Here are the most-read MCC stories in 2018

By Chris Meggs and Tim Engle

Metropolitan Community College’s mission is preparing students, serving communities and creating opportunities.

As we start a new year looking forward to new opportunities to put our mission into action, we also want to take time to look back at the accomplishments of 2018. To generate this year’s list, we went to the data: the 10 most-read stories on the MCC Newsroom blog. When Newsroom stories are first published, they appear on the homepage.

Dr. Kimberly Beatty with well-wishers at her inauguration

A couple of disclaimers: This list includes only articles published in 2018, although a story on Dr. Kimberly Beatty being named chancellor (from June 2017) was among the most-read in 2018, probably because Dr. Beatty’s inauguration was in August 2018.

Also, we’ve excluded Dean’s Lists from our Top 10 stories, even though they’re always highly clicked on. In fact, the most clicked-on post in all of 2018 was the spring 2018 Dean’s List.

And now, the Top 10 most-read MCC stories (unique page views) for 2018. Click links to read the complete stories.

1. MCC trustees agree to sale of Longview Recreation Center to Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation (August)

Gettin’ their howl at MCC-Maple Woods


2. #MCCWolves: Now we know what the new mascot looks like (April)


3. Retired MCC instructor’s unusual honor: A plant named for him (July)


4. MCC art students send out ‘little messages’ to the world at Plaza Art Fair (September)


5. MCC art instructor blooms larger than life on Crossroads billboards (December)


A big scholarship check at inauguration

6. MCC-Longview president Kirk Nooks to lead Gordon State College in Georgia (February)


7. New scholarship for MCC student veterans announced at inauguration (August)


8. MCC welding students light up the holidays at Powell Gardens (December)


9. MCC named National Center of Academic Excellence for cybersecurity program (September)


10. 2,500+ are candidates for graduation; #MCCGrads2018 ceremony May 17

A new group of Metropolitan Community College alumni