100 Years, 100 Stories
Video: Looking through the long list of students who chose an Metropolitan Community College education, you can see MCC alumni create the fabric of our community. Since the first graduating class in 1915, our alumni have distinguished themselves in many fields. These are just a few of the many stars launched from MCC during the last century. Their knowledge, influence and impact continue to create an even better Greater Kansas City region. We are proud of our alumni.
Paul Berardi, Kansas City, Missouri fire chief
Jake Blackwood, major league baseball player
Don Blim, M.D., renowned pediatrician
Allen Block, real estate icon
Hal Boyle, Associated Press’ first columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Alvin Brooks, community activist
Nancy Bruns, executive director-Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce
Bob Dernier, former major league baseball player
William N. Deramus, III, former president-Kansas City Southern
Carl DiCapo, community leader; restaurateur
Jean Dunn, philanthropist
Marvin Dunn, M.D., former KU Medical Center cardiologist
Rick Easley, former Kansas City, MO police chief
Steve Edwards, president & CEO-Black and Veatch
Denise Farris, founder-Farris Law Firm, LLC
John Fierro, executive director-Mattie Rhodes Center
Tyrone Flowers, founder – Higher M-Pact
Darryl Forté, Kansas City, MO police chief
Jo Anne Gabbert, founder-Gabbert and Associates
Christopher Gentile, president – Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
William G. Gray, judge
Mamie Hughes, community activist
Terin Humphrey, 2004 Olympic silver medalist
Mary Hunkeler, community volunteer
Sly James, Kansas City, Missouri mayor
Clay Johnson, former NBA player
Ewing Kauffman, entrepreneur and philanthropist
Jack Kilroy, Sr., a founder-Shughart Thomson & Kilroy PC
Bonyen Lee, KCTV 5 news reporter & anchor
Brian Lincoln, co-founder; CEO-Ultrax Aerospace, Inc.
Matt Mason, United States Navy Seal
Logan Morrison, major league baseball player
Mike Murphy, chief content officer-KCPT
William Nofsinger, former president-Nofsinger, Inc.
Jerry Nolte, Missouri State Representative
James Nutter Sr., founder – James B. Nutter & Co.
Norman Polsky, philanthropist
William Powell, three-time Academy Award nominee
Albert Pujols, major league baseball player
Louis Quijas, president-Datong PLC; former assistant director-FBI
Charlie Shields, president & CEO-Truman Medical Center-Lakewood; former Missouri Senate President
Edgar Snow, writer-Saturday Evening Post
Virgil Thomson, composer, Pulitzer Prize for Music
Henry Wash, founder-High Aspirations, Inc.
Charles Wheeler, M.D., J.D., former Kansas City, MO mayor
Frank White, former baseball player and coach
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