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Army Top Fuel Dragster visits MCC-Longview

One of the fastest hot rod cars in the nation is speeding into Lee’s Summit this week, and it’s making a pit stop at MCC-Longview. The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Army Top Fuel Dragster, a vehicle that accelerates from zero to 100 mph in less than 8/10 of a second, will be on display at …

Monarchs, Lakers named regional champs, head to district tournaments

Not one, but both of MCC’s baseball teams were crowned NJCAA regional champions over the weekend and are now heading to district championships.   The MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs defeated Crowder College (9-6) on Sunday at Jefferson College, earning the Division I, Region XVI championship title. Now, the team heads to Warner, Okla., for the South …

Walter-Mack adds associate vice chancellor of HR to her title

Kathy Walter-Mack, J.D., has been named associate vice chancellor of human resources in addition to her existing role as chief of staff to the chancellor of Metropolitan Community College. Walter-Mack will assume these additional duties on July 1. She replaces Carolyn Baskett, who has served as associate vice chancellor of human resources since 1999 and will …

Shields joins MCC Foundation board

Charlie Shields, chief operating officer of Truman Medical Center Lakewood and a former Missouri state legislator, has joined the board of directors of the MCC Foundation. Shields’ appointment to the Foundation board was approved at the April 18 meeting of the MCC board of trustees. He will serve a three-year term. Shields is an alumnus of …

Got plans this weekend? Spend time with MCC!

  MCC will be bustling this weekend. Come have fun with us!   THURSDAY: Panache fashion show at MCC-Penn Valley We’re kicking the weekend off early with this high-energy runway show, featuring the fashion designs of some ultra-talented graduating design students. The show also features high school design stars competing for a scholarship to Penn Valley’s apparel and …

MCC in the news: service learning class gets down and dirty

When Keet Kopecky lists “pick up trash” as an assignment on the syllabus for his biology class at MCC-Longview, he’s not joking. Each year, Kopecky’s class joins Project Blue River Rescue to clean up trash from the river. On a recent Saturday, the students gathered with other volunteers to rid Blue River of refuse that is both unsightly and harmful to …

Patrons Party honors gala sponsors, volunteers

Sponsors and other supporters of the 2013 Five Star Gala gathered on Thursday to meet this year’s honorees, the Lamar Hunt family, at a pre-gala Patrons Party hosted by UMB Financial Corporation. The reception, held at UMB’s downtown Kansas City office, recognized the gala committee, sponsors, and Honorary Chairs Jean and Bill Dunn, Sr. Guests enjoyed the UMB …

Goodall receives award from KC Industrial Council

The Kansas City Industrial Council presented Debbie Goodall, president of MCC-Business & Technology, with a 2013 Brick-by-Brick award on Wednesday, April 3.  The awards ceremony, held at Boulevard Brewery, marked the KCIC’s 25th anniversary. The KCIC Brick-by-Brick awards recognize individuals and companies that have made outstanding contributions to the economic strength of Kansas City’s industrial areas. Goodall is …

A note from Mark James: introducing MCC’s 2012 annual report

Colleagues and MCC supporters, I am pleased to share with you MCC’s 2012 Annual Report, hot off the press. I’m proud of the continued success of our students and employees whose stories are told in this report. You’ll also read about the advancement of a number of programs and initiatives throughout 2012. A few highlights include: A visit …