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MCC releases the Fall 2017 Dean’s List

Metropolitan Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. Across MCC’s five campuses, 17.7 percent of students 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 is an indication …

Access and equity: Are community colleges the answer?

In a recent Community College Daily article,  Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty writes: “Community colleges were built to democratize higher education — provide access to higher education to provide greater earning potential for ALL, not those who could afford it or came from the best neighborhoods, or those who came from the best …

MLK Day is a day on, not a day off for MCC students and employees

Metropolitan Community College will again honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by joining in the nationwide volunteer service initiative on the federal holiday commemorating his birth. Organizers of the MLK Day of Service would like participants to think of Monday, Jan. 15, as “A Day On, Not a Day Off.” …

10 memorable MCC stories from 2017

Metropolitan Community College was On the MOVE in 2017, and we’re looking forward to continuing the momentum in 2018. As is the practice this time of year, we’re taking a look back — at 10 significant MCC News stories from the past 12 months. From a new chancellor to a new mascot, the MCC campuses …

KC Scholars gave her the chance to return to MCC and complete her degree

Metropolitan Community College will graduate one of the first scholarship winners from a unique citywide program launched just this year. Teeka Hodge, a 26-year-old Kansas City woman, is finishing up her associate in arts degree at MCC-Maple Woods this December, thanks in part to assistance from KC Scholars. KC Scholars is a community collaboration, developed …

The job is his, thanks to MCC partnership with Burns & McDonnell

A new semester will find a Metropolitan Community College student in an exciting new job while he finishes his studies — thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between MCC and engineering firm Burns & McDonnell. Charley Viehland is the first student hired from the employment pipeline program that launched this fall on the MCC-Business & Technology …

Innovation Track will save R-7 high school students time and money

This article was produced in collaboration with Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Communications. The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees will vote on a new program that will allow students to earn up to 30 hours of college credit at MCC and the University of Central Missouri at limited or no cost to families in …

Powell Gardens Festival of Lights shines with the help of MCC welding students

Metropolitan Community College students, faculty and staff are behind part of the magic at a first-ever spectacular lighting display. Sculptures welded by MCC-Business & Technology students will greet visitors to the Powell Gardens Festival of Lights, which opened Dec. 1 and runs 3-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Jan. 7. About the Festival of Lights “Illuminated by KCP&L:” …