Lind Joins Advising Staff at MCC-Longview

Brett Lind recently joined the advising staff at MCC-Longview. He comes to Longview after spending nearly 10 years as the Kansas City area regional recruiter for Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. After graduating from Northwest with a Bachelor of Science in Finance (1998) and Master of Business Administration (1999), Lind worked at the Federal …

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan holds town hall at Penn Valley

Increasing college access and graduation rates for Hispanic residents was the focus of a community event Sept. 18 at MCC-Penn Valley that featured U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and National Council of La Raza CEO Janet Murguia. The forum, which drew hundreds of educators and Latino leaders, was part of  a White House initiative called …

Rojas named as chair for 2013 Five Star Gala

CiCi Rojas, vice president of community engagement for Truman Medical Centers, has just been announced as the chairperson for MCC’s 2013 Five Star Gala. Rojas serves on the board of the MCC Foundation, the college’s nonprofit arm that raises money for student scholarships and other student-support initiatives. In her role as chairperson of the Five …

MCC to provide job training for domestic violence shelters

The MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation is partnering with LINCWorks and the Metropolitan Family Violence Coalition on a new initiative to bring job training opportunities to shelter residents.  Twelve students will be awarded scholarships through LINCWorks to enroll in I.W.I. job certification courses. In addition to training for in-demand career fields such as healthcare and …

Rep. Cleaver honors successful completion of Sustainability Center project

Emanuel Cleaver, II, U.S. Representative for Missouri’s 5th Congressional District, visited MCC-Penn Valley on Aug. 20 to mark the successful completion of the Sustainability Center project.  More than fifty people attended the event, including representatives from partner organizations, students, MCC staff and faculty, and members of the media. Congressman Cleaver was the featured speaker, but …

Scholarship fund gets boost in memory of beloved pet

When Karen and Stephen Clegg’s dog, Auriel, died unexpectedly in 2007, the couple wanted to do something to honor their beloved pet’s memory. Impressed by the outstanding care provided by the MCC-Maple Woods-trained veterinary technologists at their veterinarian’s office, the Cleggs decided to establish an MCC scholarship in Auriel’s name to support the vet tech …

MCC-Cass County hosts briefing for county leaders

Dr. Andrew Underwood, superintendent of Belton School District #124, was among dozens of Cass County civic, business and education leaders who attended Breakfast with MCC, a recent briefing for the Belton community about MCC-Cass County‘s class offerings. Dr. Underwood delivered brief remarks at the event, which was held at the Belton High School complex. Other …