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Tim Engle works in MCC's Communications and Public Relations office. Have a story idea? Call him at 816.604.1338 or email Tim.Engle@mcckc.edu.

New-student welcome events planned this week

A new semester is almost upon us — Spring 2016 classes start Monday, Jan. 11, at MCC’s five campuses. (Here’s how to enroll.) Each campus is planning welcome events for new students that will include an overview of campus resources and services. The schedule: + MCC-Business & Technology: Thursday, Jan. 7, 3-4:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 …

Businesswoman and author Marquita Miller joins MCC Foundation board

Marquita Miller has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Her nomination was approved Dec. 17 by the MCC Board of Trustees. Miller owns and operates Five Star Tax & Business Solutions in Kansas City. She started her own small business in 2005 after years of working as an accountant for Fortune 500 …

MCC Foundation board reaching ‘further out into the community,’ at-large officer Kathy Achelpohl says

100 Years, 100 Stories This is one in a series of stories about the leadership of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board. MCC Foundation directors serve as ambassadors for the College, advocate in the community on its behalf, and raise money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives across the district. KATHY ACHELPOHL, an …

From the archives, 2001: MCC-Longview named a Time magazine ‘College of the Year’

100 Years, 100 Stories MCC’s Longview campus was singled out for national praise in 2001 by a special issue of Time magazine produced in conjunction with the Princeton Review. What made MCC-Longview a “College of the Year”? Its Writing Across the Curriculum program. Longview, according to Time, “places an uncommon emphasis on teaching its students to communicate effectively. …

From the archives: ‘Exciting things were taking shape’ in 1915

100 Years, 100 Stories When Annette Betz wrote about the early days of the institution that would become Metropolitan Community College, she wrote with authority — she was there. Betz was a German, Latin and English instructor who worked at the College from the time it opened its doors in 1915 until she retired in 1957. One note: …