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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.

Kids2College March 20-22 will bring 1,000 sixth-graders to MCC-Penn Valley

Every sixth-grader in Kansas City Public Schools is about to get a taste of college life. About 1,000 KCPS sixth-grade students will visit the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus Tuesday-Thursday, March 20-22, as part of Kids2College, a national initiative to inspire a “college-going culture” among young people. The two-hour visits — either 9-11 a.m. or noon-2 …

MCC Wolves design to be revealed April 16 at all campuses

Starting this fall, we’ll be the Metropolitan Community College Wolves. As for what the new mascot will look like — ferocious? cuddly? something in between? — that’s been a closely guarded secret. But all will be revealed Monday, April 16, when each MCC campus will simultaneously unveil the winning mascot design and announce the winner …

Machining/manufacturing alums return to hire more MCC students

Here’s one sign your workforce program is working: when the employers who recruit at your campus are alumni of your program. MCC-Business & Technology’s March 6 “speed interview” event for students in the computer-integrated machining and manufacturing program involved representatives of a dozen local companies. They conducted 10-minute interviews with CIMM students that could lead …

MCC campus to host March 24 KC job fair for high school, college students

  Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus will again host the Hire KC Job Fair for high school and college students seeking jobs, internships and — new this year — skilled-trades apprenticeships. This year’s event will be Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to noon. Thirty employer booth spaces will be reserved for manufacturing businesses …

MCC biology instructor Terry Davin wins national honor for outstanding faculty

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley biology instructor Terry Davin has been named a recipient of a new national award for outstanding community college faculty members. The Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty awards will be presented in April at the American Association of Community Colleges convention in Dallas. This year 49 faculty members from across the nation …