Category «Creating opportunities»

MCC hosts area’s largest robotics competition for high school students

  More than 1,000 students from 60 teams faced off in the Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition hosted by Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus. The high-tech competition combines the rigors of science with the excitement of sport. This year’s event included teams from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Wisconsin. (One …

MCC students take part in Sen. Claire McCaskill’s college affordability tour

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill spent time with Metropolitan Community College students and administrators March 22 as part of a weeklong, statewide college affordability listening tour. McCaskill held roundtable discussions with students and area educators at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy and Belton High School. At Lincoln Prep, MCC-Penn Valley  student Chebet Buckner talked about her experience. She is …

MCC’s employee wellness programs earn recognition awards

Two area organizations, the American Heart Association and Healthy KC, a partnership of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and a number of regional health and wellness leaders, are recognizing Metropolitan Community College for employee wellness programs. Laura Jackson, MCC Wellness Coordinator, creates and implements healthy …

Join the ‘Good Food Revolution’ and read along with MCC-Longview

  Are you looking for a new book to read? You can join the MCC-Longview community and read Will Allen’s “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities” along with MCC faculty, staff, students and community members . A committee of MCC-Longview faculty chose the book for this year’s campus and community-wide read. The …

MCC-Penn Valley welcomes 400 brainiacs to Science Olympiad

Almost 400 students from about 25 public, private and charter schools descended on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus Saturday, Feb. 6, to compete in regional Science Olympiad contests. The 27 teams of students came from schools and districts including North Kansas City Schools, Pembroke Hill, Notre Dame de Sion, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Platte County …

From the archives, 1915: KC’s ‘first city college’ opens downtown

100 Years, 100 Stories The institution that would become Metropolitan Community College started out, in the fall of 1915, as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute at 11th and Locust streets. Operated by the Kansas City school board, the institute originally included a junior college, a teachers college (“normal school”) and a handful of vocational training programs. …