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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.

Penn Station: A new resource for students who need to dress to impress

After the speechifying and the ribbon-cutting, it wasn’t long before a handful of students started checking out the threads inside a new boutique-like space at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. Penn Station, which celebrated its grand opening Jan. 16 on the Campus Center zero level near the cafeteria, is a “clothing closet” of free business attire …

MCC announces the Dean’s List for Fall 2019 semester

Metropolitan Community College has released the Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester. Across MCC’s five campuses and online, 2,933 students received the academic honor. (The College’s fall enrollment was 16,063.) To make the Dean’s List, students must earn a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. “Dean’s …

Filing dates for three seats on MCC Board of Trustees announced

The filing period for three of six seats on the Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees opens Dec. 24, with a final deadline of 5 p.m. Jan. 21. The election will be on April 7, 2020. Voters will elect MCC trustees for Subdistricts 2 and 5, both full six-year terms, as well as Subdistrict 4, …

Holmes Osborne appointed new MCC trustee from Subdistrict 4

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Holmes Osborne of Independence to represent Subdistrict 4 until the next MCC election in April. He replaces Henry Carner, who resigned in July. The board made the appointment on Dec. 9. Osborne was sworn in on Dec. 18. He is principal of Osborne Global Investors, a firm that specializes in money management …

New A.A.S. in agriculture degree expected to be offered starting in 2020-21

A new associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree in agriculture, with emphasis areas of agribusiness, animal science and plant science, has been approved by Metropolitan Community College’s Board of Trustees. The new degree option is expected to be available to students starting in 2020-21. The agriculture degree program was developed by MCC veterinary technology faculty …

MCC employees honored with Excellence in Teaching, Senior Service Awards

Seven Metropolitan Community College employees were honored at the Missouri Community College Association’s 2019 convention, held Nov. 6-8 in Kansas City. This year’s honorees are: Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Susan Blaser MCC-Business & Technology lineman coordinator/instructor Blaser has been a full-time instructor for MCC since 2008. Under her leadership, the lineman program has …

MCC to host veterans job fair Nov. 8, Veterans Day celebration Nov. 12

Veterans Day is coming up, and Metropolitan Community College will host special events with veterans as the focus. First, a Veterans Career and Transition Fair will be Friday, Nov. 8, 1-3 p.m., at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center, 31st Street and Pennsylvania. About 30 organizations and businesses — including Cintas Corp., City of Lenexa, Federal …

MCC instructor to read from his book of poetry

MCC-Blue River English instructor BJ Soloy will read from and sign his new book of poetry, “Our Pornography and Other Disaster Songs,” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 4-6 p.m. at Blue River’s Education Center 110. “I’ve been writing poetry for years and publishing poems for over a decade,” Soloy says. “A group of them started …

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 …