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Severe Weather Awareness Week

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week (March 4-10), Metropolitan Community College would like to remind students, employees and college patrons about its emergency alert program. Following, a statewide test of Missouri’s outdoor warning systems on Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m.,  MCC will be testing its exterior speaker system on the MCC-Penn Valley campus …

MCC-Longview hosts Spring Job Fair

Metropolitan Community College students will be able to meet with more than 60 potential employers in one of the largest recruiting events held every spring at the MCC-Longview campus. What: Spring Job Fair, hosted by MCC-Longview and the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce When: Wednesday, March 7, 1-3 p.m. Where: MCC-Longview Recreation Center, Gymnasium The event …

MCC-Maple Woods’ Megan McDonald is Player of the Week

Congratulations are in order for a Metropolitan Community College softball player. Megan McDonald, who plays on the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs softball team, was recognized as a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 Player of the Week. The NJCAA announces weekly awards for the top athletes across the country. McDonald was announced on Feb. 22 …

In Jefferson City, MCC advocates for students with state lawmakers

Metropolitan Community College is on the move and advocating for its community and students in the Missouri state capital this week. MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and MCC Vice Chancellor of College and Community Relations Dr. Michael Banks are visiting with lawmakers in Jefferson City as the 2018 legislative session is well underway. MCC found …

MCC chancellor joins higher education leaders for televised conversation

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty joined other statewide higher education leaders Monday, Feb. 19, to talk about the critical topics facing colleges. Their conversation will air several times on the University of Central Missouri’s public TV station, KMOS-TV. The panel discussion before an audience of about 50 people was hosted by UCM President …

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 …