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MCC remembers trustee Robert (Bob) Martin, 1934-2017

Metropolitan Community College lost its longest-serving trustee, Robert “Bob” Hugh Martin, on Monday, April 3, 2017. Trustee Martin served 41 years on the Board of Trustees. “His unique historical knowledge, his expertise and his strong leadership and dedication to MCC will be sorely missed,” Chancellor Mark James said. “Bob raised the bar for everyone around …

MCC students aim high to capture Al Roker’s attention

Students at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City are going to great heights to get “Today” show weatherman Al Roker to come to this “neck of the woods.” MCC has officially invited the NBC personality to the MCC-Business & Technology campus for his upcoming 50-state “Rokerthon” tour. In a Facebook video posted Feb. 24, MCC students and …

Missouri lawmakers meet with MCC campus presidents

Metropolitan Community College campus presidents spent time in the state’s capital the week of Feb. 20 to talk with lawmakers about the importance of community college and the direct impact higher education has on training and educating the next generation. MCC students were also part of the delegation to Jefferson City. Thirteen students from MCC-Longview …

MCC, Northwest Missouri State work together to save students time, money

Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University will launch a pilot program in Fall 2017 that, through a concurrent enrollment model, meets a joint goal of increasing the number of students completing associate and bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format. The partnership will provide students with an opportunity to complete both an Associate of …

State higher education board green-lights MCC student success program

The state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education along with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have approved Metropolitan Community College’s participation in the Guided Pathways to Success pilot program. MCC is one of just five colleges chosen to implement the initiative. The program focuses on developing clear “degree pathways” designed to keep students on track …

MCC and Kansas City Royals renew partnership

Metropolitan Community College is pleased to announce it is continuing a partnership with the Kansas City Royals. The agreement provides the College with an opportunity to spread the word about the high-quality academic and career programs MCC provides the Greater Kansas City region. The partnership began in 2014. The new three-year agreement, which runs through …

MCC Foundation directors help share the MCC story

More than 25 community leaders generously volunteer their time, talent and resources by serving on the MCC Foundation Board of Directors. The group works to advance the mission of the College through philanthropy, advocacy and volunteerism. Carolyn Watley, president of benefits and insurance for the Kansas City office of CBIZ, is one of the gracious …