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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.

Photo gallery: Expresso Yourself campus meetings with Chancellor Beatty

MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty has wrapped up her Engagement Tour with meetings at all five campuses and the MCC District Office. Employees and students were invited to the events, which Dr. Beatty plans to continue in the years to come. The campus meetings, themed “Expresso Yourself,” started at MCC-Business & Technology on Sept. 11 and …

MCC composition class will now count as a required English class at MU

There’s good news for Missouri community college students planning to transfer to the University of Missouri in Columbia: Composition 1 classes will now count as a required MU English credit instead of an elective. Metropolitan Community College requires two English courses for the associate in arts degree, a popular option for transfer students: English 101 …

Two MCC students win Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarships

Two students at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, Joshua Gray and Eli Salazar, have been named 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, an honor that comes with a $1,000 scholarship. Of 200 Coca-Cola scholarships awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members across the country, 25 are specifically for veterans or active members of the military. Gray is …

Busy OSHA training center at MCC gets a new name

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training center at Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus has a new name, as of Oct. 1. The new name is Great Plains OSHA Education Center. It was previously known as Region VII OSHA Training Institute Education Center. The center at MCC will serve as the lead …

MCC wins three first-place awards in regional communications/marketing contest

Metropolitan Community College’s communications and public relations team won three first-place prizes in a regional competition of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations, an association of community college communicators. The NCMPR District 5 Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges in District 5, which encompasses seven states. MCC’s …

An exciting beginning: Burns & McDonnell Design Innovation Lab opens

The new Burns & McDonnell Design Innovation Lab is the first partnership of its kind at Metropolitan Community College, but Chancellor Kimberly Beatty is resolved that it won’t be the last. “This is an exciting beginning,” the chancellor said at the grand opening of the program Oct. 5 at MCC’s Business & Technology campus. She …

MCC faculty summit focuses on high-impact practices

“MCC is a jewel, and we will work together to help us shine even brighter,” Chancellor Kimberly Beatty told faculty attending the Teaching and Learning Faculty Summit Sept. 29 at MCC-Business & Technology. The summit was a professional development activity offered to MCC faculty by the Title III Institutional FOCUS grant, to support faculty redesign …

MCC expert offers tips on how to keep your personal info safe

There’s been explosive growth in the use of digital and internet technologies over the last two decades. Consumers often enter their personal and payment information into websites, apps and other services using numerous devices. Regrettably, consumers and industry sometimes find they’ve traded functionality and convenience for security and privacy. October is National Cyber Security Awareness …

Board of Trustees approves 2017-2021 MCC Strategic Plan

MCC’s Board of Trustees approved the College’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan at its Sept. 28 meeting. The plan includes goals and objectives for five overall strategic themes: Student Success; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Resource Development and Alignment; Culture and Environment; and Structure and Processes. Learn more about the Strategic Plan here. Following a year of in-depth …

Burns & McDonnell Design Innovation Lab to be unveiled at Oct. 5 ceremony

The new Burns & McDonnell Design Innovation Lab at Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus will give select students an opportunity for focused instruction in using advanced design software with an emphasis on real-world problem solving and communication skills. Upon completion of that supplemental instruction, Burns & McDonnell will consider students for potential internships …