Category «Serving communities»

Photo gallery: MCC-Blue River campus celebrates its 20th birthday

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River’s 20th birthday party was just like any other, complete with cake, balloons and singing. New MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty was on hand Aug. 29 at the Campus Center to lead students and employees in two renditions of “Happy Birthday”: the traditional one and the chorus of the Stevie Wonder version. Check …

MCC excited for next summer after successful STEM teacher externship

Plans are underway to repeat a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teacher externship model that was launched this summer by the Career Education Consortium (CEC) in conjunction with Metropolitan Community College and Missouri Career Pathways. The teachers were “thrilled” by the opportunity, says Linda Washburn, director of the CEC. “It exceeded their expectations.” The three-day …

An MCC scholarship helped her become a police officer

The Grandview Police Department is always looking for ways for its police force to mirror the community. Metropolitan Community College wants to help with that mission and place graduates of its police academy. Those goals come together with MCC’s Move Toward the Badge scholarship, the first of which was awarded in January to Kaitlyn (Kate) …

Together we saw great success, Chancellor James says at farewell

He may have agreed only to “a little cake after the board meeting,” but Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Mark James’ final Board of Trustees meeting involved a bit more than that. James, MCC’s chancellor since 2010, was presented with two resolutions of commendation (one from the College, one from Kansas City Mayor Sly James), a …

Photo gallery (now with 65+ pictures): #MCCGrads2017 commencement

Congratulations to MCC’s Class of 2017! Here are some photos from commencement on May 17. (Photos by Matt Scharhag, Tim Engle, Nancy McCallum, Christina Medina, Sharon Pyant, Jessica Ramirez, Ernie Webb III and Jordan Williams) [ Click here for pictures that night from social media ] Click any image to see it bigger.  First up, …

Photo gallery: MCC-Penn Valley’s Common Read Convention

MCC-Penn Valley students joined students from nine KC area high schools at the second annual Common Read Convention on campus. The book that spurred all the talk: Tanner Colby’s “Some of My Best Friends Are Black.” This school year, several Penn Valley classes read the book, and a number of related programs were held. The …

Search underway for MCC trustees for Subdistricts 2 and 5

The Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri (Metropolitan Community College) is seeking submissions to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees. The vacancies are in Subdistrict 2 (see walking directions and map) and Subdistrict 5 (see walking directions and map). Trustees for Subdistricts 2 and 5 will be appointed by the remaining members of the …

MCC work-study students help refugee families at KC’s Somali Center

Energetic. Dedicated. A blessing. Those are just some of the words of praise about Metropolitan Community College work-study students from the  director of a local enterprise focused on helping refugee families. MCC’s work-study program seeks to match a student’s financial needs with an environment that allows them to earn a paycheck while enhancing their educational …