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

These are a few of the items collected so far for MCC-Penn Valley's Scout's Cupboard food pantry.

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

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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

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Artist Robert Anthony

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

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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

Katie Walker is graduated on the commencement stage by MCC-Penn Valley President Dr. Joe Seabrooks.

  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

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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 …

Judges, politicians at MCC-Penn Valley talk about ‘Just Mercy’

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Update: Here are some photos from the “Just Mercy” Common Read Convention April 22 at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. Click any picture to see it larger.                                     Original story from April 21, 2016: Several local notable judges and …

MCC student’s winning ‘Jazz at 100’ poster unveiled

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Kansas City is world-renowned for its rich jazz legacy. The roots of Kansas City jazz are quite varied, but experts say it was 1916 when the word “jazz” was first printed in a local publication. A century after jazz was born, the art form continues today in clubs and at events throughout the region and …