National Skills USA gold medalist to attend MCC-Maple Woods

From a field of more the 6,000 competitors in over 100 different skills-based contests, Excelsior Springs native Jared Raffel walked away with a gold medal in sustainability solutions, a competition focused on environmentally-sound processes for today’s industry. Jared graduated with honors this spring from Excelsior Springs High School, and was also one of Missouri’s district …

MCC-Business & Technology and KC Public Library go for the gold

Gold collar jobs—technical careers that pay well, are in high demand and require fewer than four years of training—are the focus of a traveling exhibit currently on display at the Kansas City Public Library. The exhibit, which is accompanied by a workshop series, was developed by Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology. The project explores how to …

MCC-Blue River PTK chapter earns Five Star rating

The Alpha Pi Sigma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at MCC-Blue River received special commendation during the PTK Missouri Regional Convention and again at the Annual Convention for earning the organization’s highest ranking: Five Star Chapter. The Five Star Chapter Development Plan is a blueprint for developing a strong chapter, improving student engagement on campus and recognizing progress …

McFadden joins MCC Foundation board

Matthew McFadden, senior vice president-principal and director of corporate services at Zimmer Real Estate Services, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Currently a member of Zimmer’s executive management team, McFadden’s 15 years of corporate management and global real estate experience also includes positions at Honeywell International, Inc. and Sprint. He is …

MCC-Maple Woods to host summer blood drive for CBC

Looking for ways to help out your community? Donating blood to the Community Blood Center can really change the life of someone living in your community. MCC-Maple Woods will be hosting its annual summer blood drive from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 25 in the Student Center. If you are in good health, please …

MCC-Maple Woods pins Vet Tech Class of 2013

Congratulations to the MCC-Maple Woods Vet Tech Class of 2013! The following students took the veterinary oath and were pinned at a recent ceremony at Maple Woods: Melanie Allen Bobbi Cole Candice Culley Brittany Holder Allyn Harvey Alanna Jennings Danielle Knoche Kristin Lower Donna Mackley-Payton Heather Mady Anna Neis Sydney Owen Andrea Owensby Rebecca Pals …