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MCC-Longview PTK chapter collecting water for Flint, Mich.

The Metropolitan Community College-Longview Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter has launched a community service project to help a community that continues to be in the national headlines. From Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the PTK students will be collecting water for Flint, Mich. The collection station is in the MCC-Longview Campus Center cafeteria. The …

New MCC grad’s advice: Apply for scholarships, and get involved

Annalise Padgett

  Annalise Padgett, who graduated from MCC-Longview in May, is now heading off to Chicago to complete her undergraduate degree in communications at Loyola University. At MCC she earned an associate of arts in communications with a focus on advocacy and social policy. Her goal is to work as a liaison between nonprofit organizations and …

MCC-Longview president shares his thoughts on helping students

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MCC-Longview President Dr. Kirk Nooks joined a national conversation about youthful community college presidents and chancellors. Nooks, part of Generation X, was one of four officials interviewed in a recent article in Community College Daily, an online publication of the American Association of Community Colleges. Nooks talked about his sense of urgency. Being in Generation X “gives me a …

#MCCGrads2016: For Bell family, three kids and three MCC diplomas

Josiah Bell Longview 2016

The email read: “Thank you to the Longview Administration, Faculty and Staff for being such an important part of our children’s educational journey! We are so grateful for the investment you made in each of their lives.” It was signed “The Bell Family.” After May 12, three Bell children will have walked across the stage …

New MCC-Longview grad plans to become a U.S. senator

Gordon Adolphson at MCC's commencement exercises May 12

This year he was Gordon Adolphson, student government president at MCC-Longview. A few years down the road: Gordon Adolphson, U.S. senator? That’s his plan, and if Phase 1 was the two years he served in MCC-Longview’s Student Government Association (first as a senator), Phase 2 will be this summer. The day after picking up his …

Photo album: 2016 Flights of Fancy kite fest at MCC-Longview

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Wow! Organizers of the 2016 Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival at MCC-Longview in Lee’s Summit estimated attendance (based on car counts) of 36,000 people. That’s substantially more than the 24,000 who came to the last kite festival in 2014. It was a beautiful day, though: Cloudy much of the time, but the sun burst …

At SkillsUSA state championships, MCC students win 10 gold medals

SkillsUSA

MCC students had a fantastic showing in the SkillsUSA Missouri State Championships. MCC-Longview Automotive had four students and MCC-Business & Technology Campus had two students representing MCC in the competition. Those six students brought home a total of TEN medals and TWO are now heading to the national competition. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, …

Look up! MCC-Longview’s Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Fest is Saturday

Flights of Fancy 2010

Better start stretching your neck now: The Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, April 16, on the picturesque lawn of Metropolitan Community College-Longview in Lee’s Summit. The annual* event is “one of the biggest kite festivals anywhere” and draws people from throughout Missouri and Kansas, says Tami …