For Those Who Have Served: MCC veterans business event Nov. 14

Metropolitan Community College is helping military veterans who own businesses connect with governmental entities and large corporations in need of goods or services. The Outreach Business Forum “For Those Who Have Served” will be Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center, 31st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The event is sponsored by Black & …

Photo gallery: 2017 MCC-Longview Literary Festival

About 300 people attended the ninth annual MCC-Longview Literary Festival on Oct. 27, which featured some 20 authors, editors and publishers. The keynote speaker, alternate history novelist James Young, was ” a huge hit,” according to project coordinator and MCC-Longview English instructor Susan Satterfield. The festival, in the campus’ Cultural Arts Center, included readings, panel …

MCC testing center earns kudos from a CEO

“The testing center makes a difference.” So says Michael Hendricks, CEO of a local technology company, who singles out for praise the Testing Center at MCC’s Business & Technology campus. Hendricks is a big believer in lifelong learning and employees expanding their knowledge base and skills. Serious wall space at his company, SureHosting Internet Solutions …

Civility and Respect Series features Pearl Rovaris-MacDonald

Metropolitan Community College staff and faculty are invited to celebrate cultural diversity and register for the 2017-18 Civility and Respect Series. This year’s keynote speaker is Pearl Rovaris-MacDonald. She’s given more than 1,500 presentations nationwide, covering topics like communication, diversity, team building and stress management. She has also worked as a comedian at ComedyCity in …

John Chawana named MCC vice chancellor of institutional effectiveness, research and technology

John M. Chawana, Ph.D., has been named Metropolitan Community College’s vice chancellor of institutional effectiveness, research and technology. Chawana’s appointment by Chancellor Kimberly Beatty was approved Oct. 19 by the Board of Trustees. He will start his new position Oct. 30. Chawana comes to MCC from Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, where he …

Seventh year for MCC-Maple Woods Haunted Barn

It’s their seventh year for haunting. The Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program is again hosting its“Haunted Barn” event. The MCC community and general public are invited. Here are the event specifics. MCC-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program’s Haunted Barn: Dates:  Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, Time:  8-11 p.m. Location:  MCC-Maple Woods (Vet …

MCC-Maple Woods annual Adopt a Pet program works to find forever homes

It is that time of the year when the Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program is working to find forever homes for the animals the students have been working with this semester. Meet Darla and Jetta, just two of the charming critters available for adoption. Darla is an eight-month-old, female, domestic short-haired cat. Jetta …

Dr. Beatty to employees at in-service: I want you to dream again

At MCC’s annual employee in-service Oct. 17, Chancellor Kimberly Beatty discussed areas of opportunity for the College and announced some new initiatives. Employees also recognized colleagues for their years of service to MCC, heard from motivational speaker James Nowlin about living a life of purpose, and attended breakout sessions presented by colleagues on a variety …