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Was your Spring 2017 GPA at least a 3.5? Congrats! You made the list

Metropolitan Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester. More than 18 percent of students enrolled at the five campuses earned the academic distinction. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. Earning Dean’s List recognition …

New Americans welcomed at MCC-Penn Valley ceremony

Applicants for U.S. citizenship and their families and friends packed the gymnasium at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley for a ceremony that was marked by frequent applause, big smiles and plenty of picture-taking. “I truly wish you all the rich blessings that come with being an American,” U.S. District Court Judge Brian C. Wimes told the …

French police tour MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute

French police traveling in the United States stopped by Metropolitan Community College-Blue River to talk with instructors at the Public Safety Institute. Rusty Sullivan, director of the PSI, says three officers from the French Municipale Police toured the campus May 17. “Police and military officers from around the world often stop by the PSI for …

New Business & Technology grad wins a new tool box

When Jakob McCoy saw the message on his telephone that he had won a tool box, he assumed that it was for his pickup truck. Imagine his surprise when he realized it was a 41-inch, 11-drawer tool chest made by Grainger. “It was pretty exciting when I saw that it was a full-size tool box,” …

New Student Orientation calendar for each campus

New Student Orientations are set collegewide for Metropolitan Community College students enrolled for Fall 2017. At New Student Orientation, students will learn how to navigate their campuses and build a connection with faculty, staff, administrators and other students. Get to know: Your campus The library Learning Center Financial aid Bookstore Campus groups and activities Instructors …

#MCCGrads2017: Early college graduates continue to inspire

Metropolitan Community College is experiencing ongoing success with its early college programs, with expanded growth in the number of graduates completing each year. Seventy-six high school seniors, from four MCC campuses, earned their associate degrees in 2017. That is up from 61 in 2016. MCC’s early college programs are an opportunity for students to get …

#MCCGrads2017: A big step for newest MCC-Business & Technology alums

Beaming smiles and tassels were plentiful as dozens of Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology students became alumni Wednesday during the college’s commencement at Municipal Auditorium. “This is a tremendous achievement for our students as they take the next step in their careers or the first step toward a rewarding career,” said Dr. Jackie Gill, president …

Photo gallery: Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition 2017

Metropolitan Community College experienced another rewarding gathering for this year’s Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition. The free event on May 10 at the MCC-Business and Technology campus provided a great networking opportunity for dozens of diverse business owners and vendors, as they seek to answer procurement needs. Supplier Diversity Program Coordinator Chris Kelly shared her photos …

Students highlight of annual awards ceremony at MCC-Business & Technology

More than 20 individuals and three businesses were honored Thursday during the annual awards ceremony at the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus. With nearly 100 people in attendance, 13 students were recognized as Student of the Year in their respective programs. Students receiving this prestigious honor were: Anthony Crane, Industrial Technology Amanda Ellsworth, Construction …