MCC-Penn Valley

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(…)

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.(…)