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Four Trail Blazers are Academic All-Americans, Blazers earn NJCAA All-Academic Team honors

Four of the athletes on MCC-Blue River’s Trail Blazer men’s and women’s soccer teams achieved the status of Academic All-American by maintaining a high grade point average in 2011 and 2012 while also contributing to their team. The MCC-Blue River athletes being honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their outstanding academic …

Bryan Compton to join MCC-Longview Automotive Team

Bryan Compton has joined the MCC-Longview Automotive Team and will officially begin his duties in August. “I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish in my career this far, and to become a team member in the MCC-Longview Automotive Department,” said Compton. “I am excited to return to my alma mater and …

Anonymous donor keeps Special Juvenile Collection thriving

A special section of children’s books which are intended to help children cope with various difficulties in life keeps growing and thriving at MCC-Blue River due to the support of an anonymous donor from the community. While the books are in high demand, it is a challenge to keep the collection up to date. The …

New Independence bus lines meet at MCC-Blue River

Beginning in July, MCC-Blue River students, employees and visitors who take the bus to campus will be riding the IndeBus, a brand new bus line created by the City of Independence to serve the Independence area. The IndeBus’s red line and yellow line will meet at MCC-Blue River, so there should be a route to your stop nearby, …

Lakers’ Assistant Volleyball Coach Wins Championship

  Marnie Winters , MCC-Longview Lakers’ assistant volleyball coach, and her sister Shandy Klaus, a former MCC-Penn Valley volleyball player, competed in the championship earlier this month. Winters and Klaus’ team, the Vikquins, took the title in the four-day tournament which included 19 teams from nine countries. Despite getting off to a rough start, the …

MCC in the News: Five-campus graduation picked up in media

The first ever Metropolitan Community College five-campus combined graduation drew attention from thousands around the metro. Governor Jay Nixon addressed the commencement assembly and its hundreds of graduates, mentioning the Trailblazer Collegiate Academy students and calling the program a “hallmark of MCC education.” The front page of the Kansas City Star and the Independence/Blue Springs …

KCMetropolis.org features interview with MCC chorale director

How did traditional town and gown singers combine with a community college program to create a new kind of successful and dynamic choral group? The Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City, MCC-Blue River’s singing group, might be a perfect model for how colleges can interact with their communities. Kansas City’s online journal for the performing arts, …

In Memoriam: Dr. Robert Smith

Dr. Robert (Bob) Smith, longtime chemistry professor at MCC-Longview passed away  from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on May 5, 2012 at  the age of 68. He was surrounded by his family, at his home in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Visitation will be held Wednesday May 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Langsford Funeral Home and Thursday morning May 10 from 9-11 a.m. …

MCC-Blue River awards banquet

Many students, faculty and staff had a day to be proud of at the 2012 MCC-Blue River awards banquet. In particular, Blue River’s Marcus Walker excelled as a student and is an incredible human being, according to Sociology instructor Cynthia Tooley, so it was no surprise to find out that his mother cared about school …