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Video: MCC-Business and Technology presents new apprenticeship program to KC City Council

Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology representatives were pleased to have the opportunity to tell a Kansas City Council committee about the College’s new apprenticeship program. A four-member team — Shonda Atwater, apprenticeship outreach director; Joseph Roche, dean of instruction; Lou Tobin, division chair for industrial technology; and Roy Konkey, apprenticeship regional director, U.S. Department of Labor …

New and existing MCC scholarships could ease student loan rate increase

Students who are working on solutions to meet the rate increase on federal student loans effective July 1 should look to the growing scholarship opportunities at Metropolitan Community College. The U.S. Treasury Department recently raised interest rates for federal student loans for both undergraduate and graduate students. New loans disbursed from July 1, 2017, to …

Video: Dr. Kimberly Beatty, new MCC chancellor, shares her story

Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Metropolitan Community College’s new chancellor, shared her story and the values she will bring to the community in an interview during her welcome reception on June 19. As MCC chancellor, Dr. Beatty said, “I commit to you today, by partnering with the executive team, faculty and staff, MCC will be a place …

Video: MCC welcomes new chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty

In case you were not able to attend Metropolitan Community College’s reception for Chancellor Kimberly Beatty at the historic Union Station last month, we wanted to share video highlights from the event. Dr. Beatty wants to extend her gratitude for such a warm welcome. The institution’s eighth chancellor joins MCC from Houston Community College, where …

MCC-Blue River opens its new Enrollment Center

Students heading back to class this fall will notice some renovations at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River. On June 13, the campus held a ribbon-cutting to debut its newly dubbed Enrollment Center. The Enrollment Center is an area where several student services offices are located, such as academic and financial aid advising, student records and student …

Photo gallery: MCC honorees at Missouri Community College Association event

The Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) recently published its photo album from this spring’s annual awards luncheon. The awards from MCCA are twofold.  These awards honor outstanding community college educators each year with the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching. They also recognize outstanding Phi Theta Kappa scholars by naming them to the All-Missouri Academic Team. Faculty Awards: …

New bus route expands benefits to MCC U-Pass riders

Metropolitan Community College students have even better transportation options now, thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and a brand-new RideKC bus route, designed specifically with students in mind. The College is starting Year 2 of its free U-Pass bus program for students, and RideKC is getting ready to launch …

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 …