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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, …

MCC instructors and students receive statewide recognition

It happens every spring, and like with the burst of color popping from the trees and plants, the brilliant shine that comes with school awards season bring many a smile. And there are good reasons this year to grin from ear to ear for Metropolitan Community College, thanks to the annual nods from the Missouri …

Summer and fall enrollment starts Monday, April 11

April 11 is the day MCC students can start enrolling for Summer and Fall 2016 classes. In order to ensure a successful class schedule, here are a couple of tips: + Make sure you are “more than” prepared by checking in with an academic advisor on campus. An advisor can be your champion and help …

MCC-Penn Valley student art for sale

It is an opportunity to support Metropolitan Community College students and perhaps introduce a new spot of culture into your home. 179 original pieces of student artwork, crafted by the gifted scholars at MCC-Penn Valley go on sale to the public, starting April 1. Many amazing one of a kind pieces are available, starting at $20. 100 …