Category «Preparing students»

MCC biology instructor Terry Davin wins national honor for outstanding faculty

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley biology instructor Terry Davin has been named a recipient of a new national award for outstanding community college faculty members. The Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty awards will be presented in April at the American Association of Community Colleges convention in Dallas. This year 49 faculty members from across the nation …

New program helps students get their academic careers back on track

Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City Public Schools and the Full Employment Council officially launched the Middle College Program on Feb. 9. The new program puts high school dropouts on a path toward a diploma and post-secondary education. The ceremony and press conference at the Student Success Center at MCC-Penn Valley included remarks by MCC Chancellor …

MCC releases the Fall 2017 Dean’s List

Metropolitan Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. Across MCC’s five campuses, 17.7 percent of students earned the academic distinction. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. Earning Dean’s List recognition is an indication …

The job is his, thanks to MCC partnership with Burns & McDonnell

A new semester will find a Metropolitan Community College student in an exciting new job while he finishes his studies — thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between MCC and engineering firm Burns & McDonnell. Charley Viehland is the first student hired from the employment pipeline program that launched this fall on the MCC-Business & Technology …

Two MCC students win Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarships

Two students at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, Joshua Gray and Eli Salazar, have been named 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, an honor that comes with a $1,000 scholarship. Of 200 Coca-Cola scholarships awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members across the country, 25 are specifically for veterans or active members of the military. Gray is …

MCC LEADS: A new leadership development program for students

Students who want to grow their leadership skills have a new and exciting opportunity this fall as the college launches the MCC LEADS Academy. The program, designed by the Campus Life & Leadership coordinators, is targeted to help MCC students develop their leadership skills over the course of their education. Caitlin Mountjoy, an MCC-Penn Valley …