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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.

Veterans Day events planned at MCC campuses

Metropolitan Community College students and employees will honor military veterans on Wednesday, Veterans Day, with special ceremonies: + At MCC-Penn Valley, Veterans Day will kick off at 8 a.m. with the ROTC color guard from East High School raising the flags at the Penn Valley flagpole. Then at 2 p.m in the lobby of the …

MCC again named a ‘Military Friendly School’

Through programs such as Veterans Upward Bound, MCC strives to help military veterans achieve success in and out of the classroom. These efforts were validated when the College was named a 2016 “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media, publisher of such media channels as G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. The Military Friendly designation is awarded …

MCC’s 16th annual KC Storytelling Celebration kicks off Nov. 4

If it’s autumn in Kansas City, it’s time to gather around and hear a good story. Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods will present its 16th annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration Nov. 4-7 at locations around Kansas City, including several libraries. More than 20 public events will entertain a variety of audiences, including senior citizens, schoolchildren and …

Paranormal romance at MCC-Longview Literary Festival Oct. 23

This year’s Longview Literary Festival, to be held Friday, Oct. 23, at Metropolitan Community College-Longview, will include a keynote address by Claire Ashgrove, a paranormal and historical romance author. The event’s featured speaker will be Bryan Thomas Schmidt, a speculative fiction author and Hugo award-nominated editor of adult and children’s science fiction and fantasy novels …

College scholarship fair attracts ‘Infinite Scholars’

Being a scholar takes brains, but it can also take money. MCC-Penn Valley’s Education Center was the site of the Infinite Scholars college fair Oct. 10. The focus of this fair, open to high school students from around Kansas City, was scholarships. Students were instructed to bring multiple copies of their official ACT or SAT …