MCC bids farewell to campus president Utpal Goswami

Friends and colleagues gathered Dec. 12 to say goodbye to Metropolitan Community College-Longview President Utpal Goswami, who will become superintendent/president of Santa Barbara City College in California. He will begin his new role in January. Goswami spoke briefly at the event, stating that it is bittersweet to leave MCC at a time when so many positive initiatives …

New A.A.S. in agriculture degree expected to be offered starting in 2020-21

A new associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in agriculture, with emphasis areas of agribusiness, animal science and plant science, has been approved by Metropolitan Community College’s Board of Trustees. The new degree option is expected to be available to students starting in 2020-21. The agriculture degree program was developed by MCC veterinary technology faculty …

MCC’s apprenticeship program named ‘Provider of the Year’ by state of Missouri

Metropolitan Community College’s apprenticeship program has received the “Provider of the Year” award from the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development. At the Apprenticeship Missouri Summit held Nov. 12 in Columbia, Gov. Mike Parson presented the award to MCC Vice Chancellor of Instruction Caron Daugherty and MCC Apprenticeship Manager Shonda Atwater. “The MCC …

MCC employees honored with Excellence in Teaching, Senior Service Awards

Seven Metropolitan Community College employees were honored at the Missouri Community College Association’s 2019 convention, held Nov. 6-8 in Kansas City. This year’s honorees are: Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Susan Blaser MCC-Business & Technology lineman coordinator/instructor Blaser has been a full-time instructor for MCC since 2008. Under her leadership, the lineman program has …

Ed Gordon, Willie Lanier, Mayor Quinton Lucas to speak at MLK lunch Jan. 17

Veteran journalist and TV personality Ed Gordon will be the featured panelist at the Metropolitan Community College Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, to be held Friday, Jan. 17, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Former Kansas City Chiefs player Willie Lanier will be a special guest panelist along with Kansas City Mayor Quinton …

MCC awarded a $140,000 apprenticeship grant, part of national initiative

Metropolitan Community College has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges. The Expanding Community College Apprenticeships (ECCA) initiative is led by AACC, with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs and services throughout the country. “With this grant MCC will expand registered …