Category «In the news»

Rep. Cleaver honors successful completion of Sustainability Center project

Emanuel Cleaver, II, U.S. Representative for Missouri’s 5th Congressional District, visited MCC-Penn Valley on Aug. 20 to mark the successful completion of the Sustainability Center project.  More than fifty people attended the event, including representatives from partner organizations, students, MCC staff and faculty, and members of the media. Congressman Cleaver was the featured speaker, but …

MCC-Cass County hosts briefing for county leaders

Dr. Andrew Underwood, superintendent of Belton School District #124, was among dozens of Cass County civic, business and education leaders who attended Breakfast with MCC, a recent briefing for the Belton community about MCC-Cass County‘s class offerings. Dr. Underwood delivered brief remarks at the event, which was held at the Belton High School complex. Other …

MCC in the news: MCC opens Southland Training Center

The MCC Southland Training Center, an MCC training annex in South Kansas City, is making headlines for its role in gearing up the tech skills of workers in southern Jackson and Cass counties. The training center, located at the office park formerly occupied by the Richards-Gebaur Air Force base, was established earlier this year in …

MCC holds inaugural five-campus graduation; Nixon delivers keynote

The Metropolitan Community College district held its first ever five-campus combined graduation ceremony on May 17 and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon delivered the keynote address. The ceremony, held at the historic Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo., included more than 750 graduates from all five MCC campuses: Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, Maple …

MCC in the news: Trailblazer Collegiate Academy graduates first class

In a news segment that ran yesterday, Fox 4 reported that Metropolitan Community College’s first district-wide graduation will also mark the graduation of the first Trailblazer Collegiate Academy students. Watch the Fox 4 video here. These teenaged students earned college credits at MCC-Blue River while still in high school, allowing them to graduate with an associate’s …