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Seventh year for MCC-Maple Woods Haunted Barn

It’s their seventh year for haunting. The Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program is again hosting its“Haunted Barn” event. The MCC community and general public are invited. Here are the event specifics. MCC-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program’s Haunted Barn: Dates:  Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, Time:  8-11 p.m. Location:  MCC-Maple Woods (Vet …

MCC-Maple Woods annual Adopt a Pet program works to find forever homes

It is that time of the year when the Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program is working to find forever homes for the animals the students have been working with this semester. Meet Darla and Jetta, just two of the charming critters available for adoption. Darla is an eight-month-old, female, domestic short-haired cat. Jetta …

Photo gallery: Almost 100 young men attend Men of Color at MCC-Longview

Metropolitan Community College-Longview hosted another successful Men of Color Leadership Summit. Almost 100 young men from six local high schools were in attendance at the event held on Oct. 12. MCC-Longview President Kirk Nooks described the summit as “a hit.” The Men of Color Leadership Summit is designed for high school juniors and seniors to help …

Dr. Jackie Gill delivers keynote speech to Awesome Ambitions teens

Mentoring programs like Kansas City’s Awesome Ambitions have strong connections to Metropolitan Community College. MCC-Business & Technology president Dr. Jackie Gill recently was the keynote speaker for the group’s College and Career Readiness Seminar. Gill spoke to several dozen young women from Awesome Ambitions and their families Oct. 7 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City …

Graphic design works featured in new Carter Art Center show

Crossroads are any point of intersection of two or more paths that lead off in different directions, or converge into a focal point of decision and creation, where people, ideas and events can come together or depart. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Carter Art Center proudly presents “Crossroads,” featuring works by MFA graphic design alumni of  …

Chancellor Kimberly Beatty offers nuggets and lessons to The Gathering

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Kimberly Beatty shared her professional journey with more than 100 African American higher education professionals during an event organized by the College’s Office of Inclusion and Engagement. The Gathering is an annual event at MCC designed to provide professional development, fellowship and networking opportunities for senior, mid-level, intermediate and new African …

MCC will hit the road with new Gold Collar Jobs trailer

Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology is working on a new student recruiting tool that will be hard to miss. The brightly colored Gold Collar Jobs on the Go trailer will be rolling out soon. The trailer will be equipped with the newest technology related to the career and technical programs MCC offers. “Gold collar jobs” …

MCC LEADS: A new leadership development program for students

Students who want to grow their leadership skills have a new and exciting opportunity this fall as the college launches the MCC LEADS Academy. The program, designed by the Campus Life & Leadership coordinators, is targeted to help MCC students develop their leadership skills over the course of their education. Caitlin Mountjoy, an MCC-Penn Valley …

Missouri Innovation Campus, called a national model, celebrates grand opening

Hundreds gathered, including Missouri’s governor, to celebrate the opening of a collaborative educational facility that aims to help solve the country’s workforce problems by providing strong technical programming for students starting in high school. The Sept. 5 grand opening of the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit resonated with thank-yous for great community partnerships. The …