MCC-Penn Valley

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,(…)

On the Road to Cultural Competency Event

On the Road to Cultural Competency Event

The Kansas City Cultural Competency Initiative (KCCCI) is hosting their first annual conference on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center: On the Road to Cultural Competency 2014 Impacting Individual and Organizational Change 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This daylong event will focus on the importance and inclusion of diversity, and will(…)

MCC honors LINCWorks graduates

MCC honors LINCWorks graduates

On Dec. 5, friends and family braved the winter weather to celebrate the graduation of MCC’s LINCWorks scholars at the Penn Valley campus.  Since last spring, 50 students have received GEDs and career training through the LINCWorks scholarship program.  At the graduation ceremony, GEDs were conferred, as well as certifications in such courses as certified(…)

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(…)

Am I My Brother’s Keeper: young men learn about empowerment, responsibility at conference

Am I My Brother’s Keeper: young men learn about empowerment, responsibility at conference

More than 200 high school and college aged men attended the second annual Am I My Brother’s Keeper conference at MCC-Penn Valley on Friday, Oct. 25. The day-long conference focused on empowerment, networking, motivation, leadership development and personal responsibility for Latino and African American men. Conference presenters included educators with first-hand knowledge and experience of the challenges facing(…)

A national model for innovation: school leaders from Colo. visit KC to learn from MCC

A national model for innovation: school leaders from Colo. visit KC to learn from MCC

A group of administrators from the St. Vrain Valley School District in Denver, Colo. are the latest in a series of school officials who have looked to MCC as a model for educational and workforce program innovation. Eight representatives from St. Vrain Valley visited Kansas City last week to explore four programs, some of which have already gained national attention. The group’s(…)