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MCC grad now Disney hometown police chief

There’s a new chief of police in Marceline, Mo., where MCC-Blue River Police Academy graduate Chris Arnold has taken the top post in the police department. Among his many duties, Chief Arnold will be charged with protecting “Main Street, USA,” the historical street that Walt Disney remembered from his boyhood in Marceline, Mo. and later …

MCC in the news: Dual credit students make KC Star front page

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The Kansas City Star’s Mara Williams reported that more high school students than ever are trying to get a jump on getting college credits, and MCC offers programs by which students can even emerge from high school with an associate’s degree already in hand. Find out more about the Trailblazer Collegiate Academy at MCC-Blue River …

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

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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 …

MCC goes blue for child abuse prevention

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Wear blue on Friday and keep child abuse prevention in mind throughout the month of April. That’s the message from Governor Jay Nixon, whom proclaimed April 2012 “Child Abuse Prevention Month.” Metropolitan Community College Associate Vice Chancellor Tom Vansaghi was present (pictured center with children), as the chair of the Missouri Children’s Trust Fund, to accept Governor …

Child Abuse Prevention Month at MCC

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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

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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 …

Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Announced

Five MCC instructors have received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) announced today. The instructors are Mr. Gene Johnson of MCC-Business & Technology, Dr. Lisa Bonneau of MCC-Blue River, Dr. Robert Smith of MCC-Longview, Ms. Kim Luken of MCC-Maple Woods and Ms. Liz Santander of MCC-Penn Valley. The awards were presented by MCCA at a ceremony …

MCC-Maple Woods faculty tackle professional development through the arts

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Imaginative, fantasy worlds are engaging to children, students and adults alike, and C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” has been enjoyed in nearly every media, including books, television, movies, video games and theatrical performance. But how do you capture that engagement and make it work in the classroom? The MCC Professional Development team is inviting …