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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.

Michael R. Brown, Barbara A. Washington join MCC Board of Trustees

Two new members have joined the Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees. They were sworn in at the board’s April 21 meeting. Michael R. Brown is the new trustee representing MCC’s Subdistrict 6. Barbara A. Washington is the new trustee representing Subdistrict 3. The College’s governing board is made up of six community members each …

MCC signs transfer agreement with Cleveland University-Kansas City

Metropolitan Community College and Cleveland University-Kansas City have signed an academic cooperation agreement that will allow MCC students to easily transfer credits toward Cleveland’s bachelor’s degree program. The agreement, the first between the two institutions, provides for MCC graduates in three programs — associate in arts, associate in science in biology, and associate in science …

Outgoing MCC trustees Tolbert, Tow presented with commendation resolutions

Metropolitan Community College trustees Richard Charles Tolbert and Mariann Tow, who between them contributed 20 years of service to the College, were officially honored and applauded April 21. At their final board meeting as trustees, Tolbert and Tow were presented with resolutions of commendation. Tolbert, first elected in 2004, served two six-year terms on the …

Photo album: 2016 Flights of Fancy kite fest at MCC-Longview

Wow! Organizers of the 2016 Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival at MCC-Longview in Lee’s Summit estimated attendance (based on car counts) of 36,000 people. That’s substantially more than the 24,000 who came to the last kite festival in 2014. It was a beautiful day, though: Cloudy much of the time, but the sun burst …

‘Movers and shakers’ with MCC connections named to Power 100 list

Three co-chairs of the Metropolitan Community College capital campaign and four members of the MCC Foundation board of directors made the Kansas City Business Journal’s Power 100 list for 2016. Business Journal editors describe the “admittedly subjective list” as including “people who are deemed powerful because of the titles or offices they hold, the money …

Look up! MCC-Longview’s Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Fest is Saturday

Better start stretching your neck now: The Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, April 16, on the picturesque lawn of Metropolitan Community College-Longview in Lee’s Summit. The annual* event is “one of the biggest kite festivals anywhere” and draws people from throughout Missouri and Kansas, says Tami …

‘Good Food Revolution’ author to speak at MCC-Longview event

Urban farmer Will Allen, declared one of the world’s “seven most powerful foodies” by food writer Michael Pollan, will speak at Metropolitan Community College-Longview’s spring convocation Tuesday, April 19. The free public event, to be held at the Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 N.W. Murray Road in Lee’s Summit, begins with a 5 p.m. …