MCC-Blue River Serves Communities with Operation Christmas Child

MCC-Blue River Serves Communities with Operation Christmas Child

“Serving Communities” was the theme recently at MCC-Blue River. Several campus groups participated in a service project called Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child encourages volunteers to fill shoe boxes with various school supplies, toys, treats, crafts and personal hygiene items. Participants are also encouraged to include handwritten notes of encouragement. The boxes are then(…)

MCC Recognizes Gene Sands for his Dedication and Service

MCC Recognizes Gene Sands for his Dedication and Service

At the December 11th Board of Trustees meeting Gene Sands of Davis, Sands & Collins, P.C was recognized and thanked for his dedicated and distinguished service to Metropolitan Community College and the Board of Trustees. Sands, who has served as MCC’s general counsel since 1974, is retiring. The Board of Trustees approved a Commendation Resolution to congratulate(…)

Chancellor Mark James Joins Group to Devise a New Blueprint for Missouri Higher Education

Chancellor Mark James Joins Group to Devise a New Blueprint for Missouri Higher Education

Work to begin on new coordinated plan for Missouri higher education: First public meetings set for Dec. 11 in O’Fallon and St. Louis The Coordinating Board for Higher Education will launch an ambitious initiative to devise a new blueprint for higher education at its next public meeting Dec. 10 on the campus of St. Charles Community(…)

MCC-BR Students Observe at Elementary School

MCC-BR Students Observe at Elementary School

MCC-Blue River’s Human Lifespan Development students recently conducted an observation at Little Blue Elementary School, located behind the Blue River campus. The visit allowed the MCC-BR students to research the concept of theory of mind. In the first exercise, elementary students ranging from kindergarten to third grade were watched during their lunch break. During the(…)

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Missouri Innovation Campus Partners Join Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

Representatives from Metropolitan Community College-Longview, University of Central Missouri and Lee’s Summit R-7 School District joined President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.  Hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders across the nation also(…)

It’s that time of year again! Get ready to drain your brain!

It’s that time of year again! Get ready to drain your brain!

It’s time for MCC-Mapel Woods’ time-honored trivia tradition once again – Brain Drain 2014! Join friends, family and community members for a chance to prove your trivia prowess. What: Brain Drain 2014 When: Dec. 2, 2014 from 7-10 p.m. Where: Campus Center Arbor Room Why: It’s fun! How: Contact Amy Boehm to register your team.(…)

MCC-Longview Lakers Volleyball Team Heads to National Tournament

MCC-Longview Lakers Volleyball Team Heads to National Tournament

Saturday, Nov. 8, MCC-Longview won the Regional Volleyball Tournament at East Central College in Union, Mo., to capture the 2014, NJCAA Division II, Region 16, District O (Missouri/Oklahoma region), crown. The Longview Lady Lakers defeated Wentworth Military College in three straight sets, and then downed Northeast Oklahoma A&M in the Finals, also in straight sets,(…)

MCC & SAMUEL U. ROGERS HEALTH CENTER RECIEVE MoWINS PARTNERSHIP AWARD

MCC & SAMUEL U. ROGERS HEALTH CENTER RECIEVE MoWINS PARTNERSHIP AWARD

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and Samuel U. Rogers Health Center (SURHC)  have been awarded the Missouri Community College Association’s MoWINs Partnership Award.  The award was given in recognition of the college’s partnership to maximize the impact of the MoHealthWINs program. MoHealthWINs is part of a statewide grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and(…)

Chancellor Mark James Gives Keynote Address at Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit

Chancellor Mark James Gives Keynote Address at Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit

This year, the Mid-America Regional Council’s fifth annual Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit focused on efforts to foster a talented and highly educated workforce through post-secondary attainment in high-demand fields. During the summit, regional education and workforce leaders shared information about strategies to improve college and career readiness, college retention and adult learning programs.(…)