Author archives

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:” …

MCC poised to name new mascot with collegewide parties

And the winner is … ? Well, it’s a secret for now, but on Thursday, Dec. 7, Metropolitan Community College will reveal its new mascot! The votes have been tallied, and we want you to be there when our campuses unveil the winning mascot. On Dec. 7, each campus will have a mascot unveiling party. …

MCC expands MLK scholarship program to five awards

Time is of the essence for students who want to apply for the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at Metropolitan Community College, which in 2018 will grow from one award to five. The scholarship, previously awarded to a single student in MCC’s Early College program, will now be open to students collegewide, with a …

MCC-Longview Campus Center renamed in honor of Robert H. Martin

A chilly November afternoon did not daunt more than 100 well-wishers who came to celebrate the life and dedication of Metropolitan Community College icon Robert H. Martin at the unveiling of a building renamed in his honor. Mr. Martin died April 3, 2017, after serving the College for an unprecedented 41 years on the Board …

Golf ball puts dog in MCC vet tech operating room

Metropolitan Community College veterinary technology students are often angels of mercy to the animals who are brought into the program each semester for study and care, but nobody could have foreseen how students would play a role in helping to discover the unusual reason for a dog’s discomfort. Dr. Chris Morrow, who runs the vet …