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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.

Brian Hurley, MCC cybersecurity coordinator, wins national faculty award

Metropolitan Community College instructor Brian Hurley is one of 22 honorees nationwide to receive the 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award from the American Association of Community Colleges. Hurley is cybersecurity program coordinator and a computer science and information systems (CSIS) instructor at MCC-Blue River in Independence. He became an MCC faculty member in …

MCC announces Dean’s List honorees for Spring 2019

Metropolitan Community College has announced the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. About one-fifth of students enrolled were awarded the academic honor. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. Earning Dean’s List recognition is an indication of …

Thomas Meyer, Ph.D., appointed president of MCC’s Blue River, Business & Technology campuses

Thomas W. Meyer, Ph.D., has been named president of Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River and Business & Technology campuses. Meyer is coming to Kansas City from Lehigh Carbon Community College in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, where he is vice president for academic services and student development. Meyer’s appointment was approved by the MCC Board of Trustees …

#MCCGrads2019 livestream video, commencement photo gallery

Congratulations again to the Metropolitan Community College Class of 2019! The official count of grads who “walked” at the May 16 ceremony at Municipal Auditorium: 1,049. That’s the highest number in recent years. About 2,400 students were candidates for graduation (completing their studies last fall, this spring or this summer), earning more than 3,000 associate …

#MCCGrads2019: Student commencement speaker started at MCC at 15

Metropolitan Community College Class of 2019, meet fellow grad Isaac Clay, who will be speaking at your commencement ceremony May 16. Isaac only recently turned 18, but he will soon have two MCC certificates and an associate degree. He was home-schooled, so as he finished up his high school curriculum he also took general education …

MCC celebrates new cybersecurity lab and the program’s national recognition

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River’s new state-of-the-art cybersecurity lab was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 30. The growing program’s headquarters aims to be “the region’s premier center for information technology and cybersecurity education and training,” MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said at the event. The new 2,000-square-foot lab contains computers, workstations, a 24-person conference table and, …