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Students pitch new ideas to enhance the college experience at MCC-Longview

In ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, the no-nonsense judges don’t mince words, the competition for funding is fierce and both the judges and the competitors stand to benefit when a good investment is identified. In MCC-Longview’s version of Shark Tank, the judges aren’t as harsh and the competition is less cut-throat, but the benefits for(…)

Four MCC students earn statewide honor

Four MCC students were honored by the Missouri Community College Association yesterday in Jefferson City when they were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team. The honor, which recognizes the state’s top community college students, was bestowed on the following students: Heather Jochens (MCC‐Longview). Ms. Jochens is pursuing a degree in psychology. In addition to her(…)

Five MCC instructors receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to five outstanding MCC instructors who have received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  The honorees included: Becky Schuering, mathematics instructor, MCC-Blue River David Grady, machine tool instructor, MCC-Business & Technology Rory Perrodin, automotive technology instructor, MCC-Longview Dr. Chris Morrow, veterinary technology instructor, MCC-Maple Woods Greg Sanford, history instructor, MCC-Penn Valley The award,(…)

Southern Christian Leadership Conference Honors MCC-Longview President

Southern Christian Leadership Conference Honors MCC-Longview President

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Greater Kansas City honored MCC-Longview President Kirk Nooks on Jan. 16 with the 2014 Black Achievers in Business and Industry Award. Nooks also presented the keynote address at the SCLC’s annual Scholarship Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 18. “The entire college is honored when an employee earns an award(…)

Major area manufacturer turns to MCC for their higher education needs

Major area manufacturer turns to MCC for their higher education needs

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. appreciates the value of a well-educated workforce.  This fall, the Harrisonville manufacturer partnered with Metropolitan Community College to enroll 45 of their 250 employees in the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program for business management.  The first group of students, consisting of plant workers and administrative staff, started this(…)

Realizing a dream: an alumna success story

Realizing a dream: an alumna success story

Ever since she was a little girl, Eve McGee wanted to be a social worker. She wanted to help people and solve problems. Her parents, though, weren’t wild about the idea; they were concerned that Eve would be linked to a stereotype that attributes social workers to the unjust removal of children from their homes.(…)

On Veterans’ Day, a salute to those who have served

On Veterans’ Day, a salute to those who have served

A Veterans’ Day greeting from MCC Chancellor Mark James: Today, Veterans’ Day, is a time for all of us at MCC to stand up and salute the women and men who serve and have served our country, risking their lives to protect the freedom that characterizes our great nation. We appreciate the selflessness of these(…)

Five MCC students earn honors at state-wide convention

Five MCC students earn honors at state-wide convention

Five standout MCC students received leadership awards Friday in St. Louis at an honors ceremony that was part of the annual convention of the Missouri Community College Association. The students, each representing a different MCC campus, each received the 2013 Student Leadership Award. Here are their stories:   Jessica Brand is an active member of the MCC-Maple Woods(…)

MCC employees bring home MCCA honors

MCC employees bring home MCCA honors

Five standout MCC employees received awards this week in St. Louis at an honors ceremony that was part of the annual convention of the Missouri Community College Association. Four long-time employees received the 2013 Senior Service Award: Pam Stockman was honored for her service to MCC-Penn Valley, which began 20 years ago.  Stockman has been a vital part of Penn Valley’s(…)