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Powell Gardens Festival of Lights shines with the help of MCC welding students

Metropolitan Community College students, faculty and staff are behind part of the magic at a first-ever spectacular lighting display. Sculptures welded by MCC-Business & Technology students will greet visitors to the Powell Gardens Festival of Lights, which opened Dec. 1 and runs 3-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Jan. 7. About the Festival of Lights “Illuminated by KCP&L:” …

MCC poised to name new mascot with collegewide parties

And the winner is … ? Well, it’s a secret for now, but on Thursday, Dec. 7, Metropolitan Community College will reveal its new mascot! The votes have been tallied, and we want you to be there when our campuses unveil the winning mascot. On Dec. 7, each campus will have a mascot unveiling party. …

MCC expands MLK scholarship program to five awards

Time is of the essence for students who want to apply for the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at Metropolitan Community College, which in 2018 will grow from one award to five. The scholarship, previously awarded to a single student in MCC’s Early College program, will now be open to students collegewide, with a …

MCC-Longview Campus Center renamed in honor of Robert H. Martin

A chilly November afternoon did not daunt more than 100 well-wishers who came to celebrate the life and dedication of Metropolitan Community College icon Robert H. Martin at the unveiling of a building renamed in his honor. Mr. Martin died April 3, 2017, after serving the College for an unprecedented 41 years on the Board …

Golf ball puts dog in MCC vet tech operating room

Metropolitan Community College veterinary technology students are often angels of mercy to the animals who are brought into the program each semester for study and care, but nobody could have foreseen how students would play a role in helping to discover the unusual reason for a dog’s discomfort. Dr. Chris Morrow, who runs the vet …

MCC event connects veterans to resources and honors those who have served

Dozens of companies took part in what Metropolitan Community College organizers hope is an event that continues to grow as it connects military veterans to business resources. The Outreach Business Forum “For Those Who Have Served” was hosted Nov. 14 at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center. It’s the second year for the program. Patrice Manuel, …

MCC salutes veterans with campus ceremonies

As America marks Veterans Day, Metropolitan Community College is honored to note the service of the men and women who are students and alumni  as well as as faculty and staff veterans. Right now, MCC has about 200 student veterans and more than 40 employee veterans. While Veterans Day is formally observed this year on …

Moving Beyond Complacency is theme of Social Justice Conference

More than 150 education and leadership professionals gathered at Metropolitan Community College for the institution’s annual Social Justice Conference. The event, which took place at the MCC-Penn Valley campus Nov. 10, included both College faculty and staff, but grew this year to also host representatives from 12 outside entities. The goal of the conference is …

Photo gallery: MCC-KCPS Fair

More than one hundred Kansas City Public School (KCPS) students converged on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus to network with the College’s admissions and enrollment experts. The event, called the MCC-KCPS Fair, on Nov. 1 was the first of its kind in conjunction with the school district. Students were able to learn about what …