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MCC Police host regional campus law enforcement officers

There were a few more police officers than normal for a Friday on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus, but their presence was simply part of an ongoing initiative to improve safety measures. The MCC Police Department hosted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kansas City Division, and 10 regional campus law enforcement agencies May 20 …

#MCCProud: Congrats to the Monarchs and Lakers on season well-played

Metropolitan Community College is proud of the 2016 baseball season played by its two home teams. Both the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs and MCC-Longview Lakers men’s baseball teams didn’t let rain-soaked delays dampen their spirits though regional postseason play. Alas, neither of the teams, who were each their division champions for Region XVI, will be making …

MCC Dean’s List honorees announced for Spring 2016

Metropolitan Community College has released its Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. MCC is pleased to announce that more than 17 percent of the students enrolled made the list. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while being enrolled in six or more credit hours. …

#GoMonarchs and #GoLakers! Two MCC teams are regional baseball champs

Metropolitan Community College is proud to boast two campus baseball team champions for the 2016 season! Both the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs and the MCC-Longview Lakers won their individual regions in men’s baseball. The Monarchs beat Crowder College from Neosho, Mo., 8-7 in the 13th inning Saturday, May 14, to capture the NJCAA Region XVI D-I Baseball …

Law school is the dream for new MCC-Penn Valley grad

  One of the members of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley’s graduating class of 2016 has set her sights on law school, but for a moment there, she almost changed her mind. Katie Walker, 23, came to the Kansas City area when her father moved here from Michigan for work. She enrolled at MCC in 2014 …

Northland siblings cross the MCC commencement stage together

Jennifer Briceno was excited to graduate from MCC, an occasion that was doubly special for the Briceno family: She was planning to walk across the graduation stage right after her big brother Ivan. The Bricenos hail from the Northland. Both are graduates of Platte County High School, Ivan in 2009 and Jennifer in 2013. They …

#MCCGrads2016: For Bell family, three kids and three MCC diplomas

The email read: “Thank you to the Longview Administration, Faculty and Staff for being such an important part of our children’s educational journey! We are so grateful for the investment you made in each of their lives.” It was signed “The Bell Family.” After May 12, three Bell children will have walked across the stage …

#MCCGrads2016: With a little help from mom

Kim Phillips gets a little emotional when she talks about her sons. Perfectly understandable, because at the time it’s a few days before Mother’s Day and just a week before her oldest son completes his studies at MCC-Blue River. Zach, 21, is the son about to graduate. “He worked hard,” his mom says. “He strived …

Abandoned as a baby, new MCC-Blue River grad has a happy life now

An infant’s cries echoing from a trash can in a public restroom in Nanjing, China, reverberated in a way that can only amaze. That was 1996. Katelynn Corkern, now a 20-year-old MCC-Blue River student, explains her journey to the Kansas City area with smiles and a gracious spirit. Katelynn was just 7 days old when a woman …