits MCC

This year’s annual conference for the National Governors’ Association of State Workforce Board Chairs was held in Kansas City. In touring various sites around the metropolitan area, they made the Health Science Institute one of their stops. The National Governors’ Association identifies priority issues and deal collectively with matters of public policy at the state …

MCC in the news: Collaboration works

  On Thursday, Aug. 4, Fox 4 News ran a story on MCC regarding a new community outreach initiative housed in the Health Science Institute. Since purchasing medical supplies can be a costly venture for many people in the Kansas City area, the Health Science Institute, along with other community partners, opened Collaboration Works, a …