Category «Creating opportunities»

MCC-Maple Woods student honored as Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholar

They are called Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, and Metropolitan Community College is proud to have another student receive the title. Jennifer Elpert, a second-year student at MCC-Maple Woods, says she was “incredibly excited” to learn of the award. The North Kansas City High school graduate will complete her MCC associate degree in biology in …

MCC medical assistant program is helping this student improve her life

Ti’eara Monroe’s job as a home-health certified nursing assistant is challenging work, and her 12-hour shifts — evenings, overnights and weekends — aren’t on a set schedule. Meanwhile, the 22-year-old is also raising a toddler son, Aiden. On top of all that, the 2012 Raytown South High School grad is a full-time Metropolitan Community College …

MCC offers assistance to displaced ITT Tech students

In light of the nationwide discontinuation of classes by ITT Technical Educational Services, Metropolitan Community College is working with students displaced by ITT as they search for options to fulfill their academic goals. ITT announced immediate suspension of its classes Tuesday, Sept. 6. It operated one campus in Kansas City and another in Overland Park. …

With their MCC IDs, students can ride city buses for free (and not just to school)

Metropolitan Community College students got a valuable new benefit with the start of fall classes: Their MCC student ID doubles as an all-access RideKC bus pass — at no additional cost to the students. The unlimited bus service is a two-year pilot program and a partnership between MCC and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. …

Speed interviews at MCC-Business & Technology: Quick path to a career

After five years of seasonal work, Judith Burnam wanted a career that offered more security and stability. A semester in the Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing (CIMM) program is the first step toward that goal. Burnam, 63, took another step Tuesday during CIMM speed interviews with several companies at the MCC-Business & Technology campus. Those …

Toasting 50 years of MCC’s nursing program with two founding faculty members

Rosemary Atkins and Sharon Cook have been away from Metropolitan Community College for years, but just the other night, Atkins dreamed she was back in the classroom as a guest nursing instructor. Could be she’d been ruminating on this year’s big anniversary: MCC, then known as Metropolitan Junior College, launched its two-year nursing program in …

Business & Technology grad plans to give back to his homeland

One of our 2016 graduates will be taking the skills he gained as a student at MCC-Business & Technology and using them to help his homeland. Aguer Kuir Gak K, known as Gak to his fellow students, is a native of South Sudan. Gak came to the United States in May 2013. He arrived at …

MCC student’s winning ‘Jazz at 100’ poster unveiled

Kansas City is world-renowned for its rich jazz legacy. The roots of Kansas City jazz are quite varied, but experts say it was 1916 when the word “jazz” was first printed in a local publication. A century after jazz was born, the art form continues today in clubs and at events throughout the region and …

Ceremony marks opening of MCC-Penn Valley’s new student veterans lounge

Update, April 7: Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley officially opened its new student veterans lounge April 7 with speeches, a color guard, tours of the new space and red, white and blue cupcakes. At the ceremony, MCC Chancellor Mark James told those gathered near the lounge, on zero level of the Campus Center, that the event …