MCC’s Hamchaoui is Examiner Star of the Day

From the Examiner: Kansas City, MO —Yacine Hamchaoui told Metropolitan Community College-Blue River men’s soccer coach David Owens that he felt he was going to score five or six goals in the Trail Blazers match against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M on Tuesday. Then the former Van Horn High School star did as he racked up five …

MCC-Maple Woods presents Lunch with Jim + Jimmy John’s

Jim Moes, MCC-Maple Woods business instructor, entrepreneur and blogging enthusiast, is high on the list of students’ favorite teacher on campus, whether it’s the long hair, humorous attitude or wealth of business knowledge. Moes will be presenting a month long series of Wednesday lunchtime lectures for students, beginning Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. – noon …

I.W.I. director receives double honors

Dr. Kevin Kelley, director of community development for the MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation, has received two honors this past month from both sides of the state line.  He has been appointed to Mayor Sly James’ Project Rise Advisory Committee and named one of the Kansas City, KS Public Schools (KCKSPS) 2011 Reasons to Believe …

25 days until Storytelling, mark your calendars!

MCC-Maple Woods proudly presents the schedule of public events for the 12th Annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration!   Tuesday, Nov. 1 Story Slam: We ALL Have a Story to Tell About Family 7-9 p.m. MCC-Maple Woods Student Center FREE *Participants MUST be over 18 to participate *We welcome everyone, but some stories/language may not be …

MCC in the News: Rita Blitt Exhibit Opening & Sculpture Reveal

Renowned artist Rita Blitt opened her exhibit “Discovering and Sharing Joy, Part II” in MCC-Penn Valley’s Carter Art Center on Tuesday, October 4.  She held an artists’ talk at 5:30 p.m. and hosted a reception for the Penn Valley community and the Kansas City community at large.  Also at the opening reception, Blitt revealed her designs for the sculpture …

Artist Rita Blitt opens exhibit at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center

Rita Blitt

In a celebration of her storied artistic career, painter and sculptor Rita Blitt joined invited guests at MCC-Longview for an evening that comemorated her art and donation to MCC. This past summer Blitt donated 10 paintings that will be on permanent  display in the MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center lobby and dance studio. This past Saturday, MCC-Longview …

MCC-Longview’s October Employee of the Month

Linda Anderson

Please join me in congratulating Linda Anderson, in the Student Employment Services Office, as the October Employee of the Month. Here is what others are saying about Linda: “Linda maintains an energetic, optimistic attitude toward each and every task at hand.  She also has the remarkable ability to juggle what seems to be an overwhelming …

Automotive Career Days welcomes future gear heads and mechanics

Several hundred high school students came to MCC-Longview to explore the campus’s automotive department and the number of career opportunities that exist in the automotive industry. For two days, the campus opened its doors and welcomed high school juniors and seniors from all over the region. The event featured talks and workshops led by representatives …