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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 …

Young students working to be college-bound will be honored

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Each spring, High Aspirations Inc. has a celebratory breakfast banquet to honor and recognize young men who have made great strides over the past year. Mentors, participants, their families and guests come together to share in the accomplishments in the following areas: academic achievement, attendance and participation in High Aspirations activities, and relationship building with their mentors …

Ceremony marks opening of MCC-Penn Valley’s new student veterans lounge

MCC-Penn Valley student veterans on hand for the grand opening included (from left) Tyler O’Neil, who was active duty Air Force for six years (now a reservist); Tim Sanders and Lloyd Browne, members of the Army National Guard; and Richard Winston, who was active duty Army for 10 years, then served in the Missouri National Guard and the reserves.

Update, April 7: Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley officially opened its new student veterans lounge April 7 with speeches, a color guard, tours of the new space and red, white and blue cupcakes. At the ceremony, MCC Chancellor Mark James told those gathered near the lounge, on zero level of the Campus Center, that the event …

MCC-Penn Valley Coach Betty Lennox is Examiner’s Woman of the Year

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Not just a Woman of Distinction, but also Woman of the Year. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley women’s basketball Coach Betty Lennox can add both those titles to an already impressive list of achievements. Lennox was named the Woman of the Year at the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards luncheon March 24 in Independence. The event, held …

KC HealthTracks brings high school students interested in health careers to MCC

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In a big classroom in the Health Science Institute at Metropolitan Community College, high school kids sitting at long tables are being welcomed before the day gets officially underway. “You will have the opportunity to learn from the best and the brightest,” promises Dr. Cheryl Carpenter-Davis, dean of instruction at MCC-Penn Valley, which includes HSI. …

MCC-Penn Valley grad first to receive new national award for patient safety

Michael Blomquist- RN, CCRN and MCC graduate

Michael Blomquist, a Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley graduate, is the first recipient of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Blomquist is currently an educational specialist at the University of Kansas Hospital’s Zamierowski Institute for Experiential Learning. The Institute provides advanced health care education to ensure optimal education and patient outcomes at …

Documentary based on MCC instructor’s exploration of his family’s history to premiere at MCC-Penn Valley Feb. 23

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“The family is a person’s first stage of community.” This is the message from Lyle Gibson that resonates in the new documentary film on the history of his multiracial (African-American, American Indian and white) family.  Metropolitan Community College will host the public premiere of “Black Tie White Tie” with two free screenings Feb. 23 on …

Meet the woman behind the voice: MCC’s Millie Edwards Nottingham

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She is a familiar face to students on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus, but she is also known nationally for her lovely voice. Now, a recent honor is spreading the word around town to anyone unfamiliar with Millie Edwards Nottingham’s talent. Nottingham, a comprehensive literacy instructor at MCC for 11 years, was recently named …