Category «Creating opportunities»

KCPS sixth-graders check out college life at MCC

Kansas City Public Schools sixth-graders from 19 schools recently turned into college students, at least for a couple of hours. About 900 students were expected on the MCC-Penn Valley and MCC-Business & Technology campuses Feb. 28 and March 1. The groups were split into morning and afternoon sessions both days. Kids2College is a national initiative …

Make the perfect job connection March 8 at MCC-Longview Job Fair

Nearly 60 top employers will attend Metropolitan Community College-Longview’s Spring Job Fair on Wednesday, March 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the MCC-Longview Recreation Center, 500 S.W. Longview Road in Lee’s Summit. The event is free and open to MCC students and the public. Career services coordinator Linda Anderson says she’s excited to welcome …

MCC, Northwest Missouri State work together to save students time, money

Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University will launch a pilot program in Fall 2017 that, through a concurrent enrollment model, meets a joint goal of increasing the number of students completing associate and bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format. The partnership will provide students with an opportunity to complete both an Associate of …

Four MCC employees named 2017 Black Achievers

Four Metropolitan Community College employees — Victorie Edwards, Lyle Gibson, Gieselle Taylor and Terrell Tigner — have been selected to join the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City. The group, founded by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver in 1974 (five years before he was first elected a Kansas City councilman), honors local African-American leaders in …

MCC student veterans help out at event for homeless vets

Thanks to those from the MCC-Penn Valley Student Veteran Group who volunteered at the Heart of America Stand Down Nov. 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The Stand Down is a one-day event offering homeless veterans some of the resources they’ll need to begin rebuilding their lives, including health and medical services, VA …

Story time! MCC’s annual Storytelling Celebration is Nov. 2-5 around KC

The Kansas City Storytelling Celebration, hosted by Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, launches its 17th season with something for everyone. Anecdotes, myths, legends and lessons will honor the timeless tradition of tale weaving with events held at more than 100 sites across the Kansas City metro area. This year’s celebration runs from Nov. 2 to Nov. …

MCC promotes professional development for women in higher education

More than 100 women at Metropolitan Community College participated in an interactive program aimed to address the needs of changing demographics among college students and diverse communities by having discussions on professional growth and networking. This is the second year MCC’s office of inclusion and engagement hosted The Juncture. The annual symposium offered a day filled …

MCC-Maple Woods student honored as Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholar

They are called Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, and Metropolitan Community College is proud to have another student receive the title. Jennifer Elpert, a second-year student at MCC-Maple Woods, says she was “incredibly excited” to learn of the award. The North Kansas City High school graduate will complete her MCC associate degree in biology in …