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Trustees appoint three new members to MCC Foundation board

Matt Johnson, Ruth Stricklen Pullins and Wayne Strickland have joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. They were appointed Aug. 24 by the MCC Board of Trustees following nomination and approval by the Foundation board. The new members’ board terms run through 2020. Matt Johnson Johnson, of Olathe, is vice president of marketing …

At summer banquet, MCC-Blue River honors 2017-18 scholarship recipients

  Metropolitan Community College-Blue River honored its scholarship winners for the upcoming school year at a special summer banquet. The scholarship banquet was held June 29 in the campus gym, with more than 160 attendees on hand to celebrate the scholarship recipients. MCC-Blue River President Michael Banks, Ed.D., delivered the welcome and discussed the value …

New and existing MCC scholarships could ease student loan rate increase

Students who are working on solutions to meet the rate increase on federal student loans effective July 1 should look to the growing scholarship opportunities at Metropolitan Community College. The U.S. Treasury Department recently raised interest rates for federal student loans for both undergraduate and graduate students. New loans disbursed from July 1, 2017, to …

An MCC scholarship helped her become a police officer

The Grandview Police Department is always looking for ways for its police force to mirror the community. Metropolitan Community College wants to help with that mission and place graduates of its police academy. Those goals come together with MCC’s Move Toward the Badge scholarship, the first of which was awarded in January to Kaitlyn (Kate) …

MCC-Business and Technology launches apprenticeship program

Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology has developed a modern apprenticeship program designed to address the growing skills gap and meet the needs of changing industries. According to the 2015 Manufacturing Institute Report, 60 percent of the 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled by 2025. The MCC-Business & Technology degree-seeking registered apprenticeship program will help …

Together we saw great success, Chancellor James says at farewell

He may have agreed only to “a little cake after the board meeting,” but Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Mark James’ final Board of Trustees meeting involved a bit more than that. James, MCC’s chancellor since 2010, was presented with two resolutions of commendation (one from the College, one from Kansas City Mayor Sly James), a …

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 …

Institute for Workforce Innovation workshop highlights benefits of Missouri Works program

The Institute for Workforce Innovation (IWI) at Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology recently hosted and conducted a workshop on the Missouri Works Customized Training (MCT) program to assist local companies interested in applying for state funds. IWI invited current and potential clients to the workshop, which included discussions on funding eligibility, allowable training costs, details …

New Business & Technology grad wins a new tool box

When Jakob McCoy saw the message on his telephone that he had won a tool box, he assumed that it was for his pickup truck. Imagine his surprise when he realized it was a 41-inch, 11-drawer tool chest made by Grainger. “It was pretty exciting when I saw that it was a full-size tool box,” …

#MCCGrads2017: A big step for newest MCC-Business & Technology alums

Beaming smiles and tassels were plentiful as dozens of Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology students became alumni Wednesday during the college’s commencement at Municipal Auditorium. “This is a tremendous achievement for our students as they take the next step in their careers or the first step toward a rewarding career,” said Dr. Jackie Gill, president …