Category «Preparing students»

Why a middle school teacher came to MCC to become an EMT

Stacy Williamson admits feeling a rush whenever she spots the flashing lights, hears the siren. “Every time an ambulance goes by,” she says, “my heart goes pitter-patter. I’m like, ooh, where are they going?” It’s been that way since she was a kid. She always wanted to be an EMT — emergency medical technician — …

MCC-Maple Woods student is an entrepreneur at 19 (and a magician)

If you need your computer fixed, MCC student Montana Miller is your guy. If you need to book a magic show, Miller is your guy for that, too. These days, however, he’s really too busy to spend a lot of time on sleight-of-hand and mind-reading. After all, he has his own business — Montechna, a …

MCC Dean’s List honorees announced for Spring 2016

Metropolitan Community College has released its Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. MCC is pleased to announce that more than 17 percent of the students enrolled made the list. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while being enrolled in six or more credit hours. …

New MCC-Longview grad plans to become a U.S. senator

This year he was Gordon Adolphson, student government president at MCC-Longview. A few years down the road: Gordon Adolphson, U.S. senator? That’s his plan, and if Phase 1 was the two years he served in MCC-Longview’s Student Government Association (first as a senator), Phase 2 will be this summer. The day after picking up his …

MCC signs transfer agreement with Cleveland University-Kansas City

Metropolitan Community College and Cleveland University-Kansas City have signed an academic cooperation agreement that will allow MCC students to easily transfer credits toward Cleveland’s bachelor’s degree program. The agreement, the first between the two institutions, provides for MCC graduates in three programs — associate in arts, associate in science in biology, and associate in science …

Summer and fall enrollment starts Monday, April 11

April 11 is the day MCC students can start enrolling for Summer and Fall 2016 classes. In order to ensure a successful class schedule, here are a couple of tips: + Make sure you are “more than” prepared by checking in with an academic advisor on campus. An advisor can be your champion and help …

MCC-Blue River student named Missouri’s No. 1 in national scholarship contest

Aubrey Kent, a student at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River in Independence, has been named a 2016 New Century Scholar by earning the top Missouri score in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. The honor comes with a $2,000 scholarship, which will be presented to Kent on April 12 in Chicago at the American Association …

Employer panel stresses professionalism, networking for job seekers

“Don’t send me a resume with an email like ‘bigsexyman’ in your email address.” That was one of many pieces of advice from Reno Moreno and four other panelists Wednesday during an employer panel luncheon at Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology. “When I look at a resume, I’m looking to see if it’s professional, because …

Documentary based on MCC instructor’s exploration of his family’s history to premiere at MCC-Penn Valley Feb. 23

“The family is a person’s first stage of community.” This is the message from Lyle Gibson that resonates in the new documentary film on the history of his multiracial (African-American, American Indian and white) family.  Metropolitan Community College will host the public premiere of “Black Tie White Tie” with two free screenings Feb. 23 on …