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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.

Fact sheet: The ‘MoWINs’ job training grants at MCC

When U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez visits MCC’s Business & Technology campus Aug. 18, a stop on his “Shared Prosperity for a Stronger America” tour leading up to Labor Day, there will be a lot of talk about the “Mo” grants. Do you know what the “Man” in the MoManWINs grant stands for? …

Best year ever for MCC’s OSHA training center

100 Years, 100 Stories It’s a record year for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training center at Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus. The Region VII OSHA Training Institute Education Center, which serves Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, trained 1,243 people between Oct. 1, 2014, and July 31 of this year. (By …

Foundation board secretary CiCi Rojas: MCC students’ life experience is ‘part of the value’

100 Years, 100 Stories This is one in a series of stories about the leadership of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board. MCC Foundation directors serve as ambassadors for the college, advocate in the community on its behalf, and raise money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives. CICI ROJAS, secretary of the Foundation’s …

MCC’s workforce training a win-win-win, Foundation board officer Josh Maxfield says

100 Years, 100 Stories This is one in a series of stories about the leadership of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board. MCC Foundation directors serve as ambassadors for the college, advocate in the community on its behalf, and raise money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives. JOSH MAXFIELD, treasurer of the Foundation’s 25-member …

MCC Foundation chair Jason Dalen: ‘Our alums are everywhere you look’

100 Years, 100 Stories This is one in a series of stories about the leadership of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board. MCC Foundation directors serve as ambassadors for the college, advocate in the community on its behalf, and raise money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives across the district. JASON DALEN, chair …

TRiO grant will help MCC students earn a four-year degree

100 Years, 100 Stories A five-year grant from the Federal TRiO Programs is designed to help 250 Metropolitan Community College students a year successfully graduate and go on to earn four-year degrees. Student Support Services is one of eight TRiO initiatives to serve and assist first-generation college students, low-income students and individuals with disabilities. The …

Two new directors named to MCC Foundation board

Ramin Cherafat and Susan B. Hare have joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Their nominations were approved June 11 by the college’s Board of Trustees. Ramin Cherafat is chief operating officer of McCownGordon Construction, one of Kansas City’s largest general contractors.  Cherafat has worked as a project manager, project executive and vice president for …