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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.

Chancellor emeritus Jacqueline Snyder named a Park University trustee

Jacqueline Snyder, Ed.D., MCC’s chancellor from 2005 to 2010, has been elected by the Park University Board of Trustees to a spot on the board. Before being named chancellor, Snyder served as president of MCC-Penn Valley for 6-1/2 years, and before that she was vice chancellor of economic and resource development. She worked here 15 …

Why a middle school teacher came to MCC to become an EMT

Stacy Williamson admits feeling a rush whenever she spots the flashing lights, hears the siren. “Every time an ambulance goes by,” she says, “my heart goes pitter-patter. I’m like, ooh, where are they going?” It’s been that way since she was a kid. She always wanted to be an EMT — emergency medical technician — …

MCC classrooms get a technology ‘refresh’ over the summer

Classrooms across MCC’s five campuses spent the summer getting “refreshed,” technologically speaking. The $1.25 million project involves new technology for all classrooms, 402 in all: 48 at MCC-Blue River, 88 at MCC-Business & Technology, 84 at MCC-Longview, 59 at MCC-Maple Woods and 126 at MCC-Penn Valley, which includes the Health Science Institute. Full-time faculty had …

Interim president for MCC-Penn Valley named

Dr. Tony Ross, most recently vice president for student affairs at California State University-Los Angeles, has been named interim president of the MCC-Penn Valley campus. Ross is stepping in as Dr. Joe Seabrooks leaves MCC for a community college presidency in Dallas. Seabrooks served as president at MCC-Penn Valley and, before that, at MCC-Blue River. …

Vice chancellor Shelley Kneuvean named to Missouri Workforce Development Board

Shelley Temple Kneuvean, MCC’s vice chancellor for financial and administrative services, has been appointed to the Missouri Workforce Development Board. The advisory council to Gov. Jay Nixon and the Division of Workforce Development focuses on employment and training needs of Missouri businesses. Nixon announced appointments to five boards and commissions July 26. They’re subject to …

Students who need food at home can get help from Scouts’ Cupboard

Dawinderpreet Brar can’t forget a conversation last spring with one of her College 100 students. “Can you help me with this assignment?” he asked. “We talked about this for an hour in class,” she reminded him. “Don’t you remember?” His response was heartbreaking. “No,” he told her. “I was just really hungry and I couldn’t …

MCC’s Jackie Gill named to national workforce development panel

Jackie Gill, Ed.D., president of the MCC-Business & Technology campus, has been appointed to the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. Gill’s term on the commission runs from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2019. “We are sure that your insights and leadership will significantly contribute to the Board’s decision-making …

MCC trustee David Disney spotted mentoring #girlsinstem

A familiar face could be found in a picture tweeted out recently by KC STEM Alliance from the Maker Faire event at Union Station. Some girls in hard hats appeared to be listening attentively to a JE Dunn Construction employee. What were they doing? Learning how to make birdhouses. Who was the employee? David Disney, …