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Moving Beyond Complacency is theme of Social Justice Conference

More than 150 education and leadership professionals gathered at Metropolitan Community College for the institution’s annual Social Justice Conference. The event, which took place at the MCC-Penn Valley campus Nov. 10, included both College faculty and staff, but grew this year to also host representatives from 12 outside entities. The goal of the conference is …

Photo gallery: MCC-KCPS Fair

More than one hundred Kansas City Public School (KCPS) students converged on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus to network with the College’s admissions and enrollment experts. The event, called the MCC-KCPS Fair, on Nov. 1 was the first of its kind in conjunction with the school district. Students were able to learn about what …

Photo gallery: Human lifespan class visits Independence elementary school

Hands on learning was the motive for an October field trip for MCC-Blue River students. Psychology instructor Kimberly Glackin worked with the Independence School District to arrange for her human lifespan class to visit with young students at Little Blue Elementary. The class was learning about middle childhood and Glackin wanted them to see how children change …

MCC introduces Dr. Tyjaun Lee and opens new Student Success Center

Metropolitan Community College formally introduced Tyjaun Lee, Ph.D., to the Greater Kansas City community as the president of the MCC-Penn Valley campus on Oct. 26. A reception for Lee was followed by a special unveiling of the campus’ new Student Success Center. Lee, who has more than 20 years of progressive experience in higher education, …

Civility and Respect Series features Pearl Rovaris-MacDonald

Metropolitan Community College staff and faculty are invited to celebrate cultural diversity and register for the 2017-18 Civility and Respect Series. This year’s keynote speaker is Pearl Rovaris-MacDonald. She’s given more than 1,500 presentations nationwide, covering topics like communication, diversity, team building and stress management. She has also worked as a comedian at ComedyCity in …

Seventh year for MCC-Maple Woods Haunted Barn

It’s their seventh year for haunting. The Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program is again hosting its“Haunted Barn” event. The MCC community and general public are invited. Here are the event specifics. MCC-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program’s Haunted Barn: Dates:  Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, Time:  8-11 p.m. Location:  MCC-Maple Woods (Vet …

MCC-Maple Woods annual Adopt a Pet program works to find forever homes

It is that time of the year when the Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program is working to find forever homes for the animals the students have been working with this semester. Meet Darla and Jetta, just two of the charming critters available for adoption. Darla is an eight-month-old, female, domestic short-haired cat. Jetta …

Photo gallery: Almost 100 young men attend Men of Color at MCC-Longview

Metropolitan Community College-Longview hosted another successful Men of Color Leadership Summit. Almost 100 young men from six local high schools were in attendance at the event held on Oct. 12. MCC-Longview President Kirk Nooks described the summit as “a hit.” The Men of Color Leadership Summit is designed for high school juniors and seniors to help …