Six MCC-Blue River Trail Blazers sign to play soccer for four-year colleges

The Metropolitan Community College-Blue River men’s and women’s soccer teams have a lot to be proud of this spring. Six players have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at four-year colleges. At a ceremony Feb. 13, the players were all smiles as they signed their way into the future. Here’s a look …

Student helping plan MCC-Blue River’s All for the Children event

For three years, a Metropolitan Community College student has been taking part in an annual event that aims to prevent child abuse. This year, she has assumed an even bigger role. Emily Vanderpool, an MCC-Blue River student, is not only helping organize this year’s All for the Children event, but she is also being an …

MCC, Northwest Missouri State work together to save students time, money

Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University will launch a pilot program in Fall 2017 that, through a concurrent enrollment model, meets a joint goal of increasing the number of students completing associate and bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format. The partnership will provide students with an opportunity to complete both an Associate of …

State higher education board green-lights MCC student success program

The state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education along with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have approved Metropolitan Community College’s participation in the Guided Pathways to Success pilot program. MCC is one of just five colleges chosen to implement the initiative. The program focuses on developing clear “degree pathways” designed to keep students on track …

MCC leaders chosen to speak at Kansas/Missouri Superintendents Leadership Forum

Chancellor Mark James and Metropolitan Community College campus presidents were invited to the Kansas/Missouri Superintendents Leadership Forum Feb. 9 to discuss innovative ways that K-12 schools and higher education can work together to better serve students. The educators talked about dual credit, dual enrollment and early college programs as well as ways to help all …

They wrote the book on the early history of MCC-Maple Woods

You have to really like the place you work to write a book about it, especially if you’ve already retired from that place. John Leheney and Chris Yannitelli, longtime counselors at the MCC-Maple Woods campus, came up with the idea over lunch several years ago. “He said, ‘I think we should write about Maple Woods, …

Feb. 23 event’s focus is education’s impact on future jobs

Six school district leaders and several of the area’s major employers will be on hand for the South Kansas City Alliance’s first Education Summit. The event will be Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Mel Aytes Education Center on the Metropolitan Community College-Longview campus in Lee’s Summit. The half-day Education Summit will feature four panel discussions. …

MCC works to prepare students for future success with new Transfer Advising Center

Update: Photo gallery from Feb. 8 grand opening event for MCC-Penn Valley’s Transfer Advising Center: Thanks to all who joined us and our special gratitude to our transfer partners: University of Missouri – Kansas City Northwest Missouri State University Central Methodist University Columbia College DeVry Avila University Cleveland University Grand Canyon University Susan Freeze – Graceland …

MCC-Maple Woods softball team pitches in to help SafeHaven

Due to weather concerns, Metropolitan Community College canceled its MLK Day of Service activities on Jan. 16. But in true team spirit, the MCC-Maple Woods softball team rallied late for the agency they were planning to help on MLK Day. The team stepped up to the plate Jan. 31 at Synergy Services’ SafeHaven for a “make …

MCC and Kansas City Royals renew partnership

Metropolitan Community College is pleased to announce it is continuing a partnership with the Kansas City Royals. The agreement provides the College with an opportunity to spread the word about the high-quality academic and career programs MCC provides the Greater Kansas City region. The partnership began in 2014. The new three-year agreement, which runs through …