Tag «Mark James»

Farewell to Chancellor James, welcome to Chancellor Beatty

At receptions this week, the Metropolitan Community College community said goodbye to its seventh chancellor and hello to the eighth. Mark James, chancellor since 2010, was presented with two resolutions of commendation (one from the College, one from Kansas City Mayor Sly James), a FabLab-created wooden replica of the MCC seal, and a framed commencement …

MCC Hosts Minority and Women-Owned Business Exposition

Submitted by Chris Kelly, Program Coodinator for Supplier Diversity On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, the Human Resource and Purchasing Departments of Metropolitan Community College, in partnership with Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council, held its first Minority and Women-Owned Business Outreach 2014 “Relationships to Partnerships” at MCC-Business & Technology. The event was designed for minority and …

Northwest, MCC celebrate partnership, opening of new Kansas City Center

Representatives of Northwest Missouri State University and Metropolitan Community College (MCC) gathered Thursday, Jan. 9, to mark their collaboration and the relocation of Northwest’s Kansas City Center to the MCC-Maple Woods campus. Northwest classes at the new location begin in conjunction with the start of the University’s spring trimester Monday, Jan. 13. Northwest is using …

Penn Valley salutes vets!

Vets from all branches of the military packed the house Monday at Penn Valley’s Veteran’s Day commemoration. The event was organized by Linda Lechowicz who works closely with campus veteran programs and has been a driving force in the annual campuswide celebration. Highlights included comments by MCC Chancellor Mark James and Penn Valley President Joe …

Gov. Nixon headlines MCC’s first ever five-campus graduation ceremony

The Metropolitan Community College district held its first ever five-campus combined graduation ceremony on Thursday and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon delivered the keynote address. The ceremony, held at the historic Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo., included more than 750 graduates from all five MCC campuses: Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, Maple Woods and …

Chancellor Mark James and Dr. Joe Seabrooks Recognize Penn Valley Retirees

Last week thirteen MCC-Penn Valley employees were recognized at a ceremony in the Penn Valley Education Center. MCC Chancellor Mark James campus President Dr. Joe Seabrooks, and Penn Valley Staff Association President Mirella Jones gave words of thanks and encouragement.  The guests of honor, their friends, family, and fellow coworkers enjoyed sandwiches, shrimp, and delicious …

MU, MCC Partner to Advance Opportunities for Vet Techs, Nurses

Earning a bachelor’s degree is now more convenient for Kansas City area residents interested in nursing or veterinary science, thanks to two transfer agreements finalized today by officials from the University of Missouri and MCC. The agreements, signed this morning during a ceremony held at MCC’s Administrative Center, allow students who have earned an associate’s …

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 …

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 …

Zero based budgeting topic of town hall meeting

Chancellor Mark James visited the MCC-Blue River campus for a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, to discuss the upcoming changes that we will be seeing with the advent of the “ZB2” or Zero Based Budgeting movement that is underway. Zero Based Budgeting has been used succesfully in  government and not-for-profit sectors, which requires justification …