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MCC takes part in World AIDS Day events

The week of World AIDS Day 2018 showcased global solidarity for those who are living with or have died from the disease. Metropolitan Community College’s Penn Valley campus held a World AIDS Day ceremony Nov. 30, in which students joined faculty member Nancy Harrington in reading names of Kansas Citians who’ve died from the disease, …

MCC students pack to give back to families in need

About 25 students from Metropolitan Community College took learning out of the classroom and into a volunteering opportunity that will mean a brighter holiday for a local families. The students, who are part of history instructor Crystal Moore’s class, headed out to Harvesters, one of the area’s most well-known food banks, to make a difference. …

Slide show: Students celebrate culture at International Festival

Brightly colored fashion and huge smiles were abundant at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley’s annual International Festival. More than 200 MCC students participated in this year’s event on Nov. 16. The festival, organized by the College’s Applied Language Institute (ALI), features the cultures and traditions of the dozens of countries that are native to its students. Every …

Annual MCCA awards honor faculty and staff

The annual Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) convention again showcased the top talent at Metropolitan Community College.  A large continent of MCC colleagues was there to help celebrate the awards bestowed on College honorees. MCCA handed out its awards in Branson on Nov. 9. Here’s a look at this year’s recipients: Governor’s Awards for Excellence …

MCC Wolves wrap up fall sports with strong finishes in soccer, volleyball and cross country

Metropolitan Community College athletes put a couple of significant wins on the books for the debut season of the new mascot. The Wolves made strong showings in both women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and cross country running. The women’s soccer team won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XVI championship against St. Charles Community …

MCC cybersecurity program shines at national recognition night

The photos are in! Metropolitan Community College officially received its award for being named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense on Nov. 7.   MCC-Blue River President, Dr. Jacqueline Gill, and Brian Hurley, the College’s cybersecurity program coordinator, were on hand during an evening ceremony in Miami to accept the honor. MCC’s cybersecurity program …

MCC announces Workforce Innovations Network Series (WINS)

By Jeremy Davis, MCC Workforce Manager Metropolitan Community College has kicked off an exciting new initiative called MCC Workforce Innovations Network Series (WINS).  WINS are executive-level forums that foster collaboration between community leaders, industry partners and educational administrators.  The goal is to provide a platform to discuss the full spectrum of workforce challenges that companies …

MCC and community partners strategize to help underrepresented students

About 200 people from nearly 40 higher education institutions and community organizations gathered for the annual Kansas-Missouri Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion. The daylong conference, sponsored by Metropolitan Community College, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the University of Kansas, is designed to bring together faculty and staff to explore and discuss critical issues …

MCC baseball players, staff volunteer in memory of fallen alum

  It was once again a great turnout by Metropolitan Community College volunteers as they came out to serve and participate in an annual event honoring an MCC alum who gave his life in the line of duty. The seventh Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-Up! Triathlon took place at Smithville Lake on Sunday, August 5, with a …

MCC releases Dean’s List for Spring 2018

Metropolitan Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Spring  2018 semester. Across MCC’s five campuses, nearly 20 percent of students earned the academic distinction. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. Earning Dean’s List recognition is an …