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MCC Strikes Transfer Agreement with Historic Central Methodist University

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and Central Methodist University (CMU) have inked an articulation agreement that will allow students’ college credits to transfer seamlessly from MCC to CMU. The agreement is MCC’s first with CMU, a private university in Fayette, Mo. It will offer students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s in Arts or Science degree …

MCC Foundation honors Shields, Kennel Club, Kopecky, Weaver

The Metropolitan Community College Foundation and Alumni Association honored several special MCC supporters at the 2012 MCC Gratitude Reception on Thursday, Nov. 8. Chancellor Mark James and MCC-Maple Woods president Merna Saliman presented the 2012 Outstanding Community Supporter Award to the Heart of America Kennel Club for the club’s support of the Maple Woods veterinary technology program. In addition …

MCC receives $1.25 million grant to serve military veterans

Metropolitan Community College has been awarded a $1.25 million grant to provide veterans with intensive academic and support services necessary to achieve success in college. The funding, which will be paid out over five years, comes from the U.S. Department of Education in the form of a Veterans Upward Bound grant. The primary goal is to …

MCC receives $2.6M grant to fund nursing scholarships

Metropolitan Community College has been awarded a $2.6 million grant to provide scholarships for disadvantaged students looking to train for a career in nursing. The grant, which will be paid out over four years, comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. All funds will go …

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan holds town hall at Penn Valley

Increasing college access and graduation rates for Hispanic residents was the focus of a community event Sept. 18 at MCC-Penn Valley that featured U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and National Council of La Raza CEO Janet Murguia. The forum, which drew hundreds of educators and Latino leaders, was part of  a White House initiative called …