Dr. Beatty to employees at in-service: I want you to dream again

At MCC’s annual employee in-service Oct. 17, Chancellor Kimberly Beatty discussed areas of opportunity for the College and announced some new initiatives. Employees also recognized colleagues for their years of service to MCC, heard from motivational speaker James Nowlin about living a life of purpose, and attended breakout sessions presented by colleagues on a variety …

Photo gallery: Almost 100 young men attend Men of Color at MCC-Longview

Metropolitan Community College-Longview hosted another successful Men of Color Leadership Summit.¬†Almost 100 young men from six local high schools were in attendance at the event held on Oct. 12. MCC-Longview President Kirk Nooks described the summit as “a hit.” The Men of Color Leadership Summit is designed for high school juniors and seniors to help …

Photo gallery: Expresso Yourself campus meetings with Chancellor Beatty

MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty has wrapped up her Engagement Tour with meetings at all five campuses and the MCC District Office. Employees and students were invited to the events, which Dr. Beatty plans to continue in the years to come. The campus meetings, themed “Expresso Yourself,” started at MCC-Business & Technology on Sept. 11 and …

MCC composition class will now count as a required English class at MU

There’s good news for Missouri community college students planning to transfer to the University of Missouri in Columbia: Composition 1 classes will now count as a required MU English credit instead of an elective. Metropolitan Community College requires two English courses for the associate in arts degree, a popular option for transfer students: English 101 …

Two MCC students win Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarships

Two students at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, Joshua Gray and Eli Salazar, have been named 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, an honor that comes with a $1,000 scholarship. Of 200 Coca-Cola scholarships awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members across the country, 25 are specifically for veterans or active members of the military. Gray is …

Dr. Jackie Gill delivers keynote speech to Awesome Ambitions teens

Mentoring programs like Kansas City’s Awesome Ambitions have strong connections to Metropolitan Community College. MCC-Business & Technology president Dr. Jackie Gill recently was the keynote speaker for the group’s College and Career Readiness Seminar. Gill spoke to several dozen young women from Awesome Ambitions and their families Oct. 7 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City …

Busy OSHA training center at MCC gets a new name

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training center at Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus has a new name, as of Oct. 1. The new name is Great Plains OSHA Education Center. It was previously known as Region VII OSHA Training Institute Education Center. The center at MCC will serve as the lead …

MCC wins three first-place awards in regional communications/marketing contest

Metropolitan Community College’s communications and public relations team won three first-place prizes in a regional competition of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations, an association of community college communicators. The NCMPR District 5 Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in District 5, which encompasses seven states. MCC’s …

An exciting beginning: Burns & McDonnell Design Innovation Lab opens

The new Burns & McDonnell Design Innovation Lab is the first partnership of its kind at Metropolitan Community College, but Chancellor Kimberly Beatty is resolved that it won’t be the last. “This is an exciting beginning,” the chancellor said at the grand opening of the program Oct. 5 at MCC’s Business & Technology campus. She …