MCC will hit the road with new Gold Collar Jobs trailer

Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology is working on a new student recruiting tool that will be hard to miss. The brightly colored Gold Collar Jobs on the Go trailer will be rolling out soon. The trailer will be equipped with the newest technology related to the career and technical programs MCC offers. “Gold collar jobs” …

The search begins for a new MCC mascot

Last spring, Metropolitan Community College announced it would consolidate sports teams starting in Fall 2018. Athletics will still be offered at four MCC campuses: baseball and softball at MCC-Maple Woods, men’s and women’s soccer at MCC-Blue River, women’s cross country and women’s volleyball at MCC-Longview, and men’s and women’s basketball at MCC-Penn Valley). MCC’s four …

MCC mascots through the years

MCC is in search of a new mascot, but it can’t be the same as one of our previous or current mascots. Here’s some history, but first some background on how something called a “Polytechnic” became “Metropolitan.” MCC’s name changes 1915: Founded as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute by the Kansas City School District. Originally …

MCC at the Plaza Art Fair: Make it and trade it

At this weekend’s Plaza Art Fair, some mini-masterpieces created by Metropolitan Community College students will be on display . . . but maybe not for long. MCC students in visual art and graphic design classes drew, doodled, scribbled or whatever they wanted on 2-1/2-by-3-1/2-inch cards. Each is the size of a trading card, which is …

MCC LEADS: A new leadership development program for students

Students who want to grow their leadership skills have a new and exciting opportunity this fall as the college launches the MCC LEADS Academy. The program, designed by the Campus Life & Leadership coordinators, is targeted to help MCC students develop their leadership skills over the course of their education. Caitlin Mountjoy, an MCC-Penn Valley …

MCC-Longview mocktail hour is a stop on Chancellor Engagement Tour

A “mocktail hour” Sept. 18 at MCC-Longview was another chance for Chancellor Kimberly Beatty to meet students as part of her Engagement Tour.  At the noon-hour event, guests could sample fruity, alcohol-free concoctions with names like “Woo Woo.” They could also peruse a display on the effects of alcohol. That included a collection of real-looking …

Trustees appoint three new members to MCC Foundation board

Matt Johnson, Ruth Stricklen Pullins and Wayne Strickland have joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. They were appointed Aug. 24 by the MCC Board of Trustees following nomination and approval by the Foundation board. The new members’ board terms run through 2020. Matt Johnson Johnson, of Olathe, is vice president of marketing …

Missouri Innovation Campus, called a national model, celebrates grand opening

Hundreds gathered, including Missouri’s governor, to celebrate the opening of a collaborative educational facility that aims to help solve the country’s workforce problems by providing strong technical programming for students starting in high school. The Sept. 5 grand opening of the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit resonated with thank-yous for great community partnerships. The …

Photo gallery: Meeting the chancellor at MCC-Maple Woods breakfast

MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty was on hand Sept. 5 at MCC-Maple Woods for a free grab-and-go breakfast. Students and employees were treated to bagels, pastries, fruit and juice. The paper sacks holding the bagels included a message urging students to visit their instructors during office hours. Outside-of-class interaction with faculty is the week’s theme, part …