Two MCC employees named to KC Black Achievers Society

Two Metropolitan Community College employees, John Hudson and Eric Thompson, have been inducted into the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City, joining a growing list of “alumni” from the College. The mission of the Black Achievers Society is “to actively respond to the educational, social and economic needs of the community by providing role models …

Penn Station: A new resource for students who need to dress to impress

After the speechifying and the ribbon-cutting, it wasn’t long before a handful of students started checking out the threads inside a new boutique-like space at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. Penn Station, which celebrated its grand opening Jan. 16 on the Campus Center zero level near the cafeteria, is a “clothing closet” of free business attire …

MCC announces the Dean’s List for Fall 2019 semester

Metropolitan Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester. Across MCC’s five campuses and online, 2,933 students received the academic honor. (The College’s fall enrollment was 16,063.) To make the Dean’s List, students must earn a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. “Dean’s …

Filing dates for three seats on MCC Board of Trustees announced

The filing period for three of six seats on the Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees opens Dec. 24, with a final deadline of 5 p.m. Jan. 21. The election will be on April 7, 2020. Voters will elect MCC trustees for Subdistricts 2 and 5, both full six-year terms, as well as Subdistrict 4, …

Holmes Osborne appointed new MCC trustee from Subdistrict 4

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Holmes Osborne of Independence to represent Subdistrict 4 until the next MCC election in April. He replaces Henry Carner, who resigned in July. The board made the appointment on Dec. 9. Osborne was sworn in on Dec. 18. He is principal of Osborne Global Investors, a firm that specializes in money management …

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 …