Honors for MCC-Longview PTK students, advisors, President Grogan

Scholar students from the MCC-Longview chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Kappa Tau, traveled across the state for the regional PTK convention in St. Charles, Mo. and came away with several accolades. The chapter earned two prestigious chapter awards: the Five Star Chapter Development Award, the highest recognition for a chapter fulfilling scholarship, leadership, and service requirements; and …

MCC-Penn Valley art students earn scholarships

MCC-Penn Valley’s Carter Art Center kicked off its annual student art exhibit with a scholarship awards reception on Friday, April 12. The reception honored four students with a $300 MCC scholarship and two students with a $125 MCC scholarship Gerald Hodge, Courtney Roberts, David Heather, JD Western, Steven Aranda and Nicki Rodgers and recognized 40 students …

MCC in the news: service learning class gets down and dirty

When Keet Kopecky lists “pick up trash” as an assignment on the syllabus for his biology class at MCC-Longview, he’s not joking. Each year, Kopecky’s class joins Project Blue River Rescue to clean up trash from the river. On a recent Saturday, the students gathered with other volunteers to rid Blue River of refuse that is both unsightly and harmful to …

Patrons Party honors gala sponsors, volunteers

Sponsors and other supporters of the 2013 Five Star Gala gathered on Thursday to meet this year’s honorees, the Lamar Hunt family, at a pre-gala Patrons Party hosted by UMB Financial Corporation. The reception, held at UMB’s downtown Kansas City office, recognized the gala committee, sponsors, and Honorary Chairs Jean and Bill Dunn, Sr. Guests enjoyed the UMB …

MCC-Maple Woods to host USIP event

MCC-Maple Woods has received $2,000 in funding support from the Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).  The support will enable MCC-Maple Woods to host a conference on Friday, April 26, 2013 around issues of post-conflict resolution in Rwanda following the 1994 genocide. The conference will be held …

Look To the Skies at MCC-Longview Flights of Fancy

Kites will be soaring in the skies over MCC-Longview at the Flights of Fancy kite festival, presented by Farmers Insurance, Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This will be the seventh annual kite festival held on the MCC-Longview campus at 500 SW Longview Road in Lee’s Summit. The free, family-friendly event features dazzling …