MCC – Penn Valley President Dr. Joe Seabrooks is a memeber of UMKC’s Seventh Athletics Hall of Fame Class

MCC – Penn Valley President Dr. Joe Seabrooks is a memeber of UMKC’s Seventh Athletics Hall of Fame Class

MCC – Penn Valley President Dr. Joe Seabrooks is a member of the UMKC’s 1991-92 Men’s Basketball Team that is being inducted into the hall of fame.       UMKC Announces its Seventh Athletics Hall of Fame Class (Kansas City, Mo.) – UMKC Athletics announced the 2014-15 Hall of Fame class on December 29, 2014.(…)

MCC Students and Employees Donate hundreds of hours of community service during the MLK Day of Service 2015

MCC Students and Employees Donate hundreds of hours of community service during the MLK Day of Service 2015

As part of its 100th Year Centennial Celebration, MCC set a goal of providing 100 hours of community service during the MLK Day of Service 2015 Centennial event. MCC students and employees from all five campuses pitched in to reach that goal and give back to our community on this special day. MCC-Maple Woods provided(…)

Community College in the News

Community Colleges across the country are receiving attention after the White House unveiled  America’s College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for responsible students. Below is a link the White House provided to further explain the plan. White House fact sheet MCC Chancellor Mark James says he is glad to be a part of the national(…)

Excelsior Springs Man Covers A+ Funding Shortfall for MCC Students

Excelsior Springs Man Covers A+ Funding Shortfall for MCC Students

MCC is proud to have community support that believes in the value of education. Missouri’s Department of Higher Education announced that students who participate in Missouri’s A+ Scholarship Program will receive tuition reimbursement for all but one credit hour for the Spring 2015 semester in December of  2014 .  Since the state’s A+ funds fell(…)

MCC-Maple Woods receives community education funding from Clay County Senior Services

MCC-Maple Woods recently received $2500 from Clay County Senior Services to support its innovative 50 Forward College program. The program offers lifelong learning opportunities to Northland residents 50 and older, such as courses designed to familiarize participants with new technology, or build good fitness and nutrition habits specific to their age group. Additionally, Clay County(…)

Tyrone Flowers M-Pacts High Risk, Kansas City Youth

Tyrone Flowers M-Pacts High Risk, Kansas City Youth

Tyrone Flowers, JD is the founder of Higher M-Pact, Inc., a non-profit organization whose focus is to mentor, develop and restore hope in the lives of high-risk, Kansas City urban youth. Flowers’ story began at a young age. Flowers had a difficult childhood, to say the least. At the age of seven, he became a(…)

MCC Foundation board members Jason Dalen and Carolyn Watley are featured on KCTV5

  Metropolitan Community College is celebrating 100 years. To honor MCC’s history the MCC Foundation is working to raise funds to underwrite 100 associate degrees for 100 students. Jason Dalen, MCC Foundation Event Co-Chair, and Carolyn Watley, MCC Foundation Board Chair, were featured on KCTV5′s This Morning Sunday Edition. Watch the video and learn more(…)

MCC-Maple Woods Motorcycle Safety Program gets lift from new coordinator

The Motorcycle Safety Program at MCC-Maple Woods is under new management – from a familiar face and longtime member of the MSP staff. David Abrams, a senior team leader at Cerner Corporation, has served as an Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach with the program for the last five years. Now, he will be taking a new(…)

Natalie Short helps students and animals grow with MCC-Maple Woods Vet Tech adoption program

Natalie Short helps students and animals grow with MCC-Maple Woods Vet Tech adoption program

Tucked in a back room behind the laboratory in the Veterinary Technology facility, there is a bright room lined with cages on one wall; further down the hall, there are well-used-but-clean kennels. One week into the spring semester, those spaces are filled with scared, wide-eyed cats and dogs, recent arrivals from local Kansas City animal(…)

From the MCC Archives – Circa 1920: Kansas City Polytechnic Institute changes name to Junior College of Kansas City

From the MCC Archives – Circa 1920: Kansas City Polytechnic Institute changes name to Junior College of Kansas City

Metropolitan Community College began as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute and was established by the Kansas City Board of Education on May 29th, 1915 as the first public institution of higher education in Kansas City.  Classes began on September 7, 1915 with 200 students.  In the beginning, the Institute included a junior college, a teacher training(…)