Trail of Treats at MCC-Business & Technology campus a big hit

More than 450 students from Frontier School of Innovation Elementary made their way through the “Trail of Treats” at the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus on Halloween. It was part of Campus Life & Leadership’s Fall Fun Fest, a daylong event. There were 10 stops on the Trail of Treats, including the campus’ pole …

Photo gallery: MCC-KCPS Fair

More than one hundred Kansas City Public School (KCPS) students converged on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus to network with the College’s admissions and enrollment experts. The event, called the MCC-KCPS Fair, on Nov. 1 was the first of its kind in conjunction with the school district. Students were able to learn about what …

MCC employees, alumnus, business, legislators honored at MCCA convention

The 53rd annual Missouri Community College Association convention, Nov. 1-3 in Branson, included honors for several people associated with Metropolitan Community College. Those recognized: Award of Distinction to Karen Curls, criminal justice instructor at MCC-Penn Valley From the nomination form: “Dr. Curls served as the social science division chair at MCC-Penn Valley for 16 years.  …

Photo gallery: Human lifespan class visits Independence elementary school

Hands on learning was the motive for an October field trip for MCC-Blue River students. Psychology instructor Kimberly Glackin worked with the Independence School District to arrange for her human lifespan class to visit with young students at Little Blue Elementary. The class was learning about middle childhood and Glackin wanted them to see how children change …

Sandra Garcia named MCC chief legal officer

Sandra Garcia has been named Metropolitan Community College chief legal officer. She will start her new position on Nov. 13. Garcia is coming to MCC from Houston Community College, where she served as an executive in the role of assistant general counsel. Houston Community College, the nation’s fourth-largest community college system, serves more than 75,000 …

MCC-Maple Woods annual Storytelling Celebration begins Nov. 8

The 18th Annual Storytelling Celebration, sponsored by Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods is nearly here! The celebration takes place Nov. 8-11.  Attendees can enjoy lively stories, anecdotes, myths, legends and lessons.  It celebrates the time honored tradition of storytelling and will be held in dozens of sites across the Kansas City metro area. Our featured tellers …

MCC introduces Dr. Tyjaun Lee and opens new Student Success Center

Metropolitan Community College formally introduced Tyjaun Lee, Ph.D., to the Greater Kansas City community as the president of the MCC-Penn Valley campus on Oct. 26. A reception for Lee was followed by a special unveiling of the campus’ new Student Success Center. Lee, who has more than 20 years of progressive experience in higher education, …

Photo gallery: MCC-Maple Woods Vet Tech hosts successful Haunted Barn

There were plenty of frights to go around at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods’ Haunted Barn! It was the seventh year for the event, hosted by MCC-Maple Woods’ veterinary technology program.  Over the course of the weekend, 125 volunteers staffed the barn, serving 432 attendees. Proceeds benefit participating MCC-Maple Woods student groups. Click a picture to …

Five finalists announced for new MCC mascot

Metropolitan Community College will have a new mascot in Fall 2018, but what will that mascot be? We now have an idea — and the MCC community is urged to let its voice be heard. Mascot suggestions were solicited in a contest open to everyone in the MCC community. A committee of students, faculty and …