Tag «governmental affairs»

Interested in grant funding? Check out the MCC Grants Library

If you or your department have ever been interested in applying for grant funding, we have great news for you. The Resource Development department has created the MCC Grants Library. The Grants Library will be your go-to source for historical information on MCC grant-funded projects.  This information could help you identify funding sources for your …

Rep. Cleaver honors successful completion of Sustainability Center project

Emanuel Cleaver, II, U.S. Representative for Missouri’s 5th Congressional District, visited MCC-Penn Valley today to mark the successful completion of the Sustainability Center project.  More than fifty people attended the event, including representatives from partner organizations, students, MCC staff and faculty, and members of the media. Congressman Cleaver was the featured speaker, but he also …

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 …

Rep. Ryan Silvey honored by state community college association

Representative Ryan Silvey (R-Gladstone) received the Missouri Community College Association’s Distinguished Legislator Award at a ceremony in Branson Friday.  The award was presented in recognition of Representative Silvey’s support for Metropolitan Community College and community colleges throughout the state. MCC chancellor Mark James commended Silvey on his support for the college, saying,  “Representative Silvey has …

Bi-State Summit will Focus on Access, Completion

MCC is teaming up with two of the area’s largest universities next week to host a bi-state summit to develop practical solutions to our region’s challenges with college  access, completion rates and degree attainment. The inaugural Kansas-Missouri Summit on Access, Attainment & Completion, hosted by UMKC, KU and MCC, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8 at UMKC. The …

All six Public Computer Centers now open for business

MCC celebrated the official launch of the college’s six new Public Computer Centers (PCCs) Tuesday with a grand opening reception at MCC-Penn Valley. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and dozens of community leaders attended the reception, held in the campus’s Public Computer Center on the first floor of the Humanities building. Gov. Nixon and MCC Chancellor Mark James delivered remarks and guests …

MCC SkillsUSA Leaders Meet Senator Roy Blunt in Washington D.C.

MCC students, Michael Whited and Hanna Lomas, and SkillsUSA advisor, Kate Douglas, met Missouri Senator Roy Blunt during a recent visit to Washington D.C. for SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Institute. Participants spent five days learning leadership skills, touring the nation’s capital and meeting elected representatives from their home state. Michael and Hannah had opportunities to thank …

Nixon visits MCC to promote new federal funding

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited MCC last week to promote new federal funding that will allow MCC to train 900 additional health services workers. Nixon hosted a press conference Thursday morning at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute to discuss the funding, which will support the state-wide MoHealthWINs initiative. While at the HSI, the governor toured the facility’s Virtual …

MCC receives $3.2 million to train healthcare workers

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced today that Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City and Missouri’s other community colleges will receive a total of $20 million to train healthcare workers. MCC’s portion is $3,193,701. Missouri’s community colleges and Linn State Technical College have received the grant to train an estimated 4,600 workers in the health services/health sciences industry. The grant, awarded …