Category «Creating opportunities»

MCC’s employee wellness programs earn recognition awards

Two area organizations, the American Heart Association and Healthy KC, a partnership of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and a number of regional health and wellness leaders, are recognizing Metropolitan Community College for employee wellness programs. Laura Jackson, MCC Wellness Coordinator, creates and implements healthy …

Join the ‘Good Food Revolution’ and read along with MCC-Longview

  Are you looking for a new book to read? You can join the MCC-Longview community and read Will Allen’s “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities” along with MCC faculty, staff, students and community members . A committee of MCC-Longview faculty chose the book for this year’s campus and community-wide read. The …

MCC-Penn Valley welcomes 400 brainiacs to Science Olympiad

Almost 400 students from about 25 public, private and charter schools descended on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus Saturday, Feb. 6, to compete in regional Science Olympiad contests. The 27 teams of students came from schools and districts including North Kansas City Schools, Pembroke Hill, Notre Dame de Sion, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Platte County …

From the archives, 1915: KC’s ‘first city college’ opens downtown

100 Years, 100 Stories The institution that would become Metropolitan Community College started out, in the fall of 1915, as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute at 11th and Locust streets. Operated by the Kansas City school board, the institute originally included a junior college, a teachers college (“normal school”) and a handful of vocational training programs. …

From the archives, 2001: MCC-Longview named a Time magazine ‘College of the Year’

100 Years, 100 Stories MCC’s Longview campus was singled out for national praise in 2001 by a special issue of Time magazine produced in conjunction with the Princeton Review. What made MCC-Longview a “College of the Year”? Its Writing Across the Curriculum program. Longview, according to Time, “places an uncommon emphasis on teaching its students to communicate effectively. …

From the archives: ‘Exciting things were taking shape’ in 1915

100 Years, 100 Stories When Annette Betz wrote about the early days of the institution that would become Metropolitan Community College, she wrote with authority — she was there. Betz was a German, Latin and English instructor who worked at the College from the time it opened its doors in 1915 until she retired in 1957. One note: …

MCC hosts discussion on new business opportunities

100 Years, 100 Stories  Metropolitan Community College leaders were happy to host a discussion surrounding climate change, solar energy and business opportunities. Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, MCC-Penn Valley president, welcomed Ron Busby, president and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, from Washington, D.C. Busby visited Kansas City on Nov. 12 to talk about new tools that may …

MCC-Business & Technology hosts 1,300 eighth-graders, dozens of counselors for career fair

Race cars, ambulances, tractor-trailers, Harvey-Davidson motorcycles, welding tools and robots. More than 1,300 eighth-graders had access to that and much more during the North Kansas City Career Education Fair Nov. 20 at Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology. “Students have access to so many unique opportunities, and they have to decide early which path they’re interested …

Video: MCC is more than a jumpstart for Brittney Gumm

100 Years, 100 Stories As a single mom with two small children, two and three, Gumm was unemployed and said she knew she needed to find a better way to provide for her family.  She heard about programs being offered at Metropolitan Community College. Once she discovered that grant money, given by the U.S. Department …