MCC-Longview Campus Center renamed in honor of Robert H. Martin

A chilly November afternoon did not daunt the more than 100 well wishers who came to celebrate the life and dedication of Metropolitan Community College icon Robert H. Martin at the unveiling of a building renamed in his honor. Mr. Martin died April 3, 2017, after serving the College for an unprecedented 41 years on …

Golf ball puts dog in MCC vet tech operating room

Metropolitan Community College veterinary technology students are often angels of mercy to the animals who are brought into the program each semester for study and care, but nobody could have foreseen how students would play a role in helping to discover the unusual reason for a dog’s discomfort. Dr. Chris Morrow, who runs the vet …

MCC event connects veterans to resources and honors those who have served

Dozens of companies took part in what Metropolitan Community College organizers hope is an event that continues to grow as it connects military veterans to business resources. The Outreach Business Forum “For Those Who Have Served” was hosted Nov. 14 at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center. It’s the second year for the program. Patrice Manuel, …

MCC-Longview students take career road trips

Students from Metropolitan Community College-Longview had the chance to visit St. Luke’s Hospital and State Street Corp. for a chance to peer into what could be potential careers. At St. Luke’s, 22 students listened to a series of professionals talk about their jobs. They included representatives from the Surgical Services, Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient …

MCC salutes veterans with campus ceremonies

As America marks Veterans Day, Metropolitan Community College is honored to note the service of the men and women who are students and alumni  as well as as faculty and staff veterans. Right now, MCC has about 200 student veterans and more than 40 employee veterans. While Veterans Day is formally observed this year on …

Moving Beyond Complacency is theme of Social Justice Conference

More than 150 education and leadership professionals gathered at Metropolitan Community College for the institution’s annual Social Justice Conference. The event, which took place at the MCC-Penn Valley campus Nov. 10, included both College faculty and staff, but grew this year to also host representatives from 12 outside entities. The goal of the conference is …

Players garner achievements in fall sports programs

Metropolitan Community College’s fall sports have come to an end, garnering some notable achievements along the way. The MCC-Longview Lady Lakers Volleyball team competed in the District Finals match in November against Northeast Oklahoma A&M. NEO won all three sets, however three Lady Lakers won First Team All-Region Awards, which included Courtney Koetting, Jacque Calvert and …

Minority, woman and veteran owned businesses learn about how to grow their work

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley hosted a workshop that aimed to help minority, woman and veteran owned businesses grow their companies. Presenter Colleen White of Strategic Workplace Solutions, Inc. spoke to a crowd of more than 60 people at MCC-Penn Valley on Nov. 8 about business owner certifications. White discussed which certificates are right for specific …

This apprentice looks ahead to higher pay and an MCC degree

Anthony Balducci has worked at Pratt Industries for four years, but it’s only been since August that he took on the title of “apprentice.” Now he’s learning — on the job, but also in classes at Metropolitan Community College — while he’s earning. MCC’s skilled trades apprenticeship program started this semester with eight apprentices in …