MCC-Blue River Hosts Nanjing College Faculty Tour

MCC-Blue River recently hosted twenty faculty members from the Nanjing College of Information Technology in China for the purpose of introducing them to different educational topics at area community colleges.  The group participated in a question-answer session and received information highlighting the police and fire academy programs as well as cyber security. The group observed(…)

Public Safety Institute Hosts Regional Competition

The Public Safety Institute of MCC-Blue River recently hosted the crime scene and physical agility portions of the 2014 Region III, American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon Regional Competition. A total of 86 students representing colleges and universities from Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska attended the competition this year. The competition consisted of academic tests, firearm’s(…)

MCC-Blue River Theatre Students Active On and Off Stage

MCC-Blue River student artists will participate next week in two dialect workshops led by well-known KC Equity actor, Bob Brand. The students will have the opportunity to practice and learn various British accents from several popular productions. Brand and the theatre students have chosen a variety of scenes to practice. The scenes originate from plays(…)

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(…)