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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.

#TeamMCC pictures from Relay the Way on Royals’ opening day

Metropolitan Community College is so proud of #TeamMCC: Our “players” did a terrific job on Sunday morning, April 3, as part of Relay the Way, the longest “first pitch” in Kansas City Royals history. Team MCC’s 20 members covered the territory at 18th Street and Grand Boulevard as the baseball made the turn from Grand …

The tail of how the Disneys adopted brother and sister pups

If you’ve ever volunteered at an animal shelter, you know you run the risk of meeting a new family member there. When David Disney, MCC Board of Trustees president, asked wife Kathy if she’d like to spend part of the MLK Day of Service at Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption in Mission, she figured he …

MCC one of 20 colleges in national initiative that will propose consistent career and technical credentialing

Metropolitan Community College has been named one of 20 colleges nationwide that will take part in an initiative seeking to make sense of the bewildering array of education and training credentials. Those credentials, particularly in career and technical programs, can include certificates, degrees, apprenticeships, industry certifications and licenses, digital badges and more. The Right Signals …

Gabe Hernandez of Burns & McDonnell named to MCC Foundation board

Gabe Hernandez of Overland Park has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. His nomination was approved Feb. 18 by the MCC Board of Trustees. Hernandez is vice president of substation projects at the Burns & McDonnell engineering and architecture firm in Kansas City. He works in the Transmission and Distribution Services division. …

Hangin’ with an MCC campus president on Presidents’ Day

About 20 elementary students from Kansas City Public Schools spent part of Presidents’ Day — a day off for them — having lunch with an actual president: Dr. Joe Seabrooks, who leads MCC-Penn Valley. Seabrooks worked with Melissa Robinson, a member of the KCPS Board of Directors, to host a group of 7- to 9-year-olds …