The Metropolitan Community College Foundation invites the community to join the College in celebrating the 100-year anniversary. MCC, founded in 1915 as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, is our community’s largest and oldest public college. Over the last ten decades, MCC has grown to serve more than 37,000 students through for-credit, non-credit and businesses services on five campuses spanning a 50-mile radius of Greater Kansas City. The College provides quality programs, a large breadth of services and continues to focus on serving the needs of students, businesses and the community.
The event will be held to be held the evening of Saturday, April 18, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center.
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets please visit www.mcccentennialcelebration.com.
The event will recognize MCC’s impact on the community and the legacy of one of the college’s most accomplished alumni, Mr. Ewing Kauffman.
Mr. K is one of the hundreds of thousands of students whose lives have been enriched by an MCC education. In fact, MCC was the only college Mr. K attended. He earned an associate degree in 1936 and went on to transform the community like few have done, before or since. The Kauffman legacy is all around us, evidenced by Mr. K’s entrepreneurial spirit and still practiced by today’s leaders. The success of the American League champion Kansas City Royals, the richness and beauty of the performing arts as experienced within the center bearing his family name and the continued ripple effect of his philanthropy as carried out by two world-class foundations thrive in Kansas City today.
For this special year, MCC works to unite as a community to achieve “100 for 100” – that will raise support through event proceeds to underwrite 100 associate degrees in honor of MCC’s 100th anniversary. Raised funds will make the dream of a college education a reality for more worthy students – perhaps even the next “Mr. K.”