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Two MCC artisans create unique thank-you gift for Gov. Nixon

To show MCC’s appreciation to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for delivering the keynote address at the college’s inaugural five-campus graduation last week,  two MCC employees presented the governor with a one-of-a-kind bait cast fishing reel and display box they had spent weeks fabricating. Jen Dec, lab technician for the FabLab, and David Hawkins, lab technician for Precision Machining, …

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 …

MCC Graduate Receives Full Ride to the University of Washington

MCC-Longview alumni Kyle Medley, has recently received a full ride to the University of Washington (UW), to study in their bioengineering graduate program. Medley earned his associate of engineering degree from MCC-Longview before earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. We were able to catch up with Medley and pick his brain …

Featured on KSHB: HVAC student walks graduation stage after 30 year wait

Last night was the first time Moana Leatutufu ever wore a cap and gown.  Moana dropped out of high school when she got pregnant with the oldest of her thirteen kids. After more than a 30 year wait, she finally experienced hearing her name read aloud as she walked across a graduation stage.  Read more …

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 …

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, …

Laker Volleyball All-Skills Camp

MCC-Longview Lakers will be hosting an All-Skills Volleyball Camp from June 18-22, 2012, from 10:45 a.m. until noon. All ages are welcome to attend. Players will be grouped according to age and skill level. The camp’s main focus will be to develop all of the skills of each player including serving, passing, setting, spiking, blocking …

Reclaiming cardboard, service learning at MCC

Students in the latest MCC-Blue River art classes are reclaiming used cardboard to create functional art. The idea of recycling has taken a turn in the past decade to include up-cycling and re-purposing items that would otherwise add to the glut of waste in our landfills. The used cardboard in the photos has now been turned into …

Graduation is Thursday – here are some parking options

Hey graduates, friends and family… wondering where to park this Thursday for MCC’s Commencement Ceremony?  Here is a map of all available parking around Municipal Auditorium. Parking fees will vary based on location. Click here for map. For additional details about parking and arrival arrangements, click here.

Open Auditions for RENT

MCC-Longview will be holding open auditions for the upcoming production of “RENT” on May 19th from noon-5 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center. Auditions are open to those ages 17 and older. For those students auditioning, college credit is available with courses associated with this production. Those expecting to audition should have a song prepared …