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MCC hosts regional higher-ed Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion

It was a full house for the annual Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion for Under-represented Populations, hosted by Metropolitan Community College. More than 200 participants from  MCC and the surrounding academic community shared in the experience Sept. 16. The event was held on the MCC-Penn Valley campus, with opening remarks by MCC Chancellor Mark James. …

MCC announces new associate vice chancellor of advancement

Jessica Ramirez has been appointed associate vice chancellor of advancement for Metropolitan Community College. Ramirez joins MCC after having served as senior development director for St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit for the past five years. There, Ramirez led annual fundraising and major-gift solicitation and established special events aimed at increasing donor giving. Prior …

MCC offers assistance to displaced ITT Tech students

In light of the nationwide discontinuation of classes by ITT Technical Educational Services, Metropolitan Community College is working with students displaced by ITT as they search for options to fulfill their academic goals. ITT announced immediate suspension of its classes Tuesday, Sept. 6. It operated one campus in Kansas City and another in Overland Park. …

TV reporter checks out MCC ballet class for ‘absolute beginners’

While the Fall 2016 semester is already in full swing at Metropolitan Community College, there is still time to sign up for community education classes. The title of one upcoming community ed course caught the eye of a local television reporter. “Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner” is described as a true beginner’s class for …

MCC-Longview PTK chapter collecting water for Flint, Mich.

The Metropolitan Community College-Longview Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter has launched a community service project to help a community that continues to be in the national headlines. From Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., the PTK students will be collecting water for Flint, Mich. The collection station is in the MCC-Longview Campus Center cafeteria. The …

Drury University artists to be featured in exhibit at MCC-Longview

  Something exciting and new is happening at the Metropolitan Community College-Longview Cultural Arts Center gallery this school year: an exhibit of higher learning collaboration. The gallery will be presenting work of artists from Drury University’s Summer Institute for Visual Arts. The exhibition runs Aug. 25-Sept. 24 with an opening reception Thursday, Aug. 25, from …

MCC spotlight: NAEP supplier diversity event

Professional development leaders at Metropolitan Community College played a key role at a summer conference, focusing on procuring the best and most diverse resources for higher education. MCC Chancellor Mark James was the welcome speaker for the 2016 National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) Supplier Diversity Institute, held at the Embassy Suites in Kansas City July …

New Student Orientation sessions scheduled for each MCC campus

New Student Orientations are set collegewide for Metropolitan Community College students enrolled for Fall 2016. Here is the schedule, with the earliest orientation July 15 on the MCC-Penn Valley campus. MCC-Blue River:  July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 13 and Aug. 17, all at 8:30 a.m. MCC-Business & Technology:  Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. and 4:30 …

MCC student athletes take NJCAA top academic honors

Student athletes from across the Metropolitan Community College campuses are part of a record number of honorees recognized for academic excellence by the National Junior College Athletic Association for the 2015-16 school year. Seventeen individual MCC students made the list of NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards announced July 5. And the MCC-Longview women’s cross country team received …