Sen. Roy Blunt promotes year-round Pell Grants during MCC visit

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt stopped by Metropolitan Community College with a message for students: Don’t let anything get in the way of completing your education — and don’t assume you can’t afford to take summer classes. Funding for year-round federal Pell Grants was restored by Congress in May 2017, but Blunt isn’t sure the word …

#MCCGrads2018: Who’d we spot wearing a commencement button?

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s now May, and on the Metropolitan Community College campuses, commencement buttons are popping up like tulips. The royal-blue buttons made their first appearance on Tuesday, May 1. You probably saw them worn by commencement committee members and assorted faculty and staff to remind everyone, including students, that this is …

#MCCGrads2018: Student commencement speaker ready for ‘exciting night’

At Metropolitan Community College’s commencement ceremony May 17, Justin Kelleher will be receiving his associate in computer science degree … three days after graduating from high school. But he’ll be doing more than walking across the MCC stage that night. Kelleher will also be the student speaker — the first student commencement speaker in the …

Student in MCC partner program places at state SkillsUSA contest

Congratulations are in order for a Park Hill South High School student who is part of a first-year partnership program between the Northland Career Center and Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus. Junior London Clark won third place at the Missouri SkillsUSA contest at State Technical College April 5–7. He won in the industrial …

Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition set for May 16

Metropolitan Community College is once again giving business owners an opportunity to connect with other businesses to grow their work. The 5th Annual Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition takes place Wednesday, May 16, at MCC-Business & Technology campus. It runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is designed for minority-owned, women-owned, LGBTQ-owned, veteran-owned, service-disabled …

MCC students honored for academics, leadership at MCCA luncheon

Thirteen Metropolitan Community College students were honored April 25 for their academic success and campus leadership at the Missouri Community College Association’s PTK and Student Leadership Luncheon. The event was in Jefferson City. (Note: We’ll be adding photos from the luncheon as we get them.) Five students received Phi Theta Kappa student leadership awards: Lacy …

Three MCC students win AAUW reentry scholarships

Three Metropolitan Community College students were awarded Reentry Scholarships from the Kansas City branch of the American Association of University Women at an April 21 brunch. The $600 scholarships are bestowed upon “outstanding women who returned to the college classroom after an absence of five or more years.” Seven students from area colleges received reentry …

MCC, KU sign agreement to make transferring easier

Metropolitan Community College students wishing to transfer to the University of Kansas will now find “a straight pathway and not lose one credit as they pursue a baccalaureate degree,” MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said at an April 23 ceremony. Under an agreement signed by Dr. Beatty and KU Chancellor Doug Girod, an MCC associate in …