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MCC support needed for College Connections Center (C3)

This summer, the Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) will be opening the College Connections Center (C3) at the MCC-Penn Valley campus.  C3 is a no-cost service for Kansas City metro area students transitioning from high school to college. When most high school students graduate, they have every intention of attending college.  But something happens between …

Northwest, MCC partner to provide A+ opportunities in St. Joseph

College-bound students in St. Joseph will soon have the opportunity to use their A+ scholarship money locally. Northwest Missouri State University and Metropolitan Community College (MCC) today announce a new partnership with the St. Joseph School District to provide space and resources that will assist St. Joseph high school students who are eligible for A+. …

MCC hosts fourth annual RCCA conference

MCC will host the fourth annual Regional Community College Assessment Conference at the Penn Valley campus.  Staff, faculty and administrators from 22 colleges across the Midwest are meeting today in Kansas City to talk about ways to improve the capture of student data as a means to improving student learning. Representatives from colleges in Kansas, …

MCC-Business and Technology President announced

Please join us in welcoming Hasan Naima, Ph.D., the new president of MCC-Business and Technology. Naima comes to MCC from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, North Carolina, where he currently serves as dean of engineering and business technologies.  There, he is responsible for more than 100 full- and part-time faculty and staff in 15 programs of study. …

Interested in grant funding? Check out the MCC Grants Library

If you or your department have ever been interested in applying for grant funding, we have great news for you. The Resource Development department has created the MCC Grants Library. The Grants Library will be your go-to source for historical information on MCC grant-funded projects.  This information could help you identify funding sources for your …

National organization recognizes medical interpreter courses

Nine MCC medical interpreter courses have been recognized by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), a national organization that promotes excellence in sign language services. The courses approved by RID include: Advanced Interpreting Technique Advanced Medical Interpreting Skills Women’s Health, Labor and Delivery Pediatrics Mental Health Cultural Competency for Interpreters Understanding Medical Interpreter …

MCC signs agreement with WGU

MCC Chancellor Mark James shakes hands with WGU Missouri Chancellor Angie Besendorfer as they announce an agreement easing the way for MCC grads to achieve their goal of a bachelor’s degree with WGU Missouri.   MCC and WGU Missouri  announced today the signing of an articulation agreement that allows MCC graduates and staff to apply for free …

MCC employee receives Mother Evelyn O’Neill Award

Barbara Friedmann, outreach manager for the MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation, received the 2014 Mother Evelyn O’Neill Award today.  The award, presented by St. Teresa’s Academy, recognizes excellence in leadership, community service or educational reform.  Barb was honored for her long-standing role as a community leader and activist in the Kansas City area. Barb has …

Four MCC students earn statewide honor

Four MCC students were honored by the Missouri Community College Association yesterday in Jefferson City when they were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team. The honor, which recognizes the state’s top community college students, was bestowed on the following students: Heather Jochens (MCC‐Longview). Ms. Jochens is pursuing a degree in psychology. In addition to her …

Five 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, …