MCC welcomes new director of OSHA Training Institute

MCC has named Jim Wellman director of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Region VII, located at MCC’s Business & Technology campus. No stranger to MCC, Jim has served as adjunct faculty, teaching OSHA and environmental health and safety courses since 2009. He brings over 25 years of experience in occupational safety and risk management. Most recently, Jim …

Walter-Mack adds associate vice chancellor of HR to her title

Kathy Walter-Mack, J.D., has been named associate vice chancellor of human resources in addition to her existing role as chief of staff to the chancellor of Metropolitan Community College. Walter-Mack will assume these additional duties on July 1. She replaces Carolyn Baskett, who has served as associate vice chancellor of human resources since 1999 and will …

Penn Valley students, employees honored

More than 60 Penn Valley scholars and employees were honored for their academic and community achievements at an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 25. Here are a few photos from the Penn Valley Scholars’ Celebration:                                      

Shields joins MCC Foundation board

Charlie Shields, chief operating officer of Truman Medical Center Lakewood and a former Missouri state legislator, has joined the board of directors of the MCC Foundation. Shields’ appointment to the Foundation board was approved at the April 18 meeting of the MCC board of trustees. He will serve a three-year term. Shields is an alumnus of …

MCC-Maple Woods archaeology students dive into digging

While many may conjure up images of Indiana Jones or Lara Croft at the mention of archaeology, the real activities of temple searchers, record scourers and pot hunters seem a lot less glamorous by comparison. But archaeology requires a lot of classroom and hands-on time, and the hands-on time can be found anywhere, from local …

Former Monarch Albert Pujols inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame

Albert Pujols, one-time Monarch and current Angel, was recently inducted into the National Junior College Athletics Association Hall of Fame. Pujols played for the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs in 1999, his only college season before being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and moving on to win a World Series, among other honors. Pujols joins Pete …

Student athletes honored at Penn Valley athletic banquet

Tuesday’s Athletic Banquet at MCC-Penn Valley was a great success for the student athletes. Many of the students received awards for both academic and non-academic achievements. Mike Cann: 2012-2013 Member of the National Tournament Team Elite Eight -Team Captain William Louis:Member of the National Tournament Team Elite Eight-Most Improved Erin Jones: Team Division 2, National  Junior …

Northland Symphony Orchestra to perform this weekend

The Northland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by MCC-Maple Woods music instructor Jim Murray, will perform at 3 p.m. this Sunday at the Park Hill South High School auditorium. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The orchestra will be performing Symphony No. 3 by Schumann; Cello Concerto No. 1 by Saint-Saëns, featuring soloist Sophie …