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Was your Spring 2017 GPA at least a 3.5? Congrats! You made the list

Metropolitan Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester. More than 18 percent of students enrolled at the five campuses earned the academic distinction. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. Earning Dean’s List recognition …

Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City shines brightly for charity concert

To say one of Metropolitan Community College’s featured cultural arts ensembles was wowed by the response at a spring fundraiser would be an understatement. The Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City, based at the MCC-Blue River campus, presented its concert “Sunny Days Ahead,” a benefit for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, in April. It was standing room only with …

French police tour MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute

French police traveling in the United States stopped by Metropolitan Community College-Blue River to talk with instructors at the Public Safety Institute. Rusty Sullivan, director of the PSI, says three officers from the French Municipale Police toured the campus May 17. “Police and military officers from around the world often stop by the PSI for …

New Student Orientation calendar for each campus

New Student Orientations are set collegewide for Metropolitan Community College students enrolled for Fall 2017. At New Student Orientation, students will learn how to navigate their campuses and build a connection with faculty, staff, administrators and other students. Get to know: Your campus The library Learning Center Financial aid Bookstore Campus groups and activities Instructors …

#MCCGrads2017: Early college graduates continue to inspire

Metropolitan Community College is experiencing ongoing success with its early college programs, with expanded growth in the number of graduates completing each year. Seventy-six high school seniors, from four MCC campuses, earned their associate degrees in 2017. That is up from 61 in 2016. MCC’s early college programs are an opportunity for students to get …

Photo gallery: Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition 2017

Metropolitan Community College experienced another rewarding gathering for this year’s Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition. The free event on May 10 at the MCC-Business and Technology campus provided a great networking opportunity for dozens of diverse business owners and vendors, as they seek to answer procurement needs. Supplier Diversity Program Coordinator Chris Kelly shared her photos …

MCC Board of Trustees swears in two new members

Metropolitan Community College’s Board of Trustees swore in its new members on May 9. McClain Bryant, director of policy for Kansas City Mayor Sly James, has been appointed to represent MCC Subdistrict 2, replacing former trustee David Disney, who resigned from the board after moving out of the subdistrict. Phil LeVota, an attorney in private practice, …

#MCCGrads2017: Occupational therapy student cited for his compassion

Ask anyone who taught or worked with Metropolitan Community College student Dustin Weedman and the kudos range from “outstanding” to “super.” Those who have encountered the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program student as he wraps us his final semester at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. …

#MCCGrads2017: Atomic success for a homegrown soda company

A Metropolitan Community College-Blue River graduate is blasting off into the next stage of his life with exciting news about a company he and several of his fellow students launched a year ago. We first caught up with Mark Driscoll and friends last fall, when a buzz was generating about their fledging soda company, Atomic …