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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 …

#MCCGrads2016: Diverse, awe-inspiring, grateful and hopeful

Metropolitan Community College boasts five campuses with a broad, eclectic and diverse student population, and while every commencement celebration marks the accomplishments of thousands, the stories are too numerous to tell them all. Here, though, is a glimpse of just a few of the triumphs to be shared from MCC’s 2016 commencement: Katelynn Corkern: A …

Photo gallery: MCC’s honorees at Missouri Community College Association event

The Missouri Community College Association recently published its photo album from this spring’s annual awards luncheon. Enjoy these photos of the MCC family. (Read about our award-winners here: blogs.mcckc.edu/newsroom/2016/04/12/mcc-instructors-and-ptk-students-receive-top-annual-awards/.) MCCA held the Phi Theta Kappa All-Missouri Team and Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony April 13 at Old Tinderhook at the Lake of Ozarks. To see all …

325 scholarships guaranteed just for enrolling at MCC this summer

  COULD =     Enrolling in a summer class at Metropolitan Community College will automatically make you eligible for  entry into a sweepstakes for $150! Here are the details.   Enroll in three or more credit hours for the Summer 2016 semester by May 16 and you will be automatically eligible, with no obligation, to …

MCC’s Holocaust Day of Remembrance program presented for 13th year

Update: It was a memorable evening April 25, orchestrated by MCC-Maple Woods music coordinator Jim Murray and students for the 13th annual “Day of Remembrance: Remembering the Holocaust Through Music and Art.” Here are some scenes from the event (no flash photography to protect the integrity of the performances).   Original story from April 21, …