Four MCC employees named 2017 Black Achievers

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Four Metropolitan Community College employees — Victorie Edwards, Lyle Gibson, Gieselle Taylor and Terrell Tigner — have been selected to join the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City. The group, founded by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver in 1974 (five years before he was first elected a Kansas City councilman), honors local African-American leaders in …

MCC-Penn Valley student Chebet Buckner wins Chancellor’s MLK Scholarship

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Chebet Buckner, a “wonderfully impassioned” and “highly gifted” Early College Program student, is the 2017 recipient of the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. Buckner, who just turned 18, was presented with the scholarship at a luncheon Jan. 20 at MCC-Penn Valley. A student at MCC and Kansas City Public School’s Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, she …

MCC Foundation directors help share the MCC story

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More than 25 community leaders generously volunteer their time, talent and resources by serving on the MCC Foundation Board of Directors. The group works to advance the mission of the College through philanthropy, advocacy and volunteerism. Carolyn Watley, president of benefits and insurance for the Kansas City office of CBIZ, is one of the gracious …

Two MCC vet tech students receive prestigious national award

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Two Metropolitan Community College students are thrilled and excited to be named among the country’s top veterinary students. Jennifer Fletcher and Brianna Gruber are in their final semester at MCC. They will graduate in May with degrees from the veterinary technology program at MCC-Maple Woods. Along with that college diploma, they can also add the …

MCC Student Leadership Summit seeking presenters

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The Metropolitan Community College Campus Life and Leadership offices will host their third annual Student Leadership Summit on Friday, March 24, which will be open and free to all MCC students. Organizers are seeking MCC students and employees who would be interested in facilitating 30-minute breakout sessions at the summit. The theme is “Cultivating and …

MCC’s MLK Day of Service, two citywide MLK events called off

MCC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, has been canceled because of concerns about the predicted ice storm. Officials announced Friday morning that all MCC campuses and locations would close as of 1 p.m. Friday and would remain closed over the weekend and Monday. The cancellation includes any scheduled events, …

MCC Dean’s List honorees announced for Fall 2016

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Metropolitan Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. MCC is pleased to announce that more than 16 percent of the students enrolled made the list. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while being enrolled in six or more credit hours. …

Jan. 21 MLK event for scholars headlined by MCC’s Jackie Gill

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Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology President Jackie Gill, Ed.D., will be part of a several-day celebration honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City’s King Holiday Celebration was scheduled to conclude Jan. 19, but bad winter weather intervened. Gill is the keynote speaker for the …

MCC-Longview’s Kirk Nooks to speak at MLK tribute Jan. 14

Update, Jan. 13: This event has been called off due to concerns about the weather. It may be rescheduled. Kirk Nooks, Ed.D., president of MCC-Longview in Lee’s Summit, will be the guest speaker at a Martin Luther King musical tribute Saturday, Jan. 14. The 13th annual event, sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. …

Extended student services hours Jan. 17, first day of classes

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Metropolitan Community College offices are open as usual between Jan. 3 and the first day of spring semester, Jan. 17, but there will be extended hours on two days: Monday, Jan. 9, and Tuesday, Jan. 17. Student services offices on MCC campuses will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. both those days. Note that …