MCC-Penn Valley

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(…)

MCC hosts college and career showcase Oct. 29

MCC hosts college and career showcase Oct. 29

Metropolitan Community College is hosting an event next week that will make it easier for prospective and current students to select a career path. The Explore College & Career Showcase will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., on every MCC campus.  Prospective students will learn about MCC’s degree and certificate programs, financial aid and admissions(…)

MCC awarded $12.2 million to improve student support

MCC awarded $12.2 million to improve student support

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Metropolitan Community College more than $12 million for the five-campus college system to enhance its support of at-risk and underserved students. The grant award is part of the Dept. of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program, which helps postsecondary schools expand their capacity to serve students through improvement and strengthening of academic quality, institutional(…)

Cathy Broski to explore ‘Dreams & Journeys’ at Carter Art Center Gallery

Artist Cathy Broski will present ‘Dreams and Journeys,’ an exhibit on display at the Carter Art Center Gallery at MCC-Penn Valley, beginning Oct. 4 and running through Nov. 9. The exhibit will open this Friday with a First Fridays reception from 6 to 9 p.m., with an artist talk beginning at 6 p.m. Complimentary wine and cheese will be available.(…)

HBCU Experience introduces students to further higher ed opportunities

HBCU Experience introduces students to further higher ed opportunities

On Sept. 20, more than 700 high school students attended the third annual HBCU Experience, a premier college transfer and recruitment fair featuring historically black colleges and universities, hosted by MCC-Penn Valley. The event was designed to introduce HBCUs to high school and community college students as a transfer option, according to Joe Seabrooks, Ph.D., president of MCC-Penn Valley.(…)

Mayor Sly James almost chose a different career, thanks to MCC

When Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James, an alumnus of MCC-Penn Valley, stopped by the campus on Friday, he was nostalgic about his days at the college. “My experience at Penn Valley almost led me to choose a different career path,” James quipped during a tour of the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute. When he attended classes at the campus(…)

Health Science Institute event to feature national CDC expert

  Next month, the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute will host a national CDC expert at an event co-sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).  Dr. Elizabeth Kenimer Leibach will present Making Healthcare Safer, where she will share with local healthcare professionals her experiences on implementing evidence-based practices to create higher quality in healthcare and laboratory medicine. Leibach is principal officer for(…)

MCC in the news: Francis Institute director weighs in on universal pre-K

As officials in the Kansas City Missouri School District are considering the benefits and drawbacks of implementing universal pre-kindergarten, one thing is certain: more early-childhood classrooms = more early childhood teachers. And just where and how the district is going to come up with these additional teachers was the subject of a recent Kansas City(…)