MCC-Penn Valley’s Millie Nottingham honored for Excellence in Teaching

Reading instructor Millie Edwards Nottingham has been named MCC-Penn Valley’s recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The annual accolade goes to instructors from each community college campus in Missouri. “I’m honored  to receive this award,” Nottingham said. “I accept it for all who work at and for Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. No matter …

MCC-Penn Valley hosts hundreds of Science Olympiad competitors

More than 300 students from 24 schools took part in the regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 4, at MCC-Penn Valley. The 28 teams of competitors came from schools and districts including North Kansas City Schools, Park Hill School District, Blue Springs School District, Excelsior Springs School District, Pembroke Hill School, Notre Dame de Sion …

MCC makes connections at forum for diverse business owners

2017 marks the fifth year Metropolitan Community College is hosting an event that helps the Kansas City area community grow stronger, as it provides a unique opportunity for local businesses and organizations to make diverse connections. On Tuesday, March 14, the Human Resource and Purchasing Department of Metropolitan Community College, in partnership with DST, Hallmark, …

KCPS sixth-graders check out college life at MCC

Kansas City Public Schools sixth-graders from 19 schools recently turned into college students, at least for a couple of hours. About 900 students were expected on the MCC-Penn Valley and MCC-Business & Technology campuses Feb. 28 and March 1. The groups were split into morning and afternoon sessions both days. Kids2College is a national initiative …

MCC work-study students help refugee families at KC’s Somali Center

Energetic. Dedicated. A blessing. Those are just some of the words of praise about Metropolitan Community College work-study students from the  director of a local enterprise focused on helping refugee families. MCC’s work-study program seeks to match a student’s financial needs with an environment that allows them to earn a paycheck while enhancing their educational …

MCC students aim high to capture Al Roker’s attention

Students at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City are going to great heights to get “Today” show weatherman Al Roker to come to this “neck of the woods.” MCC has officially invited the NBC personality to the MCC-Business & Technology campus for his upcoming 50-state “Rokerthon” tour. In a Facebook video posted Feb. 24, MCC students and …

Six MCC students earn spots on All-Missouri Academic Team

Six Metropolitan Community College students have been named to the 2017 All-Missouri Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa and the Missouri Community College Association. Forty community college students from across the state received the honor. MCC’s winners: First Team (10 honorees; $500 scholarships): Traycie Williams of Kansas City North, MCC-Blue River   Second Team (10 …

Missouri lawmakers meet with MCC campus presidents

Metropolitan Community College campus presidents spent time in the state’s capital the week of Feb. 20 to talk with lawmakers about the importance of community college and the direct impact higher education has on training and educating the next generation. MCC students were also part of the delegation to Jefferson City. Thirteen students from MCC-Longview …