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MCC faculty member Lynette Jachowicz honored by Northland chamber

A familiar face at Metropolitan Community College joins the ranks of other educators honored by the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Lynette Jachowicz, division chair for humanities at MCC-Maple Woods and a speech and drama instructor, is the proud winner of an Excellence in Higher Education award from the chamber. “I’m both honored and humbled to …

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 …