Category «Preparing students»

State higher education board green-lights MCC student success program

The state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education along with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have approved Metropolitan Community College’s participation in the Guided Pathways to Success pilot program. MCC is one of just five colleges chosen to implement the initiative. The program focuses on developing clear “degree pathways” designed to keep students on track …

Two MCC vet tech students receive prestigious national award

Two Metropolitan Community College students are thrilled and excited to be named among the country’s top veterinary students. Jennifer Fletcher and Brianna Gruber are in their final semester at MCC. They will graduate in May with degrees from the veterinary technology program at MCC-Maple Woods. Along with that college diploma, they can also add the …

MCC student, campus president talk workforce education in Colorado

It was the first plane ride for a Metropolitan Community College student, and his destination, Colorado, brought him to the table for a very important conversation: the status of workforce education in the United States. Gary Duffey is an MCC Board of Trustees scholarship recipient and a nontraditional student who will graduate in December with …

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 — …