Huyser hired as executive director of MCC Foundation

MCC has named Kent Huyser executive director of the MCC Foundation. Huyser replaces Vincent Anch, who had served as director of the MCC Foundation since 2007 until he left in October to become executive director of the Catholic Charities Foundation. In his new role, Huyser provides vision, leadership, strategic direction, and day-to-day management of the MCC Foundation. …

MCC-Blue River Acting Students Present “A Tribute to Neil Simon”

“A Tribute to Neil Simon” will be presented by Acting I & II students at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Arts & Sciences room 124. Two performances are scheduled, beginning at 12:45 and 7 p.m. The showcase of short scenes from Simon’s plays will be directed by Anne Mahoney, communications/theatre instructor …

MCC selected for national initiative to improve community college education

MCC has been chosen as one of only a handful of colleges across the country to participate in an initiative to overhaul the way community colleges address barriers to student success. The Community College Transformative Change Initiative (CCTCI) was established to bring together the latest research on community college innovation and the best talent in …

MCC in the news: FabLab featured on KCUR

The MCC-Business & Technology FabLab was the subject of a feature story today on KCUR 89.3 FM, Kansas City’s National Public Radio station. The story, by KCUR reporter Maria Carter, highlighted the FabLab’s innovative approach to providing high-tech design tools for MCC students and the community. The FabLab provides members access to tools to help design and prototype …

Scouts & Lady Scouts set for final home game

The Scouts and Lady Scouts made us proud last night with back-to-back blow out games Tuesday . The Lady Scouts beat Cottey Community College 88-47. Check out game highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGgq0E-H00o . Then the Scouts beat Westminster 84-51. Watch game highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cN5D0Av_oc .   There’s one more chance to check out both teams this season. The …

MCC in the news: Mo. Innovation Campus spotlighted by Lee’s Summit School District

The Lee’s Summit School District recently published an article about the benefits of the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) program. The article, featured in the February issue of the district’s “Our Schools” newsletter, can be found on the district’s website. The MIC is a partnership between Metropolitan Community College, the University of Central Missouri, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and several business …

MCC in the news: HSI featured on cover of KC Nursing News

The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute was the subject of the cover story in a recent edition of The Kansas City Nursing News. The article highlights the Health Science Institute’s participation in the National Simulation Study, a study sponsored by the National Council State Boards of Nursing that is examining the effectiveness of clinical simulation. Click here …

Looking for a new (furry) best friend?

Look no further than the MCC-Maple Woods Vet Tech facility! The Vet Tech program takes in about 20 animals each year from local shelters and houses them at the facility. Students work with the animals on a daily basis, learning how to draw blood, give medicine, wrap broken limbs and more. At the end of …

Boy Scouts earn badges, learn skills at MCC-Business & Technology

  MCC-Business & Technology hosted the second annual Boy Scouts Merit Badge Round-Up on Saturday, February 9. Forty-seven Boy Scouts earned a total of 76 merit badges in welding, geocaching, metal work, computers, and scholarship. Materials were donated by R&D Leverage, MeadWesvaco Calmar Inc, and KC Structural Steel.  Seven counselors, 17 adult leaders and two coordinators volunteered …

Free tax prep help at all MCC campuses

Metropolitan Community College will once again host free tax preparation services at all five MCC campuses. Offered in partnership with the KC C.A.S.H. VITA program, this free service is available to most individuals earning $51,000 or less. Volunteer tax preparers are trained and certified through the IRS to provide the services, including e-filing federal, Missouri and Kansas …