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New Student Orientations

New Student Orientations are set collegewide for Metropolitan Community College students enrolled for Fall 2017. At New Student Orientation, students will learn how to navigate their campuses and build a connection with faculty, staff, administrators and other students. Get to know: Your campus The library Learning Center Financial aid Bookstore Campus groups and activities Instructors …

#MCCGrads2017: Early college graduates continue to inspire

Metropolitan Community College is experiencing ongoing success with its early college programs, with expanded growth in the number of graduates completing each year. 76 high school seniors, from four MCC campuses, earned their associate’s degrees in 2017. That is up from 61 in 2016. MCC’s early college programs are an opportunity for students to get …

Photo gallery: Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition 2017

Metropolitan Community College experienced another rewarding gathering for this year’s Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition. The free event on May 10 at the MCC-Business and Technology campus provided a great networking opportunity for dozens of diverse business owners and vendors, as they seek to answer procurement needs. Supplier Diversity Program Coordinator Chris Kelly shared her photos …

MCC Board of Trustees swears in two new members

Metropolitan Community College’s Board of Trustees swore in its new members on May 9. McClain Bryant, director of policy for Kansas City Mayor Sly James, has been appointed to represent MCC Subdistrict 2, replacing former trustee David Disney, who resigned from the board after moving out of the subdistrict. Phil LeVota, an attorney in private practice, …

#MCCGrads2017: Occupational therapy student cited for his compassion

Ask anyone who taught or worked with Metropolitan Community College student Dustin Weedman and the kudos range from “outstanding” to “super.” Those who have encountered the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program student as he wraps us his final semester at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. …

#MCCGrads2017: Atomic success for a homegrown soda company

A Metropolitan Community College-Blue River graduate is blasting off into the next stage of his life with exciting news about a company he and several of his fellow students launched a year ago. We first caught up with Mark Driscoll and friends last fall, when a buzz was generating about their fledging soda company, Atomic …

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, …

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 …

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 …