Category «Creating opportunities»

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 …

Photo gallery: Chancellor and mascot hit the ‘Wolf Trail’

MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty visited each of the five campuses Aug. 27-31, the first full week of fall classes. She was joined on the “Wolf Trail” by, naturally, the MCC Wolf mascot. The visits marked the Wolf’s first official campus appearances. We became the #MCCWolves starting this semester. MCC-Business & Technology Dr. Beatty and the …

New scholarship for MCC student veterans announced at inauguration

A new scholarship for Metropolitan Community College student veterans pays tribute to the military service of Chancellor Kimberly Beatty’s father, Reggie Helms, who died in 2017. Carolyn Watley, an MCC Foundation director, announced the scholarship and its first recipient at the inauguration of Dr. Beatty. The program was Aug. 24 at the Music Hall downtown. …

Video: MCC’s 2018 commencement ceremony (plus quotes, pictures)

Metropolitan Community College’s Class of 2018 got a big sendoff complete with wise words and warm wishes May 17 at Municipal Auditorium. The 910 participating graduates heard their names announced as they walked across the commencement stage. All told, about 2,600 students applied for graduation in 2017-18. Here’s a look back at the night in …