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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.

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. …

#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 …