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Second MNU alum joins Maple Woods coaching staff

Oumar Seck, former assistant coach for Johnson County Community College and a recent graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University, has joined MCC-Maple Woods as head coach for the Monarchs. Seck played one season at JCCC before transferring to play at Mid-America Nazarene for three years. Seck earned a degree in sports management from MNU with a …

MCC-Maple Woods’ baseball hits career milestone: 500 wins

100 Years, 100 Stories After starting his coaching career as an assistant coach at Metropolitan Community College 25 years ago, Marty Kilgore has reached yet another milestone with the Monarchs: his 500th win. With Kilgore in the dugout, the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs coasted to an easy 12-2 home win over conference rival St. Charles Community …

Dr. Banks awarded for commitment to music

Dr. Michael Banks, President of Metropolitan Community College-Blue River was recently honored with an Award of Appreciation for his commitment to music from the Heritage Philharmonic. Dr. Banks has a solid background in fine arts holding a Ph.D. in American Studies from St. Louis University, a Master of Fine Arts in design and technical theatre …

MCC-Maple Woods presents 12th Annual Remembrance Day Concert: Remembering the Holocaust through Music and Art

The tragedy of the Holocaust still echoes through every decade, with its haunting images and stories of both the strength and mortality of millions persecuted. Each year, MCC-Maple Woods honors holocaust victims and survivors with Day of Remembrance, a concert featuring the works of interred composers. This year’s 12th Annual Day of Remembrance – Remembering …

Liberty North High School wins 31st Annual Scholar Bowl

Congratulations on a successful 31st Annual Scholar Bowl!   Maple Woods’ annual high school trivia competition was a huge success this year! Teams from 17 local high schools competed for trophies and bragging rights, including two new schools. Thank you to everyone who helped organize and carry out this great event – we look forward …

MCC student is named top ten in the state

100 Years, 100 Stories Dalton Caples, a Student Ambassador for MCC-Maple Woods, was selected this year as one of ten student ambassadors for the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s state ambassador team. The MDHE state ambassadors will be featured in upcoming publications to give advice and support for incoming and future college students all across …

MCC-Maple Woods receives community education funding from Clay County Senior Services

MCC-Maple Woods recently received $2500 from Clay County Senior Services to support its innovative 50 Forward College program. The program offers lifelong learning opportunities to Northland residents 50 and older, such as courses designed to familiarize participants with new technology, or build good fitness and nutrition habits specific to their age group. Additionally, Clay County …