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At summer banquet, MCC-Blue River honors 2017-18 scholarship recipients

  Metropolitan Community College-Blue River honored its scholarship winners for the upcoming school year at a special summer banquet. The scholarship banquet was held June 29 in the campus gym, with more than 160 attendees on hand to celebrate the scholarship recipients. MCC-Blue River President Michael Banks, Ed.D., delivered the welcome and discussed the value …

New MCC chancellor interviewed by KCUR radio

Dr. Kimberly Beatty, newly appointed Metropolitan Community College chancellor, spoke with public radio station KCUR-FM in one of her first media interviews since taking the helm of the College. In her conversation with reporter Katie Bernard, Beatty jumped right in to voice her willingness to tackle tough strategic decisions that will continue to build MCC’s …

Video: MCC-Business and Technology presents new apprenticeship program to KC City Council

Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology representatives were pleased to have the opportunity to tell a Kansas City Council committee about the College’s new apprenticeship program. A four-member team — Shonda Atwater, apprenticeship outreach director; Joseph Roche, dean of instruction; Lou Tobin, division chair for industrial technology; and Roy Konkey, apprenticeship regional director, U.S. Department of Labor …

New and existing MCC scholarships could ease student loan rate increase

Students who are working on solutions to meet the rate increase on federal student loans effective July 1 should look to the growing scholarship opportunities at Metropolitan Community College. The U.S. Treasury Department recently raised interest rates for federal student loans for both undergraduate and graduate students. New loans disbursed from July 1, 2017, to …

Video: Dr. Kimberly Beatty, new MCC chancellor, shares her story

Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Metropolitan Community College’s new chancellor, shared her story and the values she will bring to the community in an interview during her welcome reception on June 19. As MCC chancellor, Dr. Beatty said, “I commit to you today, by partnering with the executive team, faculty and staff, MCC will be a place …

Video: MCC welcomes new chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty

In case you were not able to attend Metropolitan Community College’s reception for Chancellor Kimberly Beatty at the historic Union Station last month, we wanted to share video highlights from the event. Dr. Beatty wants to extend her gratitude for such a warm welcome. The institution’s eighth chancellor joins MCC from Houston Community College, where …

MCC-Blue River opens its new Enrollment Center

Students heading back to class this fall will notice some renovations at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River. On June 13, the campus held a ribbon-cutting to debut its newly dubbed Enrollment Center. The Enrollment Center is an area where several student services offices are located, such as academic and financial aid advising, student records and student …

Photo gallery: MCC honorees at Missouri Community College Association event

The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) recently published its photo album from this spring’s annual awards luncheon. The awards from MCCA are twofold.  These awards honor outstanding community college educators each year with the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching. They also recognize outstanding Phi Theta Kappa scholars by naming them to the All-Missouri Academic Team. Faculty Awards: …

New bus route expands benefits to MCC U-Pass riders

Metropolitan Community College students have even better transportation options now, thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and a brand-new RideKC bus route, designed specifically with students in mind. The College is starting Year 2 of its free U-Pass bus program for students, and RideKC is getting ready to launch …