Category «Preparing students»

MCC may offer a scholarship just for you

If you’ll be a student at Metropolitan Community College next year (2017-18), now is the time to start researching scholarship opportunities. Did you know that some scholarships are designed just for students at certain MCC campuses? It’s true. Here are some examples: MCC-Blue River: The Jeremiah Dawson Nail Memorial Scholarship, which covers in-district tuition and …

State program urges full-time students to take 15 hours a semester

A new Missouri program aims to help students graduate “on time” by encouraging them to take at least 15 credit hours a semester. The 15 to Finish initiative was launched Oct. 12 at a meeting in Springfield. Melissa Renfrow, FOCUS program director, represented Metropolitan Community College. When full-time college students take at least 15 hours, …

A FOCUS on helping MCC’s first-year students succeed

If you didn’t know better, you’d swear you stumbled into a class of education majors. This day in mid-August at MCC-Business & Technology, there’s talk about activity plans, Bloom’s taxonomy of learning, and how to engage non-participants in a class discussion. The more detailed your outline the better, someone says, because once you’re in front …

Next at 10, MCC students react to the Clinton-Trump debate

  Metropolitan Community College students Cole Kazmier and Chandler Templeton recently received a rare opportunity: They were asked to watch the first 2016 U.S. presidential debate with “41 Action News” anchor Mike Marusarz in studio and then offer live commentary on KSHB’s 10 p.m. news. Both students were excited about the experience, which highlighted how important young voters are …

MCC theater students create magic, help Harvesters and explore world of film

It is a theater class that is three in one (Theater  120-Acting I, Theater  121-Elements of Play Production, and Theater 220-Acting II)  at Metropolitan Community College, but the experience is about much more than the action on the classroom stage. It’s also about learning the value of service to the community. Anne Mahoney’s Fall 2016 acting students at …

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 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 …