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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.

MCC Foundation board reaching ‘further out into the community,’ at-large officer Kathy Achelpohl says

100 Years, 100 Stories This is one in a series of stories about the leadership of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board. MCC Foundation directors serve as ambassadors for the College, advocate in the community on its behalf, and raise money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives across the district. KATHY ACHELPOHL, an …

From the archives, 2001: MCC-Longview named a Time magazine ‘College of the Year’

100 Years, 100 Stories MCC’s Longview campus was singled out for national praise in 2001 by a special issue of Time magazine produced in conjunction with the Princeton Review. What made MCC-Longview a “College of the Year”? Its Writing Across the Curriculum program. Longview, according to Time, “places an uncommon emphasis on teaching its students to communicate effectively. …

From the archives: ‘Exciting things were taking shape’ in 1915

100 Years, 100 Stories When Annette Betz wrote about the early days of the institution that would become Metropolitan Community College, she wrote with authority — she was there. Betz was a German, Latin and English instructor who worked at the College from the time it opened its doors in 1915 until she retired in 1957. One note: …

Jazz concert featuring students, local musicians Dec. 9 at MCC-Penn Valley

Don’t miss the Penn Valley Jazz Ensemble’s upcoming concert. What: The ensemble includes students from each MCC campus as well as local jazz musicians. The concert will feature jazz of various styles including the music of Count Basie and Herbie Hancock, among others. When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 Where: MCC-Penn Valley’s Little Theater, first …

Video: Thank you, and you and you . . .

100 years, 100 Stories  Video: Metropolitan Community College is one of the nation’s most historic community colleges. With five campuses, spanning a 50-mile radius across the Greater Kansas City area and serving about 37,000 students each year, MCC has a proud tradition of providing high quality, affordable education to students.   With more than 120 degree …