Category «Creating opportunities»

MCC Foundation’s Gratitude Reception honors major scholarship donors

Major donors to the Metropolitan Community College Foundation were honored at an April 24 event at Three Points Event Space downtown. The Gratitude Reception’s guests of honor were Matt and Judith Flynn, former MCC-Penn Valley instructors who established the Cristo Rey Kansas City Scholarship in 2007 for students graduating from the midtown Catholic high school. …

#MCCGrads2018: Student commencement speaker ready for ‘exciting night’

At Metropolitan Community College’s commencement ceremony May 17, Justin Kelleher will be receiving his associate in computer science degree … three days after graduating from high school. But he’ll be doing more than walking across the MCC stage that night. Kelleher will also be the student speaker — the first student commencement speaker in the …

MCC Wolves design to be revealed April 16 at all campuses

Starting this fall, we’ll be the Metropolitan Community College Wolves. As for what the new mascot will look like — ferocious? cuddly? something in between? — that’s been a closely guarded secret. But all will be revealed Monday, April 16, when each MCC campus will simultaneously unveil the winning mascot design and announce the winner …

MCC event gives diverse companies a chance to land new business

UPDATE from March 14 event:  Summary of attendance: 179 Individuals in attendance 85 Diverse businesses 132 Business owners 42 Corporate, government and resource organizations 48 Corporate, government and resource individuals Testimonials: “The exposition was a great success! We appreciate all you do to give us these opportunities.” Iyabo Dedmon, President ThriveOn Concepts, LLC. “Great job …

‘1,000 Footsteps’ series uses art, conversation to tell KC refugee stories

“1,000 Footsteps Tell the Story: Refugees’ Journeys Through Art and Conversation” opens with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley’s Carter Art Center, 3201 Southwest Trafficway. The art exhibit and series of accompanying programs focus on the refugees who now call Greater Kansas City home. The art exhibit includes …

MCC offers a full scholarship to man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

Metropolitan Community College has offered a full scholarship to Lamonte McIntyre, the Kansas City, Kan., man who was recently exonerated after being wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years. MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and MCC-Penn Valley President Dr. Tyjaun Lee met McIntyre Dec. 6 at the Urban League of Greater Kansas City’s Difference Maker Awards Luncheon. …

This apprentice looks ahead to higher pay and an MCC degree

Anthony Balducci has worked at Pratt Industries for four years, but it’s only been since August that he took on the title of “apprentice.” Now he’s learning — on the job, but also in classes at Metropolitan Community College — while he’s earning. MCC’s skilled trades apprenticeship program started this semester with eight apprentices in …

MCC testing center earns kudos from a CEO

“The testing center makes a difference.” So says Michael Hendricks, CEO of a local technology company, who singles out for praise the Testing Center at MCC’s Business & Technology campus. Hendricks is a big believer in lifelong learning and employees expanding their knowledge base and skills. Serious wall space at his company, SureHosting Internet Solutions …