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Speed interviews prepare students for hiring process at HVAC companies

Speed interviews can be stressful, but they also provide value experience and networking opportunities. That was the case for several Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology students on Tuesday. Twelve students in the HVAC program interviewed with 11 businesses for 10 minutes each, hoping to jump-start their careers in the industry. “It’s kind of nerve-racking, but …

MCC art faculty show runs through April 15

The Metropolitan Community College-Longview Cultural Arts Center Gallery is  showcasing the works of MCC’s talented art faculty from all campuses. The exhibit opened March 23 and continues through Saturday, April 15.   Exhibiting artists: Kim Lindaberry — MCC-Longview Mary Beth Moley — MCC-Penn Valley Daniel Reneau — MCC-Longview DeAnna Skedel — MCC-Blue River Jim Smith …

Student Art Show & Sale April 6-20 at MCC-Penn Valley

The Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Carter Art Center Gallery is celebrating its fourteenth year and is excited to announce the details of its annual Student Art Show & Sale. “It’s an opportunity for us to not only spotlight our successful history, but to also look forward to the dynamic programming we have underway,” says Bernadette …

MCC-Longview’s Keet Kopecky honored for Excellence in Teaching

Biology instructor Keet Kopecky has been named MCC-Longview’s recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The annual accolade goes to instructors from each community college campus in Missouri. “I am very humbled to have received this recognition, because it represents the consensus of my fellow faculty members, all of whom are truly amazing educators,” …

Photo gallery: MCC athletes continue to make good on volunteer promise

A promise made is a promise kept by the athletes on the Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods sports teams. Due to weather concerns, Metropolitan Community College canceled its MLK Day of Service activities on Jan. 16. Since then, all of the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs teams have completed the service acts they had originally committed to perform. …

MCC-Penn Valley presents Jazz Ensembles & Guests, March 27

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley invites the MCC family and the general public to hear its outstanding music students. About 20 students and faculty will perform in jazz ensembles on Monday, March 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Phoenix, 302 W 8th St., Kansas City. Featured will be familiar standards and the campus’ big band, combo …

MCC forum for diverse business owners makes hundreds of successful connections

More than 50 companies and organizations made connections with more than 150 diverse business owners at Metropolitan Community College during its annual procurement event. On Tuesday, March 14, the Human Resource and Purchasing Department of MCC, in partnership with DST, Hallmark, JE Dunn, Kiewit, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas City Power and Light …

MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs step up to help tornado victims

The Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods softball team is hosting a donation drive for residents of Oak Grove affected by a tornado on March 6. Kary Kankey, head Monarchs softball coach, says the tornado devastation has had a direct impact on the team, as three of the current players (Allison Collier, Jenelle Mausbach and Samantha Minnick) …

#MCCProud of the 2017 MCC-Maple Woods Scholar Bowl winners

How smart are they? Smart enough to answer tough questions ranging from quantum physics to pop culture and anything in between. Who are they? They are winning teams of students who competed in the annual Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Scholar Bowl on Tuesday, March 7. 19 Kansas City metro area high schools squared off in what’s …