MCC in the News: Fox 4 features MCC, Lightbulbs save college $300,000

From Fox 4: Metropolitan Community College-Blue River in Independence is $30,000 richer after making some changes to their energy consumption. Two years ago, Metropolitan Community College made a multi-million dollar investment across its five campuses. It decided to retrofit its 24,000 lighting outlets by updating hardware and replacing traditional bulbs with energy efficient ones. “Building …

Career opportunities

CO# 11-130 AC Instructional Designer * posted 09/01/2011 * will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Sunday, 09/18/2011 for the initial screening. * For more information or to apply: www.mcckcjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51404  CO# 11-131 AC Account Collections Specialist (Internal only) * posted 09/01/2011 * will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Thursday, 09/08/2011 …

MCC Art Faculty Display Artwork at Penn Valley Campus

Carter Arts Center Gallery

  To begin the fall semester, the faculty of Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is displaying their art in the first annual Faculty Art Exhibition.  Entitled “Artists’ Collaborative,” the exhibition will be held at Penn Valley’s Carter Art Center Gallery located at 3201 SW Trafficway in Kansas City.  The exhibit will feature faculty art in a …

MCC-Longview Employee of the Month: Kay Owens

Kay Owend

  Please join me in congratulating Kay Owens, Administrative Assistant, in the MCC-LV ABLE Office as the September Employee of the Month (EOM). Here is what others are saying about Kay “Kay meets with students and their parents to make sure they have the necessary doctors statements for the Able Program.  Kay is always cheerful …

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 …