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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.

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 …

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 …