Career opportunities

CO# 11-128 AC Purchasing Specialist (Internal only) * posted 08/29/2011 * will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Monday, 09/05/2011 for the initial screening. * For more information or to apply: www.mcckcjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51403 CO# 11-129 AC Director of Auxiliary Services * posted 08/26/2011 * will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Sunday, …

AC Employee of the Month

For those of us who have had trouble navigating around MCC’s maze of systems and procedures, many have turned to Kristy Edmondson to help find the way. And because of that, Kristy has been selected as this month’s Administrative Center (AC) Employee of the month. Kristy’s nine years at MCC was preceded by employment at Harte-Hanks, …

Chancellor focuses on communication, collaboration with new cabinet

Mark James

With an eye toward stronger communication and collaboration, Chancellor Mark James this week sat down with the newly restructured Chancellor’s Cabinet. The new cabinet, which James says will be better geared toward tackling some of the tough issues facing MCC, includes the chancellor, vice chancellors, campus presidents, staff association president and president-elect, faculty senate president …

MCC Foundation Board Member honored by KC Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have selected CiCi Rojas, MCC Foundation Board Member, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, a recognition made possible through the support of Bud Light. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market. The Chiefs honored Rojas during a pregame ceremony on Aug. 26 …

MCC trains VA mobile medical unit staff

    Last Thursday, MCC’s Institute for Workforce Innovation was invited to celebrate a partnership with the Kansas City Veterans Association Medical Center, a partnership that could have a far-reaching impact on veterans in the region.  Over 100 people gathered at the flagpole in front of the VA Medical Center on 48th and Linwood last …

Sen. McCaskill visits MCC, wants to ratchet up appeal of manufacturing careers

Goodall, James, McCaskill

“We need to convince students that tech is cool, and that manufacturing is tech,” said U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill at a press conference Friday morning following a roundtable discussion with educators, community leaders and manufacturing employers. The roundtable conversation, held at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute, was part of a statewide tour where Sen. McCaskill is visiting manufacturing …

Chancellor receives national ATF award

Chancellor Mark James

Chancellor Mark James was presented with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Citizenship Award on Wednesday at ATF’s 15th Annual Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The event honored ATF agents and employees, law enforcement officers and citizens for acts of heroism, service and commitment to public safety. The ATF Citizenship Award recognizes …

PTK ask students to commit to finish their college education

The start of the new semester mean many new challenges for students across the MCC district. On Wednesday, students from the MCC-Longview PTK were out in force asking students take those challenges head on and commit to finishing their two-year or four-year degrees before it is too late. “It is important for students to realize …

New-faculty seminars begin Aug. 26

Six new-faculty seminars, which are an extension of orientation, will be rolled out this academic year, during both the fall and spring semesters. The first seminar, Instructional Techniques, will be held this Friday. See below for the seminar schedule for the fall semester. The spring schedule will be posted in January 2011. Instructional Techniques Panel with Tom Wheeler …

MCC celebrates a night at the K

The inaugural MCC Night at the K will bring together students, alumni and employees to celebrate as one MCC at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Royals will take on the Detroit Tigers at 7:10 p.m. All those who have an MCC ticket are invited to a free tailgate-style dinner at Arrowhead Stadium’s North Club …