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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.

#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, …

Henry W. Bloch, 1922-2019

The Metropolitan Community College family and MCC Foundation join the rest of Kansas City in mourning the loss of Henry W. Bloch, a longtime friend of the College. The philanthropist and co-founder of H&R Block died April 23 at age 96. He was the namesake of the Henry W. Bloch Scholars program, which since 2000 …

‘Etch and Catch’ catalytic converter event April 26 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, April 26, at MCC-Longview in Lee’s Summit — car owners can get their catalytic converters engraved with the vehicle identification …

MCC-Blue River math team wins national problem-solving competition

Mathematics students from the MCC-Blue River campus won the grand prize in a national competition through the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). Joshua Gray, Mikayla Hoyle and Patience Mitchell competed as a team in the first Student Research League. The team was mentored by Sherri Peister, a learning specialist in Blue River’s Academic …