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MCC-Longview president shares his thoughts on helping students

MCC-Longview President Dr. Kirk Nooks joined a national conversation about youthful community college presidents and chancellors. Nooks, part of Generation X, was one of four officials interviewed in a recent article in Community College Daily, an online publication of the American Association of Community Colleges. Nooks talked about his sense of urgency. Being in Generation X “gives me a …

MCC student’s journey from homeless to graduation

If you run into 20 year old Katelynn Corkern on the MCC-Blue River campus, you will find her grinning and usually helping someone with directions or giving advice about which resources might help a student navigate through college life. Her smile and her willingness to help will alone brighten your day, but if you have …

Young students working to be college-bound will be honored

Each spring, High Aspirations Inc. has a celebratory breakfast banquet to honor and recognize young men who have made great strides over the past year. Mentors, participants, their families and guests come together to share in the accomplishments in the following areas: academic achievement, attendance and participation in High Aspirations activities, and relationship building with their mentors …

Two MCC athletes named NJCAA ‘Baseball Players of the Week’

Two MCC athletes have been named “Baseball Players of the Week” by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), which is made up of 300-plus community colleges. Tyler Cox, who plays for the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs, and Nate Hunter, who plays for the MCC-Longview Lakers, earned the title for games played during Week 10 of …

At SkillsUSA state championships, MCC students win 10 gold medals

MCC students had a fantastic showing in the SkillsUSA Missouri State Championships. MCC-Longview Automotive had four students and MCC-Business & Technology Campus had two students representing MCC in the competition. Those six students brought home a total of TEN medals and TWO are now heading to the national competition. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, …