Innovation Track will save R-7 high school students time and money

This article was produced in collaboration with Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Communications. The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees will vote on a new program that will allow students to earn up to 30 hours of college credit at MCC and the University of Central Missouri at limited or no cost to families in …

Printing association PIA MidAmerica to hire at least 10 MCC apprentices

The Printing and Imaging Association of MidAmerica, better known as PIA MidAmerica, has committed to hiring at least 10 apprentices through Metropolitan Community College’s new industrial trades apprenticeship program. The announcement was made at a Dec. 7 event at MCC’s Business & Technology campus, which included a PIA signing ceremony and recognition of the four businesses …

Elizabeth Alex appointed to MCC Foundation board of directors

Elizabeth Alex, public affairs director for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. She was appointed Nov. 16 by the MCC Board of Trustees following nomination and approval by the Foundation board. Alex’s board term run through 2019. Before joining KCU, Alex worked as director …

MCC Foundation board honors alumnus Charlie Shields

Charlie Shields, a Metropolitan Community College alumnus and former member of the MCC Foundation board of directors, was recently honored by the board for his staunch support of MCC and its students. Shields, president and CEO of Truman Medical Centers, was presented with the Missouri Community College Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award by MCC Chancellor Kimberly …

The new Metropolitan Community College mascot is . . .

#MCCHowl isn’t a hashtag yet, but just give it time. The announcement of Metropolitan Community College’s new mascot — the Wolves — was received with howls of approval at noon-hour reveal parties Dec. 7 on each of the five MCC campuses. “Are you getting your howl together?!” MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty asked those assembled at …

MCC offers a full scholarship to man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

Metropolitan Community College has offered a full scholarship to Lamonte McIntyre, the Kansas City, Kan., man who was recently exonerated after being wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years. MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and MCC-Penn Valley President Dr. Tyjaun Lee met McIntyre Dec. 6 at the Urban League of Greater Kansas City’s Difference Maker Awards Luncheon. …