#MCCGrads2019: More photos from commencement

We have more photos to share from Metropolitan Community College’s commencement May 16. These photos were taken by GradImages photographers, the same people who took lots of pictures of individual grads that night. The company has sent photo proofs to students who provided an email or mailing address. If you have any questions, you can …

MCC soccer recruit becomes a Wolf and a U.S. citizen

Eduardo Alonso underwent two big changes in the same day. First he became a U.S. citizen on May 15. Later that day, he launched his college career by signing a letter of intent to play soccer for Metropolitan Community College. Alonso goes by the nickname “Lalo.” He graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia and …

MCC baseball player signs with the Milwaukee Brewers

Kevin Hardin’s field of dreams may be in Milwaukee. The Brewers selected the Metropolitan Community College first baseman with the 1,003rd pick in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball draft. “It’s an opportunity that I have been working for for a long time,” Hardin told  the Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal. “It’s definitely a blessing …

New ADA entrances added to MCC Administrative Center

A new entrance that’s compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been added to the ground level of Metropolitan Community College’s Administrative Center. It replaces the old access to the building through the parking garage and includes a new ramp that will make entry easier. MCC Chief Facilities Officer Jeff Ullman says …

‘Agent of change’ who brings hope to others honored with national fellowship

It’s an honor that Crystal Rhodes didn’t see coming. The Metropolitan Community College-Longview student has been awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship. Rhodes says she didn’t know the fellowship even existed or that she was being considered. The Newman Civic Fellowship supports students’ personal, professional and civic development. That includes resources to help fuel their passion and …

#MCCGrads2019: More photos from commencement

Once again, we’d like to congratulate the nearly 2,400 Metropolitan Community College students who earned more than 3,000 associate degrees and certificates this year. Here we’re sharing another batch of photos from the May 16 commencement ceremony at Municipal Auditorium. To view our first photo gallery and the commencement livestream video, click on this link: …

Brian Hurley, MCC cybersecurity coordinator, wins national faculty award

Metropolitan Community College instructor Brian Hurley is one of 22 honorees nationwide to receive the 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award from the American Association of Community Colleges. Hurley is cybersecurity program coordinator and a computer science and information systems (CSIS) instructor at MCC-Blue River in Independence. He became an MCC faculty member in …

MCC announces Dean’s List honorees for Spring 2019

Metropolitan Community College has announced the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. About one-fifth of students enrolled were awarded the academic honor. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. Earning Dean’s List recognition is an indication of …

Thomas Meyer, Ph.D., appointed president of MCC’s Blue River, Business & Technology campuses

Thomas W. Meyer, Ph.D., has been named president of Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River and Business & Technology campuses. Meyer is coming to Kansas City from Lehigh Carbon Community College in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, where he is vice president for academic services and student development. Meyer’s appointment was approved by the MCC Board of Trustees …