Category «Creating opportunities»

Ed Gordon, Willie Lanier, Mayor Quinton Lucas to speak at MLK lunch Jan. 17

Veteran journalist and TV personality Ed Gordon will be the featured panelist at the Metropolitan Community College Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, to be held Friday, Jan. 17, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Former Kansas City Chiefs player Willie Lanier will be a special guest panelist along with Kansas City Mayor Quinton …

KC Educational Opportunity Center marks 40 years of serving the community

The Kansas City Educational Opportunity Center, which works to increase the number of adults enrolling in college or other postsecondary training, first opened its doors in 1979. That makes this the 40th year for the Kansas City location, which has been administered from the beginning by Metropolitan Community College. The four-decades milestone was celebrated at …

MCC baseball player signs with the Milwaukee Brewers

Kevin Hardin’s field of dreams may be in Milwaukee. The Brewers selected the Metropolitan Community College first baseman with the 1,003rd pick in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball draft. “It’s an opportunity that I have been working for for a long time,” Hardin told  the Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal. “It’s definitely a blessing …

#MCCGrads2019: Student commencement speaker started at MCC at 15

Metropolitan Community College Class of 2019, meet fellow grad Isaac Clay, who will be speaking at your commencement ceremony May 16. Isaac only recently turned 18, but he will soon have two MCC certificates and an associate degree. He was home-schooled, so as he finished up his high school curriculum he also took general education …

Photo gallery: Kids2College opens students’ eyes to a college education

College isn’t something many sixth-graders think about. But that may have changed for sixth-graders in Kansas City Public Schools. Metropolitan Community College hosted the sixth annual Kids2College program March 5-6 on the Penn Valley campus. It’s designed to open the eyes of local sixth-graders and expand their dreams about the future. There were morning and …

MCC art instructor blooms larger than life on Crossroads billboards

It’s unlikely you’ll ever see Bernadette Torres without a flower in her hair. But now, if you drive by a pair of billboards on Southwest Boulevard, you’ll discover a self-portrait of the Metropolitan Community College art instructor with bouquets of flowers in her hair and seemingly flying out of it. Torres, also director of MCC-Penn …