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Meet the woman behind the voice: MCC’s Millie Edwards Nottingham

She is a familiar face to students on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus, but she is also known nationally for her lovely voice. Now, a recent honor is spreading the word around town to anyone unfamiliar with Millie Edwards Nottingham’s talent. Nottingham, a comprehensive literacy instructor at MCC for 11 years, was recently named …

Here’s how the MCC campuses are observing Black History Month

  Metropolitan Community College marks this February as an annual Black History month with several opportunities honoring African American achievements.  Events are happening collegewide.  We hope to see you at some of these exciting happenings, as MCC celebrates America’s rich heritage, culture and diversity.  Below are details of the various activities to enjoy throughout February. …

MCC-Penn Valley hosts Career and Major Fair on Feb. 3

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley hosted its semiannual Career and Major Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 3. About 150 students took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about different majors and careers related to specific degrees. The counseling department at MCC-Penn Valley helped plan the service for students. Counselor Dawn Brady said, “The Career and Major Fair provides …

It’s tax time – MCC sites available for free counseling

Do you need help with your taxes?  Once again this year, MCC, in partnership with Next Step KC, is hosting counselors from Voluntary Income Tax Assistance or VITA for those who qualify for free aid. Tax services (federal and state electronic e-filing) for individuals with household income of less than $53,000 are available on three …

MCC students can explore their transfer options this week

MCC’s Spring Transfer Fair Week is underway. Representatives of about three dozen colleges and universities will be on hand on each campus. Students can ask questions, pick up brochures, submit applications and find out about special scholarship opportunities. The schedule: Monday, Feb. 1: MCC-Penn Valley, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Campus Center cafeteria Monday, Feb. 1, MCC-Business …

MCC-Longview’s seventh annual Fine Arts Challenge runs through Feb. 27th

Nearly 200 pieces of artwork created by high school students from around the greater Kansas City metropolitan area vied for coveted attention at a special art showing at Metropolitan Community College-Longview. You can check out the winners of MCC-Longview’s Seventh Annual Fine Arts Challenge starting tonight at The Cultural Arts Center Gallery on the Longview campus. This …

It’s National Data Privacy Day

Have you checked your privacy settings lately?  That’s always a really good question to ask yourself, but especially so today.  Today, January 28th, is National Data Privacy Day.  It is a good time to ensure you are taking the best steps to keep your personal information safe. This marks what is now an annual event …

Chiefs cheerleader, an MCC-Penn Valley grad, says it was an amazing year

“This year was full of amazing memories with an extraordinary  organization,” says one Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley graduate, who knows better than most just how to describe the mood within Chiefs Kingdom after a milestone year for the team and organization. The 11-6 Chiefs have fans glorying in a flowing sea of red pride — and …