MCC-Maple Woods defeats Barton County CC (women’s soccer)

The MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs were on a roll for their second game against Barton County Community College, defeating their opponents 6-0. The Monarchs outshot the visitors 16-7, with Ciara Howerton (3), Kayla Muehlebach (1), Taylor Blakely (1), and Carrie Colville (1) all contributing goals. Goalkeeper Alexis Mikulich had 6 saves.

Cindy Butler retires from MCC

Cindy Butler was honored today at a retirement reception at the Administrative Center. Cindy has been the director of student financial services for the past 10 years and a part of the financial aid community for more than 25 years.  She has shown her dedication and passion for students through her continued leadership and involvement …

State Legislators Visit Make Stop at MCC-Penn Valley

State Legistors and lobbyists visited the MCC-Penn Valley campus on Wednesday, August 31 for a luncheon and informative conversation between legislators and MCC leadership.  The event hosted by MCC Chancellor Mark James, Ms. Kathy Walter-Mack, chief of staff to the Chancellor, Dr. Joe Seabrooks, president of the Penn Valley campus, and Dr. Tom Vansaghi Associate Vice …

MCC-Maple Woods admissions coordinator participates in Leadership Northland

MCC-Maple Woods admission coordinator Karly Schmidt will represent MCC’s Northland campus in the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Northland program. Participants are educated over a 6-month program by speakers who are engaged in the Northland community and offer valuable insight on its unique challenges and opportunities. Most participants in the program represent local business, …

Cabinet reviews Great Colleges to Work For survey

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At the newly restructured Chancellor’s Cabinet on Monday, Mark James asked the cabinet to review the Chronicle of Higher Education’s results in the recent Great Colleges to Work For survey. Survey respondents gave MCC strong marks in areas such as compensation, benefits and facilities. However, respondents of the survey were less than pleased in areas …

MCC students capture surreal landscape: dendroids on the lawn

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Ask any lexophile, and you’ll find out that a dendroid is basically anything that is “tree-like”: dendroid ~ adjective: Resembling, branching like, or shaped like a tree. (A.Word.A.Day by Anu Garg) You won’t have to tell students at in DeAnna Skedel’s drawing class that. They have seen and intimated the experience of dendroids first hand. MCC-Blue River drawing …

Final check for $100,000 energy efficiency rebate for MCC

The City of Independence and Independence Power and Light presented a $30,000 check to MCC Chancellor Mark James for energy efficiency improvements made at MCC-Blue River this morning. An additional $70,000 has been received from Kansas City Power & Light for improvements made at other campuses, for a total rebate of $100,000. “The project cost was $1.8 …

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 …