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MCC, Northwest Missouri State to celebrate expansion of FastTracks program

Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University will celebrate the expansion of the FastTracks program at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Northwest-Kansas City campus in Gladstone. MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty, Ed.D., Northwest President John Jasinski, Ph.D., and other officials (plus the school mascots) will be in attendance along with community leaders. FastTracks …

Photo gallery: 2019 Chancellor’s MLK scholarship luncheon

The 2019 Metropolitan Community College Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr.  Scholarship Luncheon on Jan. 18 raised $103,000 for MCC student scholarships. The keynote speakers were “BlacKkKlansman” writers Ron Stallworth (memoirist, inspiration for the film) and Kevin Willmott (co-screenwriter). Read more about the event here. Here are some scenes from the luncheon (photos by Riffel Photography).

New art show at MCC-Penn Valley promises to pique the senses

By Mary Beth Hope Carter Art Center at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley will open a nontraditional show of original art, “Colla Voce: Follow the Solo Voice,” 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. In addition to painting and sculpture, the show will include a performance artist and a spoken-word artist. Featured artists Maria Vasquez Boyd, painting; Kathryne …

MCC students give back to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dozens of Metropolitan Community College students, faculty and staff donated their time during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 21. They volunteered to help several organizations including Franciscan Warehouse, Unleashed Pet Rescue, Connections to Success (services and support for people living in poverty), Primrose Retirement Community, Coldwater food pantry and clothes closet …

Photo gallery: MCC’s Dr. Beatty, Dr. Lee honored as Black Achievers

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and campus president Dr. Tyjaun Lee were among 15 new inductees of the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City. The Black Achievers Class of 2019 was honored at a dinner Jan. 17. Some scenes from the evening (photos by Chris Kelly/MCC): Related: MCC chancellor, campus president to …

2019 recipients of MCC’s MLK scholarship announced at luncheon

Five Metropolitan Community College students, one from each campus, were named 2019 recipients of the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at a Jan. 18 luncheon. This was the fifth year of the scholarship program but the first time the luncheon was held off-campus (at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown). This was also the first …

‘BlacKkKlansman’ writers headline MLK luncheon, which raises $103K for scholarships

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality and the Metropolitan Community College Foundation’s mission of providing more student scholarships came together Jan. 18 at a sold-out luncheon. The Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, raised $103,000 for student scholarships, said Jessica Ramirez, executive director of the …

Middle College grads seize the chance to complete their education

They dropped out for a variety of reasons but they all returned because of the same idea. They wanted to complete their high school education and improve their lives. On Dec. 11, 2018, the latest graduates from the Middle College program — a partnership of Kansas City Public Schools, Metropolitan Community College and Full Employment …