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From the archives : 1920-Name change to Junior College of Kansas City

100 Years, 100 Stories Metropolitan Community College began as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute and was established by the Kansas City Board of Education on May 29th, 1915 as the first public institution of higher education in Kansas City.  Classes began on September 7, 1915 with 200 students.  In the beginning, the Institute included a junior …

MCC’s Innovative Partnership with Northland CAPS earns Governor Jay Nixon’s Praise

MCC, Northwest, Northland CAPS, Northland schools and area businesses celebrate innovation partnership designation and are awarded a new grant Representatives of the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (Northland CAPS), which includes Kansas City area businesses and six Northland school districts, as well as Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and Northwest Missouri State University gathered at …

Missouri’s A+ Scholarship funding situation improves

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Popular program will cover tuition for all but one credit hour Students who participate in Missouri’s A+ Scholarship Program will receive tuition reimbursement for all but one credit hour for the Spring 2015 semester, the Department of Higher Education announced December 22, 2014 . Chancellor Mark James has been working with lawmakers since he was …

Video: MCC Centennial celebration plans underway

Celebrating the Centennial

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Metropolitan Community College will mark its 100-year anniversary with the MCC Centennial Celebration to be held the evening of Saturday, April 18, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. The event will recognize MCC’s impact on the community and the legacy of one of the college’s …

Missouri Innovation Campus Partners Join Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

Representatives from Metropolitan Community College-Longview, University of Central Missouri and Lee’s Summit R-7 School District joined President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.  Hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders across the nation also …

MCC-Longview Lakers Volleyball Team Heads to National Tournament

Saturday, Nov. 8, MCC-Longview won the Regional Volleyball Tournament at East Central College in Union, Mo., to capture the 2014, NJCAA Division II, Region 16, District O (Missouri/Oklahoma region), crown. The Longview Lady Lakers defeated Wentworth Military College in three straight sets, and then downed Northeast Oklahoma A&M in the Finals, also in straight sets, …

MCC & SAMUEL U. ROGERS HEALTH CENTER RECIEVE MoWINS PARTNERSHIP AWARD

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and Samuel U. Rogers Health Center (SURHC)  have been awarded the Missouri Community College Association’s MoWINs Partnership Award.  The award was given in recognition of the college’s partnership to maximize the impact of the MoHealthWINs program. MoHealthWINs is part of a statewide grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and …

Chancellor Mark James Gives Keynote Address at Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit

This year, the Mid-America Regional Council’s fifth annual Greater KC Workforce and Education Summit focused on efforts to foster a talented and highly educated workforce through post-secondary attainment in high-demand fields. During the summit, regional education and workforce leaders shared information about strategies to improve college and career readiness, college retention and adult learning programs. …