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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.

Interested in teaching at MCC? Adjunct Career Fair is Saturday, July 20

Do you have a passion for teaching students and helping them prepare for their future? Metropolitan Community College is holding an Adjunct Career Fair on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MCC-Penn Valley campus, 3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64111. The event for prospective part-time faculty members will be …

Energy-efficient HVAC chiller earns MCC a $77K rebate from KCP&L

By Mary Beth Hope Metropolitan Community College received a rebate check for $77,663.31 from KCP&L in a ceremony at MCC-Penn Valley on July 9. MCC earned the rebate by installing special energy-efficient equipment and controls on Penn Valley’s chiller, the piece of HVAC machinery responsible for cooling and dehumidifying the air. According to Robert Burkey, director …

MCC recognized for its commitment to diversity of suppliers

Metropolitan Community College has been honored by the Women’s Business Development Center — Kansas City with the 2019 Public Sector Champion Award for the College’s commitment to supplier diversity. The award goes to an organization that shows a strong commitment to the creation of business opportunities for women-owned businesses and is supportive of the WBDC’s …

Photo gallery: MCC Day at the K, June 23

Metropolitan Community College honored the old Negro Leagues at MCC Day at the K on Sunday, June 23. There was a lot going on: An employee threw out a ceremonial first pitch. The MCC Wolf was there (and made lots of new friends).  The MCC Foundation and Royals Charities presented two students with scholarships worth …

Apprenticeship grant will help MCC train more KC workers in advanced manufacturing

Metropolitan Community College plans to expand its already growing skilled trades apprenticeship program, a move made possible by substantial grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. The four-year federal grant, announced in late June, was awarded to the Missouri Apprenticeships in Manufacturing Program (MoAMP), a statewide initiative to improve the ability to deliver innovative …

Brian Hurley, MCC cybersecurity coordinator, wins national faculty award

Metropolitan Community College instructor Brian Hurley is one of 22 honorees nationwide to receive the 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award from the American Association of Community Colleges. Hurley is cybersecurity program coordinator and a computer science and information systems (CSIS) instructor at MCC-Blue River in Independence. He became an MCC faculty member in …

MCC announces Dean’s List honorees for Spring 2019

Metropolitan Community College has announced the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. About one-fifth of students enrolled were awarded the academic honor. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. Earning Dean’s List recognition is an indication of …

Thomas Meyer, Ph.D., appointed president of MCC’s Blue River, Business & Technology campuses

Thomas W. Meyer, Ph.D., has been named president of Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River and Business & Technology campuses. Meyer is coming to Kansas City from Lehigh Carbon Community College in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, where he is vice president for academic services and student development. Meyer’s appointment was approved by the MCC Board of Trustees …