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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.

This MCC/AT&T technology event was all about the girls

About 300 young women in grades 6 through 12 got hands-on with technology Sept. 27 at an event at MCC’s Business & Technology campus. “You are in the right place at the right time,” campus president Dr. Jackie Gill told the middle school and high school girls. “There are high-in-demand jobs, and females should be represented. …

The search is underway for a new MCC mascot

Last spring, Metropolitan Community College announced it would consolidate sports teams starting in Fall 2018. Athletics will still be offered at four MCC campuses: baseball and softball at MCC-Maple Woods, men’s and women’s soccer at MCC-Blue River, women’s cross country and women’s volleyball at MCC-Longview, and men’s and women’s basketball at MCC-Penn Valley). MCC’s four …

MCC mascots through the years

MCC is in search of a new mascot, but it can’t be the same as one of our previous or current mascots. Here’s some history, but first some background on how something called a “Polytechnic” became “Metropolitan.” MCC’s name changes 1915: Founded as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute by the Kansas City School District. Originally …

MCC-Longview mocktail hour is a stop on Chancellor Engagement Tour

A “mocktail hour” Sept. 18 at MCC-Longview was another chance for Chancellor Kimberly Beatty to meet students as part of her Engagement Tour.  At the noon-hour event, guests could sample fruity, alcohol-free concoctions with names like “Woo Woo.” They could also peruse a display on the effects of alcohol. That included a collection of real-looking …

Trustees appoint three new members to MCC Foundation board

Matt Johnson, Ruth Stricklen Pullins and Wayne Strickland have joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. They were appointed Aug. 24 by the MCC Board of Trustees following nomination and approval by the Foundation board. The new members’ board terms run through 2020. Matt Johnson Johnson, of Olathe, is vice president of marketing …

Photo gallery: Meeting the chancellor at MCC-Maple Woods breakfast

MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty was on hand Sept. 5 at MCC-Maple Woods for a free grab-and-go breakfast. Students and employees were treated to bagels, pastries, fruit and juice. The paper sacks holding the bagels included a message urging students to visit their instructors during office hours. Outside-of-class interaction with faculty is the week’s theme, part …

Photo gallery: Breakfast With the Bigwigs at MCC-Penn Valley

MCC-Penn Valley invited students to a “Breakfast With the Bigwigs,” but they had to do a little work for their doughnuts and fruit. Students were given “stamp cards,” with instructions to seek out at least three College employees, find out a little about them, and ask them to autograph the card. Several Penn Valley employees …