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#MCCGrads2017: Hero to a little boy and a two-time MCC grad

David Valdez is famous on the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus for designing a device that allowed a little boy born without a left hand to ride a bike for the first time. Actually, his fame goes beyond the campus — that feel-good story made headlines locally and even around the country. “I’m extremely …

MCC Board of Trustees swears in two new members

Metropolitan Community College’s Board of Trustees swore in its new members on May 9. McClain Bryant, director of policy for Kansas City Mayor Sly James, has been appointed to represent MCC Subdistrict 2, replacing former trustee David Disney, who resigned from the board after moving out of the subdistrict. Phil LeVota, an attorney in private practice, …

#MCCGrads2017: Occupational therapy student cited for his compassion

Ask anyone who taught or worked with Metropolitan Community College student Dustin Weedman and the kudos range from “outstanding” to “super.” Those who have encountered the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program student as he wraps us his final semester at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. …

#MCCGrads2017: Atomic success for a homegrown soda company

A Metropolitan Community College-Blue River graduate is blasting off into the next stage of his life with exciting news about a company he and several of his fellow students launched a year ago. We first caught up with Mark Driscoll and friends last fall, when a buzz was generating about their fledging soda company, Atomic …

OSHA Lunch and Learn highlights importance of workplace safety

More than 40 people attended Thursday’s Lunch and Learn event hosted by the Metropolitan Community College Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Training Institute Education Center. Held in the Exhibition Hall on the MCC-Business & Technology campus, the Institute for Workforce Innovation (IWI) event was held in conjunction with the 2017 National Safety Stand-Down (May …