Category «Student Life»

Penn-Valley’s Week of Welcome Continues

As our students become more familiar with their classes, and the Penn Valley campus, our wonderful Campus Life and Leadership office has been hosting “Week of Welcome” events to help our students stay engaged. As the “WOW” week continues, “Meet Our Deans” has been one of the many events that  provided the opportunity for students to …

MCC-Maple Woods student wins bookstore refund

For the past few semesters, the MCC-Maple Woods bookstore has participated in a drawing for a student to win a complete refund of his or her course books. This year, more than 100 students entered the drawing held during Welcome Week. Congratulations to Marissa Moore, who was refunded nearly $500!  

MCC student plants tree in honor of Health Science Institute

It really means a lot to MCC staff and faculty when a student goes out of their way to say thank you—but Susan Kurtenbach, MCC-Penn Valley student, really touched our hearts by having a tree planted in honor of MCC’s Health Science Institute. Susan, 53, enrolled at MCC last year through the MoHealthWINs program, which …

MCC-Maple Woods women reunite for soccer showdown

The Maple Woods women’s soccer team recently hosted a soccer showdown – against a few of their own. After six years and more than 50 students spending time in a Monarchs uniform, old and new players reunited on the field Aug. 24, 2013 at Happy Rock Park. “It’s great to see how far this program …

Two MCC-Penn Valley Students Honored at Black Achievers Scholarship Luncheon

What a way to start the new school year! Two of Penn Valley’s own students were honored during the 2013 Black Achievers Scholarship Luncheon. Paula Odu attended Lincoln College Preparatory Academy and held a 4.27 GPA. In May 2013, Paula graduated with the first cohort of the MCC-Penn Valley Early College Academy program, which allows high …

National Skills USA gold medalist to start freshman year at MCC-Maple Woods

From a field of more the 6,000 competitors in over 100 different skills-based contests, Excelsior Springs native Jared Raffel walked away with a gold medal in sustainability solutions, a competition focused on environmentally-sound processes for today’s industry. Jared graduated with honors this spring from Excelsior Springs High School, and was also one of Missouri’s district …

Krista Cummings to be new Head Softball Coach at MCC-Maple Woods

As teams gear up for the fall season, MCC-Maple Woods has chosen Krista Cummings as the next Head Softball Coach.  Krista brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience both as a coach and as a student-athlete at the community college level. Coach Cummings has been the Assistant Coach at Maple Woods the past …

Urban Student Journalism Workshop held at Penn Valley

  The Kansas City Chapter of the  National Association of Black Journalist has hosted their fifth annual Urban Student Journalism Workshop  at MCC-Penn Valley for the past five years. Students who attend the two-week workshop network with industry professionals and  build lasting relationships with individuals who help cultivate their careers in journalism. The students attend Kansas …

MCC-Blue River PTK Chapter Achieves Five Star Status

The Alpha Pi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Metropolitan Community College–Blue River received special commendation during the Missouri Regional Convention and the recent Annual Convention for fulfilling all requirements to be named a “Five Star Chapter.” The Five Star Chapter Development Plan is a blueprint for developing a strong chapter, improving …