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St. Patrick’s Day Parade: MCC traffic and parking message

In order to ensure Metropolitan Community College students, employees and college patrons have a safe St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17, a traffic and parking message from the MCC Police Department follows. The 45th Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade flows on Broadway right by the MCC Administrative Center, the MCC offices at Broadway …

Severe weather awareness week: MCC’s emergency alert system and WeatherBug cameras

March has roared in with a vengeance this year, with several tornadoes causing significant damage in the Kansas City area on Monday, March 6. In light of the devastating storms and the timeliness of it being Severe Weather Awareness Week (March 5-11), Metropolitan Community College would like to remind students, employees and college patrons about …

MCC-Penn Valley’s Millie Nottingham honored for Excellence in Teaching

Reading instructor Millie Edwards Nottingham has been named MCC-Penn Valley’s recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The annual accolade goes to instructors from each community college campus in Missouri. “I’m honored  to receive this award,” Nottingham said. “I accept it for all who work at and for Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. No matter …

MCC-Penn Valley hosts hundreds of Science Olympiad competitors

More than 300 students from 24 schools took part in the regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 4, at MCC-Penn Valley. The 28 teams of competitors came from schools and districts including North Kansas City Schools, Park Hill School District, Blue Springs School District, Excelsior Springs School District, Pembroke Hill School, Notre Dame de Sion …

MCC makes connections at forum for diverse business owners

2017 marks the fifth year Metropolitan Community College is hosting an event that helps the Kansas City area community grow stronger, as it provides a unique opportunity for local businesses and organizations to make diverse connections. On Tuesday, March 14, the Human Resource and Purchasing Department of Metropolitan Community College, in partnership with DST, Hallmark, …

MCC work-study students help refugee families at KC’s Somali Center

Energetic. Dedicated. A blessing. Those are just some of the words of praise about Metropolitan Community College work-study students from the  director of a local enterprise focused on helping refugee families. MCC’s work-study program seeks to match a student’s financial needs with an environment that allows them to earn a paycheck while enhancing their educational …

MCC students aim high to capture Al Roker’s attention

Students at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City are going to great heights to get “Today” show weatherman Al Roker to come to this “neck of the woods.” MCC has officially invited the NBC personality to the MCC-Business & Technology campus for his upcoming 50-state “Rokerthon” tour. In a Facebook video posted Feb. 24, MCC students and …

Missouri lawmakers meet with MCC campus presidents

Metropolitan Community College campus presidents spent time in the state’s capital the week of Feb. 20 to talk with lawmakers about the importance of community college and the direct impact higher education has on training and educating the next generation. MCC students were also part of the delegation to Jefferson City. Thirteen students from MCC-Longview …