Former MCC-Longview Lakers pitcher edges closer to Major League play

In the world of baseball, Lee Stoppelman is a fast learner. MCC-Longview Lakers Baseball Coach Clint Culbertson easily places this former player in that category. Culbertson said Stoppelman, now a professional in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, recently advanced from AA to AAA in quick succession. Culbertson said Stoppelman could easily make a leap from this, …

MCC in the news: Driving simulator highlights growing problem

We all know that it’s a dangerous choice to operate a vehicle while impaired–but it’s not just drugs and alcohol that contribute to unsafe driving. While many colleges take steps to prevent students from driving while under the influence, MCC is taking things a step further – aiming to prevent driving while distracted. As part of a month-long …

Continuing the pursuit: bilingual healthcare graduates one year later

Last fall, sixteen students completed Preparados en Salud, Kansas City’s first bilingual healthcare training program, and earned certified nursing assistant (CNA) credentials. Now, less than a year later, nine of the Preparados students have gone on to pursue licensed practical nursing (LPN) credentials, the next step on the nursing career ladder.  Three students who graduated from the LPN program …

MCC in the news: CDL instructor talks trucks

Check out this KCTV5 segment, which features John Malicoat, program coordinator and instructor in MCC’s CDL-A (commercial driver’s license, class A) training program. KCTV5 multimedia journalist Justin Schmidt interviewed Malicoat on Tuesday for a story on a proposed KCMO city ordinance that would ban so-called jake braking, a mechanism for slowing 18-wheel trucks that some consider too noisy. Malicoat took …

Welcome, new students!

MCC’s five campuses have all been bustling this week with the excitement of welcoming new students, and we’re proud to have a group of returning students leading the welcome efforts. Volunteering as Peer Leaders, returning students from each campus have been helping new students and their families get acquainted with the campus and with the …