Social Justice Institute draws faculty, staff from across MCC

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Metropolitan Community College’s Office of Inclusion and Engagement hosted more than 40 staff and faculty members Nov. 30 for an event that continued the conversation about social justice programming collegewide. The Social Justice Institute was held on the MCC-Penn Valley campus. The guest speaker was Santos Nunez. Nunez, an academic advisor in the College of …

Scholarship spotlight: Heart of America Kennel Club vet tech scholarship

The Heart of America Kennel Club awards two $1,500 scholarships a year to MCC-Maple Woods veterinary technology students, but that’s not the only way the club is supporting the MCC program. For about five years, students and faculty have staffed a two-day microchip clinic at the club’s all-breed dog show held each March at Hale …

MCC auto grad headed to Abu Dhabi to compete in WorldSkills contest

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Metropolitan Community College is honored to have played a part in the continuing  success of a young man who will take a winning skill set he started honing at the MCC-Longview campus to a world stage in 2017. Jonathan Robertson, a 2016 graduate of Longview’s General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GMASEP), has been selected …

MCC employee’s Cranberry Fluff recipe wins ‘GMA’ contest

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And the winner of “Good Morning America’s” Ultimate Cranberry Challenge is … MCC employee Lee Ann Zech! Zech, administrative assistant to MCC-Maple Woods president Dr. Utpal Goswami, was one of two “GMA” viewers whose cranberry recipes got them invited to appear on the show Nov. 22, two days before Thanksgiving. Zech told “GMA” co-host Michael …

At MCC employee event, Fox 4’s Kathy Quinn surprises an ‘everyday hero’

MCC-Penn Valley's Linda Lechowicz, co-adviser of the campus Student Veterans Association, got a big surprise at the 2016 in-service: $300 in cash from Fox 4 reporter Kathy Quinn. Quinn incorporated her weekly "Pay It Forward" segment into her keynote speech, and a Fox 4 photographer was on hand to capture the moment.

Fox 4’s Kathy Quinn, the keynote speaker at MCC’s 2016 employee in-service Nov. 22, knows how to wrap up with a bang: She started waving around $100 bills,  a TV photographer appeared — and then someone in the audience was called up to receive the cash. The in-service was also notable for Chancellor Mark James’ …

MCC Chancellor Mark James named one of Ingram’s most powerful business leaders

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We are proud to announce that ChancelIor Mark James was named to Ingram’s list of most powerful business leaders in the Kansas City area.   Ingram’s magazine, a local business publication, highlights  business, industry and economic development trends throughout the bi-state region. The publication explained its methodology in choosing the top 250 business leaders in the …

MCC employees honored for service, new college degrees

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Here’s the complete list of MCC employees who were honored Nov. 22 at MCC’s annual in-service event. Employee Service Recognition 25-Year Service Honorees Cindy Johnson launched her MCC career in 1991 in the financial aid office at MCC-Longview. She later worked as administrative assistant in the student development dean’s office; as assistant to the Longview …

Three days of Chipotle will benefit MCC-Penn Valley students

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If you’re a fan of the food at Chipotle, here are three dates to put on your calendar:  Nov. 28 and 29 and Dec. 14. On those three days from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Chipotle Mexican Grill at 1713 W. 39th St. will contribute to three good causes at MCC-Penn Valley. But you’ve …

MCC may offer a scholarship just for you

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If you’ll be a student at Metropolitan Community College next year (2017-18), now is the time to start researching scholarship opportunities. Did you know that some scholarships are designed just for students at certain MCC campuses? It’s true. Here are some examples: MCC-Blue River: The Jeremiah Dawson Nail Memorial Scholarship, which covers in-district tuition and …