Category «In the news»

MCC in the news: HSI featured on cover of KC Nursing News

The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute was the subject of the cover story in a recent edition of The Kansas City Nursing News. The article highlights the Health Science Institute’s participation in the National Simulation Study, a study sponsored by the National Council State Boards of Nursing that is examining the effectiveness of clinical simulation. Click here …

MCC earns high ranking among regional colleges

MCC has been named among the top colleges and universities by Ingram’s Magazine for 2013. The college earned the number 4 slot on the magazine’s list of the Top 25 Public Colleges & Universities for Missouri & Kansas. The list is devised based on undergraduate enrollment for the fall 2012 semester. For MCC, that enrollment figure was 20,151. Mizzou, St. …

MCC in the news: Transformative Change Initiative

The Kansas City Star ran an article this week about MCC’s recent selection as a participant in the Community College Transformational Change Initiative, a national effort to overhaul the way community colleges address barriers to student success. Click here to read the Kansas City Star article, written by Mara Rose Williams. Click here to read …

MCC in the news: Area law enforcement officers get ‘active shooter’ training at Blue River

In the wake of the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., law enforcement officers around the country are eager to brush up on training for responding to so-called active shooter emergencies. Such training, including full-scale simulations, is offered almost monthly at the MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute. Fox 4 news reporter Brad Underwood stopped by the Public Safety …

MCC in the news: KC Smart Port recognizes CDL training program

Did you know Metropolitan Community College has one of the largest CDL training schools in the Kansas City region? For many looking to start a career in the trucking and hauling industry, MCC remains the top choice to learn valuable skills and acquire the trainning necessary to obtain a commercial drivers licence. KC Smart Port, which focuses …

MCC in the News: Standout player brings skills to U.S., Blue River

Brazilian-born soccer player Paulo Novo had an outstanding first season as a player for MCC-Blue River’s Trail Blazers men’s soccer team. Novo scored in every single match of the season, leading all NJCAA Division I players with 32 goals and 70 points. He had nine multi-goal games, including an MCC-Blue River record-setting seven-score game against Wentworth Military Academy. The Independence Examiner reported the details …