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MCC students and employees donate toys for community children

Surprise gifts will be waiting for children who will visit their families at the Jackson County Detention Center this holiday season thanks to students and employees at MCC-Penn Valley. For the past 11 years, the Criminal Justice Association has collected toys to donate during the holiday season. They are able to give between 100 to …

MCC students get warm, handmade gifts

Some MCC students and their families will receive an extra-warm holiday gift basket this year thanks to donations from several groups. Large boxes of handmade knitted and crocheted blankets, scarves, hats and gloves were delivered to the MCC-Penn Valley campus recently. Included in that delivery were backpacks full of school supplies. “We already have families …

MCC alumnus works to mentor and prepare more students for college

Kansas City’s Fox 4 highlighted a local mentoring program that is helping more students succeed in college.  The reporter spoke to Joel Langford, who will graduate with an associate degree from the MCC-Longview campus next spring. High Aspirations was founded in 2004 to serve the social, emotional, academic and spiritual needs of African-American males ages 8 …

MCC Chancellor Mark James named one of Ingram’s most powerful business leaders

Chancellor Mark James

We are proud to announce that ChancelIor Mark James was named to Ingram’s list of most powerful business leaders in the Kansas City area.   Ingram’s magazine, a local business publication, highlights  business, industry and economic development trends throughout the bi-state region. The publication explained its methodology in choosing the top 250 business leaders in the …

MCC promotes professional development for women in higher education

More than 100 women at Metropolitan Community College participated in an interactive program aimed to address the needs of changing demographics among college students and diverse communities by having discussions on professional growth and networking. This is the second year MCC’s office of inclusion and engagement hosted The Juncture. The annual symposium offered a day filled …

Next at 10, MCC students react to the Clinton-Trump debate

  Metropolitan Community College students Cole Kazmier and Chandler Templeton recently received a rare opportunity: They were asked to watch the first 2016 U.S. presidential debate with “41 Action News” anchor Mike Marusarz in studio and then offer live commentary on KSHB’s 10 p.m. news. Both students were excited about the experience, which highlighted how important young voters are …

MCC alumna plays a major role in this summer’s Olympics in Rio

It has been more than 10 years since Terin Humphrey earned her Olympic medals, but she will play a major role in this summer’s Olympic Games for Team USA. The two-silver-medals winner from the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, is on the selection committee for the women’s gymnastics team. She was elected to serve as the athletes’ representative on the …