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MCC’s AIDS Walk Kansas City 2018 team is on the move!

The annual AIDS Walk Kansas City is just a few weeks away and the Metropolitan Community College team is on the move to make it their best year yet! MCC team captain Nancy Harrington has been leading the momentum for the College’s walkers since 2005. Harrington, chair of the science, math & engineering division at MCC-Penn …

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: MCC traffic and parking message

In order to ensure Metropolitan Community College students, employees and college patrons have a safe St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 17, a traffic and parking message from the MCC Police Department follows. There are some changes from previous years as the parade is taking place on a Saturday, so please read carefully. The 46th …

MCC chancellor part of the conversation on #InternationalWomensDay

Conversations about the status of women happened across the globe on Thursday, March 8. This year’s International Women’s Day sparked events including one in Kansas City in which Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty took part. Dr. Beatty joined a panel including Angela Hurt, CEO and founder of Veracity, a technology company; Jackie DeSouza, CEO of Research …

‘41 Action News’ showcases how MCC is helping students improve reading skills

Metropolitan Community College continues to make a difference for those students who arrive at college without some basic reading skills. These efforts caught the attention recently of a Kansas City television station. Cynthia Newsome of KSHB’s “41 Action News” interviewed MCC-Penn Valley reading coordinator Millie Nottingham and some of her students about how concentrated intervention …

Severe Weather Awareness Week

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week (March 4-10), Metropolitan Community College would like to remind students, employees and college patrons about its emergency alert program. Following, a statewide test of Missouri’s outdoor warning systems on Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m.,  MCC will be testing its exterior speaker system on the MCC-Penn Valley campus …

MCC-Longview hosts Spring Job Fair

Metropolitan Community College students will be able to meet with more than 60 potential employers in one of the largest recruiting events held every spring at the MCC-Longview campus. What: Spring Job Fair, hosted by MCC-Longview and the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce When: Wednesday, March 7, 1-3 p.m. Where: MCC-Longview Recreation Center, Gymnasium The event …

MCC-Maple Woods’ Megan McDonald is Player of the Week

Congratulations are in order for a Metropolitan Community College softball player. Megan McDonald, who plays on the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs softball team, was recognized as a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 Player of the Week. The NJCAA announces weekly awards for the top athletes across the country. McDonald was announced on Feb. 22 …

In Jefferson City, MCC advocates for students with state lawmakers

Metropolitan Community College is on the move and advocating for its community and students in the Missouri state capital this week. MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and MCC Vice Chancellor of College and Community Relations Dr. Michael Banks are visiting with lawmakers in Jefferson City as the 2018 legislative session is well underway. MCC found …

MCC chancellor joins higher education leaders for televised conversation

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty joined other statewide higher education leaders Monday, Feb. 19, to talk about the critical topics facing colleges. Their conversation will air several times on the University of Central Missouri’s public TV station, KMOS-TV. The panel discussion before an audience of about 50 people was hosted by UCM President …

MCC releases the Fall 2017 Dean’s List

Metropolitan Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. Across MCC’s five campuses, 17.7 percent of students earned the academic distinction. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. Earning Dean’s List recognition is an indication …