Category «In the news»

New Business & Technology grad wins a new tool box

When Jakob McCoy saw the message on his telephone that he had won a tool box, he assumed that it was for his pickup truck. Imagine his surprise when he realized it was a 41-inch, 11-drawer tool chest made by Grainger. “It was pretty exciting when I saw that it was a full-size tool box,” …

New Student Orientation calendar for each campus

New Student Orientations are set collegewide for Metropolitan Community College students enrolled for Fall 2017. At New Student Orientation, students will learn how to navigate their campuses and build a connection with faculty, staff, administrators and other students. Get to know: Your campus The library Learning Center Financial aid Bookstore Campus groups and activities Instructors …

#MCCGrads2017: Early college graduates continue to inspire

Metropolitan Community College is experiencing ongoing success with its early college programs, with expanded growth in the number of graduates completing each year. Seventy-six high school seniors, from four MCC campuses, earned their associate degrees in 2017. That is up from 61 in 2016. MCC’s early college programs are an opportunity for students to get …

#MCCGrads2017: A big step for newest MCC-Business & Technology alums

Beaming smiles and tassels were plentiful as dozens of Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology students became alumni Wednesday during the college’s commencement at Municipal Auditorium. “This is a tremendous achievement for our students as they take the next step in their careers or the first step toward a rewarding career,” said Dr. Jackie Gill, president …

Photo gallery: Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition 2017

Metropolitan Community College experienced another rewarding gathering for this year’s Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition. The free event on May 10 at the MCC-Business and Technology campus provided a great networking opportunity for dozens of diverse business owners and vendors, as they seek to answer procurement needs. Supplier Diversity Program Coordinator Chris Kelly shared her photos …

Students highlight of annual awards ceremony at MCC-Business & Technology

More than 20 individuals and three businesses were honored Thursday during the annual awards ceremony at the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus. With nearly 100 people in attendance, 13 students were recognized as Student of the Year in their respective programs. Students receiving this prestigious honor were: Anthony Crane, Industrial Technology Amanda Ellsworth, Construction …

#MCCGrads2017: Hero to a little boy and a two-time MCC grad

David Valdez is famous on the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus for designing a device that allowed a little boy born without a left hand to ride a bike for the first time. Actually, his fame goes beyond the campus — that feel-good story made headlines locally and even around the country. “I’m extremely …

MCC Board of Trustees swears in two new members

Metropolitan Community College’s Board of Trustees swore in its new members on May 9. McClain Bryant, director of policy for Kansas City Mayor Sly James, has been appointed to represent MCC Subdistrict 2, replacing former trustee David Disney, who resigned from the board after moving out of the subdistrict. Phil LeVota, an attorney in private practice, …

#MCCGrads2017: Occupational therapy student cited for his compassion

Ask anyone who taught or worked with Metropolitan Community College student Dustin Weedman and the kudos range from “outstanding” to “super.” Those who have encountered the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program student as he wraps us his final semester at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. …