MCC works to prepare students for future success with new Transfer Advising Center

Update: Photo gallery from Feb. 8 grand opening event for MCC-Penn Valley’s Transfer Advising Center:

MCC w-Transfer Partners
MCC family with transfer partner family.
Our transfer partners
MCC’s transfer partners.
The MCC team
From left: Chris Shobe, advising coordinator, Rossann Downing, Academic Advising & Financial Aid Manager, Yvette Sweeney, dean of students, Nicole Deshay-Inzauro, advisor and Terrell Tigner, associate dean of student development.
Dr. Ross welcome
Comments from MCC’s Interim President Tony Ross.
Tigner
MCC’s Terrell Tigner makes remarks.
Sweeney
MCC’s Yvette Sweeney preps the crowd.
The ribbon
The ribbon.
Pre-ribbon cutting
Pre-ribbon cutting.
The ribbon cutting
The ribbon cutting! From left: Chris Shobe, advising coordinator, Carlos Penaloza, vice chancellor of academic affairs, Kathrine Swanson, vice chancellor of student success and engagement, Rossann Downing, Academic Advising & Financial Aid Manager, Yvette Sweeney, dean of students, Terrell Tigner, associate dean of student development, Nicole Deshay-Inzauro, advisor and Tony Ross, interim MCC-Penn Valley president.
Inside the Transfer Center1
Inside the new Transfer Advising Center.
Inside the Transfer Center3
Inside the new Transfer Advising Center.
Inside the Transfer Center2
Inside the new Transfer Advising Center.
Inside the Transfer Center4
Inside the new Transfer Advising Center.
The reception.
The reception.
Thanks to all who joined us and our special gratitude to our transfer partners:
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Central Methodist University
  • Columbia College
  • DeVry
  • Avila University
  • Cleveland University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Susan Freeze – Graceland University
  • University of Missouri – S&T
  • Ottawa University
  • Park University
  • Research College of Nursing
  • Rockhurst University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Missouri Western
  • University of MIssouri – St Louis
  • Washburn University
  • Western Governors University
  • Westminster
  • William Jewell

Previous story posted on Feb. 6:

PV Transfer Center 2

Metropolitan Community College is pleased to announce the opening of a special resource, designed to help students succeed beyond graduation, our first Transfer Advising Center.

The Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Transfer Advising Center will serve to provide resources and individualized educational planning and advising services to students to enhance awareness and access to transfer information, increasing their ability to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

The College will celebrate the grand opening of the MCC-Penn Valley Transfer Advising Center on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m.  The center is located at 3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City on the 0 [zero] level of the MCC-Penn Valley Campus Center, Room CC003.

“The MCC-Penn Valley Transfer Advising Center is a result of unwavering support for our students by our administration, staff and partner institutions,” says Rossann Downing, Ph.D., academic advising and financial aid manager.

MCC is already a known transfer expert, with more than four hundred transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities to ensure seamless transfers for students who choose to continue their educational journey.

The Transfer Advising Center’s opening comes at the same time as dozens of colleges and universities are visiting all five campuses for Transfer Week 2017.

“Our focus is to provide students with all the tools they need to succeed. We want to foster and support their academic goals and help them achieve. I am pleased that we are providing yet another resource to further assist students as they navigate through their educational options,” says Kathrine Swanson, Ed.D. vice chancellor for student success and engagement.

The dates this week per campus for students to explore transfer possibilities with our partners are included below:

  • MCC-Blue River Campus Center – Monday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • MCC-Longview Campus Center – Tuesday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • MCC-Maple Woods Campus Center – Wednesday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • MCC-Penn Valley Campus Center Cafeteria – Thursday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. – noon
  • MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute – Thursday, Feb. 9, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • MCC-Business & Technology East Entrance – Thursday, Feb. 9, 1 – 3 p.m.