Tag «Blue River»

MCC-Blue River arts raise $3878 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

MCC-Blue River arts students and members of the local community raised nearly $4000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City at the spring “Hope Away From Home” concert. The Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City, under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Johnson, put on an admirable performance Saturday night to raise funds for the local …

Student Worker Appreciation Week

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The week of Apr. 16, 2012, has been declared “Student Worker Appreciation Week” to show campus wide appreciation and to recognize the hard work and contributions that student workers make to MCC-Blue River. Dr. Banks will present small tokens of appreciation to all student workers throughout the week, and supervisors and staff coworkers of student workers …

MCC to receive $5 million to train local workers

U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II announced today that MCC will receive 5,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor to prepare American workers for high-tech, high-skill, in-demand jobs that employers sometimes must fill with foreign workers. The nation-wide initiative, called the H-1B Technical Skills Training grant program, is funded by fees paid by employers to bring foreign …

Child Abuse Prevention Month at MCC

6,000 Easter eggs adorned the lawn at MCC-Blue River when hundreds of families from the region convened to show their young ones a fun time while they learned to protect themselves from threats to children. The video attached relates just one of the health and happiness protecting activities that were provided at Blue River last …

MCC in the news: MCC dominates Examiner front page

Dr. Michael Banks, the incoming MCC-Blue River president, took his post on campus this week. His responses to five questions from the Independence/Blue Springs Examiner’s Kelly Evanson were front page news. Another Blue River happening worthy of front page attention is the upcoming “All for the Children” child abuse prevention event. Due to the great …

Trail Blazers soccer signs top notch talent

The MCC-Blue River Trail Blazers have made a name for themselves as champions of NJCAA Region XVI soccer. The men took the championship in 2010, and in 2011 the women’s team won that honor. This year’s recruiting class looks to continue the winning tradition with award winning athletes. New Trail Blazer men’s soccer recruits: Hunter …

Great players bring great success to Trail Blazers

It is no surprise that the Metropolitan Community College Trail Blazers, a soccer team defined by the quality and determination of its members, is proud of the players that have taken the field at Blue River over the years. In 2010 MCC-Blue River All-American Yacine Hamchaoui was considered one of the best community college players in …

Still truckin’: CDL-A program improves under new leadership

  At this time last year, the CDL-A program, faced with low enrollment numbers and a budget deficit, was struggling.  Under the guidance of new management, including John Littleton, performance manager; John Malicoat, program coordinator; Dave Asby, operations support; and a number of other committed staff and faculty, the program is now thriving. In the …

Trail Blazer women’s soccer on Univision Mar. 24

Trail Blazers women’s soccer coach Brad Childers and some of his players will be appearing soon on Spanish language television station Univision. Univision 48 Kansas City‘s Sarai Martí interviewd the coach and some of the Spanish speaking soccer players. The episode will air on Mar. 24, 2012, and will soon after be posted to the …

Child abuse prevention month, “All for the Children”

The deaths of young Sam and Lindsey Porter in 2004 struck close to home for the people of MCC-Blue River, and many other horrible instances of child abuse have occurred in the area since. More recently, children have been abused in the classroom by a Grain Valley second grade school teacher, and an Independence area …