Caps will fly, parents will cheer and thousands will celebrate the Metropolitan Community College graduates on Thursday May 14, 2015 at the Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium. 2015 is an important year for the College as it celebrates its Centennial. Metropolitan Community College began as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute in 1915 as the first public institution of higher education in Kansas City. The plan was to provide fifth-year students with college level work. Classes officially began on September 7, 1915 with 200 students. Now, 100 years later MCC has transformed into the largest public education provider in Kansas City, the third largest in Missouri and is one of the premier community college districts in the nation. With five campuses located across the metropolitan community, MCC serves more than 37,000 students every year. MCC Works to prepare students serve communities and create opportunities. This year will also mark the fourth Metropolitan Community College annual five-campus graduation as 900+ students move their tassels and officially enter the MCC alumni community as graduates.
The keynote speaker, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, is now serving his sixth term representing Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, the home district of President Harry Truman. He is a member of the House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. Having served for twelve years on the city council of Missouri’s largest municipality, Kansas City, Cleaver was elected as the city’s first African American Mayor in 1991.
Join us and celebrate 100 years of serving this community.
7 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
Thursday, May 14, 2015
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, Missouri
Tickets are not required
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