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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.

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 …

MCC employee’s art helps support Books for Vets scholarship

Here’s something to add to your weekend calendar: Michael Bidwell’s art show, 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 13) at Kaizen Fitness Collective, 4247 Walnut St. Bidwell, besides being an artist and photographer, is a student services specialist in the enrollment center at MCC-Penn Valley. He says he’s donating $50 a month to MCC’s Books for Vets …

MCC-Penn Valley welcomes 400 brainiacs to Science Olympiad

Almost 400 students from about 25 public, private and charter schools descended on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus Saturday, Feb. 6, to compete in regional Science Olympiad contests. The 27 teams of students came from schools and districts including North Kansas City Schools, Pembroke Hill, Notre Dame de Sion, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Platte County …

Higher Learning Commission reaccredits Metropolitan Community College

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Mark James has announced the findings of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation review of the College. In a letter to employees Jan. 15, James reported that all HLC criteria had been met and that the commission identified concerns consistent with those self-reported by MCC. Those areas of concern include strategic …

Simulation programs at MCC’s Virtual Hospital reaccredited for five years

Metropolitan Community College’s Virtual Hospital — a 10,000-square-foot facility that lets health-care students learn by working in a simulated hospital environment that includes a birthing model — has been reaccredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Virtual Hospital is part of MCC’s Health Science Institute at 3444 Broadway. The Virtual Hospital’s accreditation, in …