Don’t miss MCC-Longview’s fall play: “Almost, Maine”

The MCC-Longview theatre department proudly presents their production of “Almost, Maine,” opening next weekend. The production, written by John Cariani and produced by Kittie Harden, opens on Friday, Oct. 12. Additional performances will be held on Oct. 13, 19 and 20. In “Almost, Maine,” the spectacular northern lights illuminate the mythical northeastern town on a cold winter …

Join us next week for the 2012 MCC-Longview Literary Festival

The 2012 MCC-Longview Literary Festival will be held October 12-13, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., in the Mel Aytes Education Center. William Trowbridge, Missouri Poet Laureate, will deliver the keynote address on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. The festival will host a round-robin short story contest for Longview students, staff and faculty, as well as assorted games and …

From Kenya to MCC to MNU to PhD

For Damaris Rotich, the journey toward becoming a nurse began when she traveled from her homeland in Kenya to the United States to attend college. Demaris began her education at Metropolitan Community College, where she made friends with nursing students who sparked her interest in healthcare. Once she took her first certified nursing assistant (CNA) class …

MCC in the news: Health Care Foundation features Community Health Worker pilot course

MCC’s Training for Tomorrow program is piloting a new course to train community health workers, and it has attracted the attention of local healthcare media. This article about the training program was recently posted on the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s website. Community health worker is a fairly new category among health professions. These workers are …

Full Employment Council hosts celebration for bilingual healthcare training program

  The Full Employment Council hosted an event Friday afternoon at their 1740 Paseo location to celebrate the successful completion of Preparados en Salud, Kansas City’s first training initiative for bilingual students entering the healthcare field.  Over 50 people attended the event, including students, program leaders, and healthcare organizations and employers. Sixteen students completed the …

First-year Vet Tech students receive stethoscopes from HoAKC

Each year, MCC-Maple Woods vet tech students in their first year are presented with their very own engraved stethoscopes. The Heart of America Kennel Club presents stethoscopes to first-year students each year, as well as providing an annual scholarship. The stethoscope program was engineered by HoAKC members Dick and Janet Rees in 2009 and continues …

New Dean of Student Development at MCC-Longview

MCC-Longview welcomes Karen Goos to the position of dean of student development. Goos formerly served as the associate dean of student development at MCC-Blue River where she provided overall leadership and direction to the campus community involving all student development areas to maximize student learning and development. She has worked for MCC for over seven …

MCC in the news: KC Star article highlights work of Literacy KC at MCC

Literacy Kansas City is doing great work all around the city, including offering services at MCC-Penn Valley. This recent Kansas City Star article features several successful Literacy KC clients, one of whom we’re proud to call an MCC student. About GEARS, the Literacy KC program at MCC-Penn Valley The Guiding Educational Access to Reading Skills (GEARS) …

Lind Joins Advising Staff at MCC-Longview

Brett Lind recently joined the advising staff at MCC-Longview. He comes to Longview after spending nearly 10 years as the Kansas City area regional recruiter for Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. After graduating from Northwest with a Bachelor of Science in Finance (1998) and Master of Business Administration (1999), Lind worked at the Federal …