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Tim Engle works in MCC's Communications and Public Relations office. Have a story idea? Call him at 816.604.1338 or email Tim.Engle@mcckc.edu.

Statement from MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty on Oct. 10 HHS event

Oct. 9, 2019 We’ve been receiving questions from some community members about the Oct. 10 event that will be held on Metropolitan Community College’s Penn Valley campus. MCC is a public college that hosts a variety of events and speakers on our campuses. In this case, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asked …

Photo gallery: MCC-Maple Woods celebrates Student Center renovation

Metropolitan Community College’s Maple Woods campus held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 30 to mark a “refresh” of the Student Center building, including the student dining area and lounge, Campus Life & Leadership office and student organizations meeting space. Maple Woods president Tyjaun Lee described the remodeled Student Center as a “shining jewel” of the campus. …

MCC Board of Trustees seeks applicants for vacant seat from Subdistrict 4

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill a board vacancy from Subdistrict 4 of the College’s service area. Trustee Henry Carner of Independence resigned in July after being appointed to the Jackson County Election Board. The MCC Board of Trustees will accept applications for the vacant seat through 4 p.m. …

Catalytic converter thieves, beware: Free engraving Oct. 4 at MCC-Longview

The Metropolitan Community College Police Department and automotive technology program are teaming up to deter would-be thieves of catalytic converters on vehicles. At the “Etch and Catch” event — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at MCC-Longview in Lee’s Summit — car owners can get their catalytic converters engraved with the vehicle identification …

Group of international businesswomen visits MCC as part of U.S. tour

“I’m just thrilled to be in a room with international women leaders!” Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said Sept. 19 as she welcomed eight W-GDP delegates who are on a tour of the United States. W-GDP is the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, and MCC was one stop for this W-GDP group over …

‘RooMentum’ program eliminates barriers for MCC students headed to UMKC

“RooMentum” might sound like something you’d rub on a sore back. But it’s really a combination of the University of Missouri-Kansas City mascot — the Roos — and the momentum for students created by a new partnership between UMKC and Metropolitan Community College. That momentum should propel students toward faster completion of a four-year degree. …

KC Educational Opportunity Center celebrates 40 years of serving the community

The Kansas City Educational Opportunity Center, which works to increase the number of adults enrolling in college or other postsecondary training, first opened its doors in 1979. That makes this the 40th year for the Kansas City location, which has been administered from the beginning by Metropolitan Community College. The four-decades milestone was celebrated at …

Meet MCC’s new full-time faculty members, Part 1

Profiles of new full-time Metropolitan Community College faculty, Fall 2019, Part 1 Look for Parts 2, 3 and 4 in the weeks ahead. Cindy Maxey-Droege English instructor, MCC-Penn Valley Why she wanted to work at MCC: “It’s diverse and cutting edge.” Experience: She taught for 10 years at Moberly Area Community College. Education: B.A. in …

Photo gallery: First week of MCC fall semester classes

Metropolitan Community College kicked off its 105th academic year on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Here are some first-week scenes from our five campuses. You’ll see lots of smiles, helpful faculty and staff, a book or two, and one gregarious Wolf. Welcome (and welcome back) to MCC! Photos by Clay Bussey, Andrew Ryan and Mary Beth Hope/MCC …