Shipman and Westerhaus join the MCC Foundation Board of Directors

Shipman and Westerhaus join the MCC Foundation Board of Directors

  Jamison Shipman, Partner at Lathrop & Gage, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Shipman has significant experience in rendering tax advice with respect to structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions.  He has worked with Lathrop & Gage since 2003. Shipman was selected as one of the  Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising(…)

MCC-BR’s Trail Blazer 5K a Success

MCC-Blue River hosted its annual Trail Blazer 5K Race this past Saturday at the campus. Staff, faculty, students and members of the community took part in this fun, heart healthy event.  Both the athletics department and the staff association worked together to make this event a success. Winners per category were: Overall Female Winner Lisa(…)

MCC Employee’s Survivor Story

  As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we want to share the story of a brave MCC employee who is now proud to call herself a survivor. Lindsey Jones works in the financial aid department at Metropolitan Community College. She has been working at MCC since 2004. Before Lindsey was(…)

MCC-Blue River Hosts Fireball Run 2014

MCC-Blue River hosted the participants of the 2014 Fireball Run Sunday at the Precision Driving Center, just east of the main campus. Forty vehicles participated in a 2000 mile, eight day race which ended in Independence. The event was filmed live for an online production out of Universal Studios. In addition to the actual race,(…)

Snell honored for 5 years of service to Missouri Stream Team

As drought conditions worsen for many states, efforts to preserve and improve local water systems have ramped up, including work by the Missouri Stream Team – a group made up largely of volunteers who monitor and work to improve or protect Missouri’s 100,000 miles of waterways. Ken Snell, a biology instructor at Metropolitan Community College(…)

Broyles named NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

Broyles named NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

Kelsi Broyles, a native of Independence, Mo., was recently awarded as a 2013-2014 Scholar Athlete by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Broyles is entering her sophomore year as a pitcher and infielder for the Metropolitan Community College – Maple Woods Monarchs. The NFCA recognizes as scholar-athletes those players who have a GPA of 3.5(…)

MCC-Maple Woods’ Annual Storytelling Celebration turns 15

MCC-Maple Woods’ Annual Storytelling Celebration turns 15

MCC-Maple Woods will celebrate a milestone this year, as its annual storytelling tradition turns 15. The Kansas City Storytelling Situation, “Listen to Our Stories, Hear the World,” will be held Nov. 5-8, 2014, in various metro area locations. All of the events are free and open to the public. For a complete list of events(…)

MCC Awarded $3.8 Million for Job Training Efforts

MCC Awarded $3.8 Million for Job Training Efforts

Metropolitan Community College has been awarded a $3.8 million dollar grant to train long-term unemployed and other dislocated workers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Vice President, Joe Biden handed out $450 million dollars in grants to nearly 270 community colleges across the nation working with employers on job training.  The idea(…)

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley featured in nursing news trends

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley featured in nursing news trends

Competition for clinical placements makes finding open slots for nursing students a constant challenge. So a study showing that up to half of those clinical hours can be replaced in a high-quality simulation lab with no drop-off in learning is welcome news nursing students across the nation. According to a study by the National Council of(…)