Category «Employee Tributes and Remembrances»

Remembrance: Jason Brensdal, MCC trainer

It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jason Brensdal. Mr. Brensdal served as a trainer for Metropolitan Community College since 2002 working out of the Administrative Center and specializing in various areas, with many MCC employees benefiting from his instruction and guidance.  Most recently his work has been with the …

Remembrance: Robert Lowe, former director of computer services

It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Robert Lowe.  Robert began working for MCC-Penn Valley as a data processing instructor in 1971.  In 1982, he became director of computer services for the district, the position he held until retiring from MCC in 1999. Robert was a valued member of MCC.  …

Remembrance: Janet Cline, former MCC-Longview dean of students

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Janet Cline, former MCC-Longview dean of student development. Janet began working for MCC–Penn Valley in 1982 in the student financial aid area. In 1995, she moved to MCC-Longview as the dean of student development and support services, where she served until retiring …

Remembrance: John Modlin, former MCC trustee

John Sherwood Modlin, 92, a former member of the Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees, died June 10 in Columbia. A memorial service was held June 15 in Independence. Mr. Modlin was an MCC trustee between 1988 and 1993. He served as the board’s vice president, 1990-92, and president, 1992-93. Our condolences to his wife, …

Remembrance: Carder Manning, retired Penn Valley music instructor

It is with sadness that we inform you of the death May 30, 2017, of Carder Manning. Mr. Manning was a vocal music faculty member and chair at MCC-Penn Valley from 1969-1995, then continued teaching part time until 2005. Prior to coming to MCC, he taught music at William Chrisman High School in Independence and …

Honoring MCC trustee Robert (Bob) Martin

Funeral arrangements for Metropolitan Community College’s longest-serving trustee, Robert Hugh (Bob) Martin, are as follows: The Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit will hold visitation from 4 -7 p.m. on Friday, April 7, and a funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 416 S.E. Grand Ave. in Lee’s …

Update on Charles Gosselin

Recovering MCC-Penn Valley has requested that we provide you with an update regarding Charles Gosselin, retired MCC-Penn Valley faculty and current adjunct. Charles, who sustained serious injuries in a small-plane crash in January, is continuing to recover.  His family says he is open to calls, visits and well wishes.  If you would like to get in …

Serious injury: MCC adjunct Charles Gosselin

MCC- Penn Valley has requested that we provide you with an update regarding Charles Gosselin. Charles is continuing to recover.  His family says he is open to calls, visits and well wishes.  If you would like to get in contact with Charles, please contact: Nancy.Harrington@MCCKC.EDU– -Nancy Harrington, Chair/Science, Math & Engineering Division/MCC-Penn Valley. We also …