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Video: MCC celebrates 100th birthday with parties on each campus

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the MCC family celebrated the College’s Centennial on each campus with cake, punch and festivities that included “selfie stations” with props such as party hats. Students, employees and members of the Board of Trustees joined in the revelry. The many birthday cakes were provided by the MCC Foundation. Proclamations …

Linscomb scholarships support MCC-Maple Woods students

NeVada Linscomb

100 Years, 100 Stories In August 2012, MCC received a $100,000 pledge payable over a four-year period from the Irven and NeVada Linscomb Foundation to support student scholarships. The gift provides funding for “Linscomb Scholars,” continuing an existing scholarship fund, the Irven E. Linscomb Scholarship Program, that was established by the Linscomb Foundation in 2000 …

MCC’s Francis Institute – Beating Summer Boredom on KCTV5’s Better KC

Lisa Boggess with tips to beat summer boredom

  Child Expert, Lisa Boggess, from MCC’s Francis Institute shared creative ideas to keep kids busy this summer on  KCTV5’s Better Kansas City. Her fun ideas may be found on the Francis Institutes Pinterest board.      Segment 1 included popsicle stick construction, homemade board game, popsicle stick puzzles, game pieces, large dice and tic-tac-toe with painted rocks. Segment …

Francis Institute on ‘Better Kansas City’: Oobleck, dinosaur eggs and galaxy slime

Francis Institute on Better KC

Lisa Boggess from MCC’s Francis Institute was featured on the July 29 edition of the KCTV5 show “Better Kansas City,” with tips on how to beat summer boredom with children. Boggess provided ideas on integrating children’s literature and sensory stimulation with slime and oobleck. All of these activities can be found on the Francis Institute’s Pinterest board.   …

From the archives: The saga of a bold venture

Saga of a bold adventure

100 Years, 100 Stories More than 50 years ago, in 1964, Annette Betz wrote an article outlining the history and journey of the institution that would become Metropolitan Community College. Betz was a German, Latin and English instructor who worked at the college from the time it opened its doors in 1915 until she retired in 1957.

Breaking summer boredom on KCTV5’s ‘Better Kansas City’

Lisa Boggess on Better KC

Lisa Boggess from MCC’s Francis Institute was featured on the July 22 edition of the KCTV5 show “Better Kansas City,” with tips on how to beat kids’ summer boredom. Boggess provided fun food ideas. All of these activities can be found on the Francis Institute’s Pinterest board.         Rock Candy Growing your own rock candy …

From the archives: The land that would become MCC-Penn Valley

Penn Valley photo from 1968

100 Years, 100 Stories MCC-Penn Valley opened its doors in 1969. This photo is from The Kansas City Times, and was published in February 1968. The caption: “The 27-acre junior college site recommended for the first campus of Metropolitan Junior College-Kansas City is outlined in this aerial photograph looking east. The Business Men’s Assurance building and the beginning …

Mark Johnson teaches more than classroom lessons

100 Years, 100 Stories MCC-Longview alumnus and adjunct business instructor Mark Johnson seems to be a living, breathing example of larger than life. The tall man with a booming voice easily commands his classroom, but that should be natural to a man who led Green Berets units in Special Operations. Johnson’s service included more than …