T-shirts share inspirational messages during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Metropolitan Community College is wrapping up April, known nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with several successful campaigns across the campuses, including the Clothesline Project and Denim Day. The Clothesline Project is a movement that started several years ago and many institutions across the country have adopted the concept. The Clothesline Project is an artistic, …

Something in common: MCC and Northwest Missouri State

When Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University officially launched the new FastTracks program, three current students were on hand to share how it might have benefited them. FastTracks, now enrolling for this fall, puts students on an accelerated “narrow pathway” to graduation in four fields of study (get details at fasttrackskc.com). Because MCC …

MCCA report: Community colleges uncover the problems with Missouri’s workforce

As one of the 12 community colleges that make up the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA), Metropolitan Community College is sharing this important announcement about the findings of a key report that uncovers problems with Missouri’s workforce. News release from the MCCA follows. Click here to read the referenced report. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Missouri Community College …

MCC-Longview student brings home the gold from SkillsUSA

Three Metropolitan Community College- Longview automotive students attended the SkillsUSA Missouri state conference in April, once again coming home with top honors. The SkillsUSA Championships are a series of competitive events showcasing the finest career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. MCC-Longview’s General …

MCC, Northwest Missouri State officially launch new FastTracks partnership

Carlos Peñaloza, Metropolitan Community College’s vice chancellor for academic affairs, now has a Ph.D. by his name, but he’s a community college graduate — and he still remembers finishing with 28 credit hours he didn’t need. Fortunately, he ended up being able to apply some of them toward his bachelor’s degree. Keeping students on track …

Senior Showcase salutes MCC/KCPS early college grads

Congratulations! Forty-six Kansas City Public Schools seniors are about to graduate from both high school and Metropolitan Community College. The Early College Academy students took part in a Senior Showcase on April 25 on the MCC-Penn Valley campus. The Early College Academy Senior Showcase, held in the Little Theater in MCC-Penn Valley’s Business & Technology …

Photo gallery: Hundreds attend MCC-Longview Common Read event with author Wes Moore

Hundreds lined up to get author Wes Moore’s autograph after a successful evening, capping off Metropolitan Community College-Longview’s annual community-wide Common Read. Moore’s book “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” was the semester’s featured reading. It is the third year, the campus has partnered with various community groups to present a spring convocation, featuring a …

MCC Board of Trustees appoints two new representatives

Metropolitan Community College’s Board of Trustees has appointed two new members to serve until the next MCC election, when trustees will be elected for the unexpired terms for Subdistrict 2 and Subdistrict 5. McClain Bryant, director of policy for Kansas City Mayor Sly James, has been appointed to represent MCC Subdistrict 2, replacing former trustee …