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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.

Jazz concert featuring students, local musicians Dec. 9 at MCC-Penn Valley

Don’t miss the Penn Valley Jazz Ensemble’s upcoming concert. What: The ensemble includes students from each MCC campus as well as local jazz musicians. The concert will feature jazz of various styles including the music of Count Basie and Herbie Hancock, among others. When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 Where: MCC-Penn Valley’s Little Theater, first …

Video: Thank you, and you and you . . .

100 years, 100 Stories  Video: Metropolitan Community College is one of the nation’s most historic community colleges. With five campuses, spanning a 50-mile radius across the Greater Kansas City area and serving about 37,000 students each year, MCC has a proud tradition of providing high quality, affordable education to students.   With more than 120 degree …

Convocation gives MCC faculty a chance to come together

MCC’s annual convocation Nov. 23 brought faculty members from all five campuses to MCC-Penn Valley to share information and ideas and even have a little fun. The day included a presentation from MCC Police on emergency procedures, remarks from two successful graduates, and a panel discussion on positive classroom strategies to engage students. At Carter Art Center, …

New president for MCC-Business & Technology campus announced

Dr. Jacqueline Gill will become president of MCC’s Business & Technology campus on Feb. 29, 2016, MCC Chancellor Mark James announced November 20, 2015. Dr. Gill is coming to MCC from Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas, where she serves as interim vice president for academic affairs for the Northeast campus and, since 2010, vice …

Missouri Innovation Campus again a finalist for national award

For a second year, the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit has been named a finalist for a prestigious national award that recognizes community college innovation in workforce development programs. The University of Florida’s Community College Futures Assembly presents Bellwether Awards in three categories: workforce development; instructional programs and services; and planning, governance and finance. …

HLC accreditation team wraps up MCC visit, offers preliminary assessment

Following many months of preparation from all corners of the MCC system, a Higher Learning Commission accreditation review team arrived for a day and a half of meetings, then several hours of deliberation and report-writing. One reviewer got here late last week for tours of the MCC-Business & Technology and MCC-Longview campuses. The full six-member …

Public invited to HLC accreditation forums Nov. 16-17

Higher Learning Commission team members begin arriving at Metropolitan Community College on Nov. 12 for several days of campus visits and meetings with faculty, staff, students, the Board of Trustees and community members. MCC and other colleges periodically undergo reevaluation by an accrediting body. The Higher Learning Commission accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the …