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Students need new ID cards to take advantage of free bus service

Metropolitan Community College has an important update for new and returning students regarding the expiration dates on the U-Pass ID card benefit. The U-Pass program, which was introduced this time last year, lets any MCC credit student with a student ID take RideKC buses for free. But cards issued a year ago are expiring on …

MCC activities for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, millions of people across the country will experience the first total solar eclipse to cross America coast-to-coast in 99 years. In addition to those who live in the “path of totality,” which includes a large part of the Kansas City region, up to 7 million people nationwide are expected to travel …

Community invited to attend Missouri Innovation Campus grand opening Sept. 5

Metropolitan Community College is pleased to share news of the grand opening of the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) in Lee’s Summit. The MIC program is a collaboration between the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, the University of Central Missouri and MCC. WHEN: Grand opening ceremony is 4 p.m. Sept. 5 LOCATION: 1101 NW Innovation Parkway, Lee’s Summit, …

MCC excited for next summer after successful STEM teacher externship

Plans are underway to repeat a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teacher externship model that was launched this summer by the Career Education Consortium (CEC) in conjunction with Metropolitan Community College and Missouri Career Pathways. The teachers were “thrilled” by the opportunity, says Linda Washburn, director of the CEC. “It exceeded their expectations.” The three-day …

MCC-Longview President Dr. Kirk Nooks on panel to discuss Generation X college presidents

Metropolitan Community College-Longview President Kirk Nooks, Ed.D., will be part of a unique panel discussion for this fall’s Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) conference. Nooks authored a chapter in the book”Generation X Presidents Leading Community Colleges,” released last spring. The book goes in-depth on the challenges facing 21st century leaders at the helm of …

Congressman Cleaver hosts student loan town hall at MCC

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver listened intently to concerns about loan debt as students, former students and concerned community members stepped in front of microphones Aug. 2 at the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Education Center. MCC hosted the town hall, which was organized by the congressman’s office to gather information about the burden of so many …

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 …