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New MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty welcomed at Union Station event

Metropolitan Community College’s eighth chancellor was introduced to the community June 19 at an event in Kansas City’s Union Station, with each speaker’s words echoing throughout the majestic old building. A long line of employees and community members formed to greet Dr. Kimberly Beatty, who’s coming to MCC from Houston Community College, where she’s vice …

Dr. Kimberly Beatty named new MCC chancellor; public reception June 19

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees has named Dr. Kimberly Beatty the eighth chancellor of the institution, succeeding Mark James, who will retire at the end of June. Dr. Beatty, currently serving as vice chancellor for instructional services and chief academic officer at Houston Community College, will be introduced to the Kansas City community …

MCC, Northwest Missouri State work together to save students time, money

Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University will launch a pilot program in Fall 2017 that, through a concurrent enrollment model, meets a joint goal of increasing the number of students completing associate and bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format. The partnership will provide students with an opportunity to complete both an Associate of …

State higher education board green-lights MCC student success program

The state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education along with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have approved Metropolitan Community College’s participation in the Guided Pathways to Success pilot program. MCC is one of just five colleges chosen to implement the initiative. The program focuses on developing clear “degree pathways” designed to keep students on track …

MCC-Penn Valley student Chebet Buckner wins Chancellor’s MLK Scholarship

Chebet Buckner, a “wonderfully impassioned” and “highly gifted” early college student, is the 2017 recipient of the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. Buckner, who just turned 18, was presented with the scholarship at a luncheon Jan. 20 at MCC-Penn Valley. She will graduate from MCC and Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in May. The Early …

MCC Chancellor Mark James named one of Ingram’s most powerful business leaders

Chancellor Mark James

We are proud to announce that ChancelIor Mark James was named to Ingram’s list of most powerful business leaders in the Kansas City area.   Ingram’s magazine, a local business publication, highlights  business, industry and economic development trends throughout the bi-state region. The publication explained its methodology in choosing the top 250 business leaders in the …

MCC scholarship honors fallen hero, alumnus

100 Years, 100 Stories A Kearney, MO, native and Navy SEAL’s name lives on through a scholarship for Metropolitan Community College students. In remembrance of athlete and national hero Matt Mason, the MCC Foundation, along with Matt’s friends and family, established a scholarship to be awarded to future baseball players who exhibit the navy SEAL’s …

Metropolitan Community College and Missouri State work together to make transfers easy for students

Metropolitan Community College and Missouri State University announced the signing of a new articulation agreement. The arrangement between MCC and the public university system located in Springfield, Missouri  is designed to provide a smooth transition for students who will transfer from MCC to Missouri State. The new transfer agreements focus on the areas of Art, Communication Studies, …

MCC Chancellor Mark James is thrilled with new legislation that will provide building upgrades for the College

Metropolitan Community College will receive $4  million after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a package of bills for roughly 300 million dollars in bonds to repair and renovate buildings across the Missouri. Chancellor Mark James has been working alongside community college and  university leaders for the past two years to bring these important funding issues …