Chancellor Kimberly Beatty honored with award from Urban Ranger Corps

Chancellor Kimberly Beatty accepts an Urban Ranger Corps Community Service Award from MCC’s Tyjaun Lee (left) and Lynn Johnson, Urban Ranger director of operations. Lee is also a member of the organization’s board.

A contingent of Metropolitan Community College employees and students was on hand to watch Chancellor Kimberly Beatty receive a Community Service Award from the Urban Ranger Corps.

The group’s annual dinner, Urban Rendezvous X, was Oct. 25 at the College Basketball Experience at Sprint Center.

Dr. Beatty was honored for her commitment “to ensure that young people from the urban core have an opportunity for higher education, providing them with college prep counseling, scholarship advice, and empowering them to know they can achieve their goals for brighter futures.”

Proceeds from the event benefit the many programs the Urban Ranger Corps offers to young men in the core of Kansas City. The Urban Ranger program provides participants with positive role models, tutors and life skills. About 100 young men are currently enrolled.

MCC-Maple Woods PTK President Rachel Merrill (from left), District Staff Association President Lee Ann Zech, MCC-Blue River Dean Jon Burke, MCC-Penn Valley SGA President Emilio Espinoza, MCC-Penn Valley and Maple Woods President Tyjaun Lee, MCC-Penn Valley Interim Dean Christine Howell, Chancellor Kimberly Beatty, MCC-Penn Valley Senior Marketing Associate Jordan Williams, MCC-Blue River and Business & Technology President Jackie Gill, and MCC-Penn Valley Interim Dean Eric Thompson