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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.

FastTracks, MCC partnership with Northwest Missouri State, on track for Fall ’18 launch

FastTracks — a program that lets students earn a Metropolitan Community College associate degree and a Northwest Missouri State bachelor’s degree in four years without leaving the Kansas City area — is enrolling students and will launch in August. “We’re excited about FastTracks,” says Andy Minor, enrollment manager at MCC-Maple Woods. “We’re looking to get …

Video: MCC’s 2018 commencement ceremony (plus quotes, pictures)

Metropolitan Community College’s Class of 2018 got a big sendoff complete with wise words and warm wishes May 17 at Municipal Auditorium. The 910 participating graduates heard their names announced as they walked across the commencement stage. All told, about 2,600 students applied for graduation in 2017-18. Here’s a look back at the night in …

Every grad has a story. Here are just a few from MCC’s Class of 2018

More than 2,500 students make up Metropolitan Community College’s Class of 2018 (commencement is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Municipal Auditorium). Among them: Brandon Baker Baker’s goal is to become an immigration attorney, and the first step is graduating with his associate in arts transfer degree from MCC-Longview. He plans to study Spanish …

MCC Foundation’s Gratitude Reception honors major scholarship donors

Major donors to the Metropolitan Community College Foundation were honored at an April 24 event at Three Points Event Space downtown. The Gratitude Reception’s guests of honor were Matt and Judith Flynn, former MCC-Penn Valley instructors who established the Cristo Rey Kansas City Scholarship in 2007 for students graduating from the midtown Catholic high school. …

2,500+ are candidates for graduation; #MCCGrads2018 ceremony May 17

Metropolitan Community College’s 2018 commencement exercises will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Municipal Auditorium downtown (301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105). More than 900 students are expected to “walk,” and with family and friends on hand, total attendance should exceed 4,000. This year, more than 2,500 MCC students applied …

Degree planning, Starfish early alerts help MCC students find success

Fewer Metropolitan Community College students are dropping classes. More are successfully completing classes. And the percentage of fall semester students re-enrolling for spring is on the rise. What’s behind these encouraging trends? MCC officials point to two student success initiatives launched last fall: required degree planning for first-time students, and early alerts for all students …