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MCC-Penn Valley instructors are superhuman volunteers

Metropolitan Community College biology instructors by day, superhuman experts by night? In a manner of speaking, yes. Two MCC-Penn Valley instructors have donated hundreds of hours to assist with the “Body Worlds” exhibit at Kansas City’s Union Station. It continues through Oct. 23. MCC’s Steven Lewis and Gene Cota have each completed more than 100 …

Interim president for MCC-Penn Valley named

Dr. Tony Ross, most recently vice president for student affairs at California State University-Los Angeles, has been named interim president of the MCC-Penn Valley campus. Ross is stepping in as Dr. Joe Seabrooks leaves MCC for a community college presidency in Dallas. Seabrooks served as president at MCC-Penn Valley and, before that, at MCC-Blue River. …

Students who need food at home can get help from Scouts’ Cupboard

Dawinderpreet Brar can’t forget a conversation last spring with one of her College 100 students. “Can you help me with this assignment?” he asked. “We talked about this for an hour in class,” she reminded him. “Don’t you remember?” His response was heartbreaking. “No,” he told her. “I was just really hungry and I couldn’t …

Mobile Market brings fresh produce to MCC-Penn Valley every Wednesday

Update, July 13: Here are pictures from the Mobile Market’s first day at MCC-Penn Valley. A little rain didn’t keep enthusiastic MCC employees and neighbors away. Don’t forget — the Mobile Market will stop at Penn Valley each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in a parking lot near Carter Art Center. Scroll down …

MCC student’s art is featured in a nationally renowned art publication

Robert Anthony left a 10-year career in corporate marketing to pursue his passion for ceramics, photography and design technology. He is studying at the Carter Art Center on the MCC-Penn Valley campus. His work is currently featured in C-File, a nationally renowned online magazine that focuses on contemporary ceramic art and design. The featured sculptures were …

Toasting 50 years of MCC’s nursing program with two founding faculty members

Rosemary Atkins and Sharon Cook have been away from Metropolitan Community College for years, but just the other night, Atkins dreamed she was back in the classroom as a guest nursing instructor. Could be she’d been ruminating on this year’s big anniversary: MCC, then known as Metropolitan Junior College, launched its two-year nursing program in …

Law school is the dream for new MCC-Penn Valley grad

  One of the members of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley’s graduating class of 2016 has set her sights on law school, but for a moment there, she almost changed her mind. Katie Walker, 23, came to the Kansas City area when her father moved here from Michigan for work. She enrolled at MCC in 2014 …

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

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 …