Category «Preparing students»

‘RooMentum’ program eliminates barriers for MCC students headed to UMKC

“RooMentum” might sound like something you’d rub on a sore back. But it’s really a combination of the University of Missouri-Kansas City mascot — the Roos — and the momentum for students created by a new partnership between UMKC and Metropolitan Community College. That momentum should propel students toward faster completion of a four-year degree. …

Photo gallery: First week of MCC fall semester classes

Metropolitan Community College kicked off its 105th academic year on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Here are some first-week scenes from our five campuses. You’ll see lots of smiles, helpful faculty and staff, a book or two, and one gregarious Wolf. Welcome (and welcome back) to MCC! Photos by Clay Bussey, Andrew Ryan and Mary Beth Hope/MCC …

#MCCGrads2019: More photos from commencement

Once again, we’d like to congratulate the nearly 2,400 Metropolitan Community College students who earned more than 3,000 associate degrees and certificates this year. Here we’re sharing another batch of photos from the May 16 commencement ceremony at Municipal Auditorium. To view our first photo gallery and the commencement livestream video, click on this link: …

Nine MCC students named to 2019 All-Missouri Academic Team

Nine Metropolitan Community College students have been named to the 2019 All-Missouri Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa and the Missouri Community College Association. Students are selected for the 40-member All-Missouri team by Phi Theta Kappa, an international academic honor society for community college students. Students are nominated by their campus’ PTK adviser and must …

FastTracks program: Another way to remove barriers to a college degree

Students will now find it easier to jump on the FastTracks, and have more paths to take once they’re on board. Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University marked the expansion of the FastTracks program with a signing ceremony Feb. 14 at the Northwest-Kansas City campus in Gladstone. FastTracks aims to provide a speedy, …

2019 recipients of MCC’s MLK scholarship announced at luncheon

Five Metropolitan Community College students, one from each campus, were named 2019 recipients of the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at a Jan. 18 luncheon. This was the fifth year of the scholarship program but the first time the luncheon was held off-campus (at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown). This was also the first …

Father and sons learn together, work together at MCC

Kyle Eslinger and his twin sons are close. Especially when they’re at the MCC-Business and Technology HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) facility. Kyle, a Navy veteran, is the lab technician for the HVAC program.  His 17-year-old sons Tanner and Trey are his student workers. Together they make sure the lab and equipment are ready …