MCC-Maple Woods partners with Shepherd’s Center Central to offer learning opportunites for 50+ students

MCC-Maple Woods has partnered with Shepherd’s Center Central to introduce THE 50 FORWARD CLUBTM and is accepting charter memberships effective immediately. “This new club is exclusively for people age 50+ with no residency restrictions and includes a wide range of benefits and opportunities. THE 50 FORWARD CLUBTM is in line with Shepherd’s Center Central’s mission …

Performance Scheduled

Twenty-five Acting I and II students will present Monologues for Harvesters at 12:35 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at Metropolitan Community College, 20301 E. 78, Independence. The MCC-Blue River students will perform several one-person character studies, ranging from one to three minutes, for a class grade. The performances will be held in room 124 …

Boy Scouts expected to earn 100+ merit badges during one-day workshop at MCC-BT

Boy Scouts from 27 Kansas City area troops will visit Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology (MCC-BT) Saturday, February 8 for the third annual Boy Scout Merit Badge Round-Up.  This one-day workshop offers Boy Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges in several areas including: welding, computers, drafting, metal work, electronics, geocaching, nuclear science, radio, robotics, …

The MCC-Maple Woods veterinary technology program was recently awarded Chapter of the Year and Advisor of the Year by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America. The awards are given to chapters who focus on the success of their students, as well as engage the community. The vet tech class at Maple Woods, along …

Tiffani Ohmer: learning early about the value of community service.

As a hospital volunteer, Tiffani Ohmer expected to chat with patients. But, the MCC-Blue River student didn’t know life lessons would spring from such informal encounters. “You wouldn’t think going and putting Band-Aids in someone’s room would have much effect,” Ohmer said. Ohmer volunteers weekly, re-stocking medical supplies in patient rooms at Centerpoint Medical Center …

Kansas City rolls out the welcome mat for ATS

The Kansas City Aviation Department hosted a reception this morning for Aviation Technical Services (ATS), which will be opening a new facility at Kansas City International Airport this year.  ATS, an Everett, Wash.-based company, will sign off on their lease agreement as of tomorrow, Feb. 1, with plans to go operational by April. Governor Jay …

MCC-Business & Technology ranked in top 150 community colleges, for the second time

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program this week named Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges. This is the second time MCC-Business & Technology has been acknowledged by the Aspen Institute and invited to apply for …

Southern Christian Leadership Conference Honors MCC-Longview President

Nooks

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Greater Kansas City honored MCC-Longview President Kirk Nooks on Jan. 16 with the 2014 Black Achievers in Business and Industry Award. Nooks also presented the keynote address at the SCLC’s annual Scholarship Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 18. “The entire college is honored when an employee earns an award …

VIDEO: Serving Communities — Turning a day off into a day on.

Hundreds of Metropolitan Community College students and employees spent their day off helping various not-for-profit organizations throughout Kansas City. Embodying the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MCC once again hosted the MLK Day of Service where volunteers were invited to help give back to the Kansas City community through a number of charitable …

American Association of University Women Scholarship

The American Association of University Women is offering a scholarship for women who are re-entering school after a break of five or more years. The award consists of either $500 cash or a scholarship to be paid to a college on the recipient’s behalf. Eligible students must have been out of either high school or …