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MCC awarded a $140,000 apprenticeship grant, part of national initiative

Metropolitan Community College has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges. The Expanding Community College Apprenticeships (ECCA) initiative is led by AACC, with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, to increase the number of registered apprenticeship programs and services throughout the country. “With this grant MCC will expand registered …

MCC-Longview president Utpal Goswami accepts position in California

Dr. Utpal Goswami, president of Metropolitan Community College’s Longview campus in Lee’s Summit, has accepted a position as superintendent/president of Santa Barbara City College in California. He will begin his new role in January. The Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees announced the selection Oct. 26. At MCC “Dr. Goswami provided steady leadership at …

MCC-Maple Woods to celebrate Student Center renovation on Sept. 30

Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods will celebrate the renovation of its Student Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30. MCC-Maple Woods President Tyjaun Lee and student leaders will be on hand. The Student Center, opened in the fall of 1995, got a $100,000 refresh over the summer, a project that was completed …

MCC student wins $1,000 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship

Metropolitan Community College student and Phi Theta Kappa member Amy Teghtmeyer of Blue Springs has been awarded a $1,000 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship. Teghtmeyer is on track to graduate from MCC in Spring 2020 with an associate of arts degree. She’s planning to transfer to the University of Missouri to pursue a bachelor’s degree …