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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.

Missouri colleges, universities seek 6 percent increase in core funding

It’s a new year, which means a new session for the Missouri General Assembly. The Missouri Community College Association, which represents and advocates for MCC and Missouri’s 11 other community colleges, has published its 2016 Legislative Agenda. This year’s funding priorities as identified by MCCA: + Increase core funding for all Missouri public college and universities by …

From the archives: Before Blue River, there was a Blue Springs campus

100 Years, 100 Stories MCC-Blue River became Metropolitan Community College’s fourth permanent campus in 1997, but before that came a Blue Springs campus (opened in 1984 as an extension of MCC-Longview) and an Independence campus. That Independence location became the home of MCC-Blue River. The photo above is the Blue Springs campus in the mid-1980s. …

New-student welcome events planned this week

A new semester is almost upon us — Spring 2016 classes start Monday, Jan. 11, at MCC’s five campuses. (Here’s how to enroll.) Each campus is planning welcome events for new students that will include an overview of campus resources and services. The schedule: + MCC-Business & Technology: Thursday, Jan. 7, 3-4:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 …

Businesswoman and author Marquita Miller joins MCC Foundation board

Marquita Miller has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Her nomination was approved Dec. 17 by the MCC Board of Trustees. Miller owns and operates Five Star Tax & Business Solutions in Kansas City. She started her own small business in 2005 after years of working as an accountant for Fortune 500 …