Category «Preparing students»

National Skills USA gold medalist to attend MCC-Maple Woods

From a field of more the 6,000 competitors in over 100 different skills-based contests, Excelsior Springs native Jared Raffel walked away with a gold medal in sustainability solutions, a competition focused on environmentally-sound processes for today’s industry. Jared graduated with honors this spring from Excelsior Springs High School, and was also one of Missouri’s district …

MCC-Blue River PTK chapter earns Five Star rating

The Alpha Pi Sigma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at MCC-Blue River received special commendation during the PTK Missouri Regional Convention and again at the Annual Convention for earning the organization’s highest ranking: Five Star Chapter. The Five Star Chapter Development Plan is a blueprint for developing a strong chapter, improving student engagement on campus and recognizing progress …

MCC-Maple Woods pins Vet Tech Class of 2013

Congratulations to the MCC-Maple Woods Vet Tech Class of 2013! The following students took the veterinary oath and were pinned at a recent ceremony at Maple Woods: Melanie Allen Bobbi Cole Candice Culley Brittany Holder Allyn Harvey Alanna Jennings Danielle Knoche Kristin Lower Donna Mackley-Payton Heather Mady Anna Neis Sydney Owen Andrea Owensby Rebecca Pals …

Lakers’ Dulin drafted by KC Royals

The Kansas City Royals on Saturday drafted MCC-Longview Lakers first baseman Brandon Dulin in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Dulin, a Lee’s Summit native, is a graduate of Lee’s Summit North High School. The 6’3” freshman played for the Lakers during the 2012-2013 season and  was named player of the year …

16-week program prepares machinists to meet demand for skilled workers

On March 3, 2013, Paul Ewert had zero experience with machining. On March 4, he began taking classes in Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing (CIMM) at MCC-Business & Technology. Ten weeks later, Paul was machining airplane parts at Triumph Structures, an aerospace manufacturer in Grandview, Mo. Ewert is one of 17 students enrolled in the CIMM training, a …

MCC-Business & Technology program will teach high schoolers college-level tech skills

High school students from the Independence and North Kansas City school districts will soon be able to earn college credit in technical programs, thanks to an agreement signed this week by the school districts and Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus.  The initiative, called the MCC-Business & Technology Early College program, allows high school …

KCPS seniors earn high school, college degrees simultaneously

More than a dozen graduating seniors in the Kansas City Missouri Public Schools each earned a college degree alongside their high school diploma this spring, thanks to a new partnership between the school district and Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley.   The students are part of the Early College Academy, a unique dual enrollment program that, unlike …

820 shine at five-campus graduation, many ‘with honors’

Nearly 820 students donned flowy black robes and square-topped hats on May 16 to cross the stage to receive their diplomas at MCC’s district-wide commencement ceremony. Many of those graduating did so with honors. The ceremony, held at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo., marks the second year that students from all five of MCC’s campuses have …

Monarchs, Lakers named regional champs, head to district tournaments

Not one, but both of MCC’s baseball teams were crowned NJCAA regional champions over the weekend and are now heading to district championships.   The MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs defeated Crowder College (9-6) on Sunday at Jefferson College, earning the Division I, Region XVI championship title. Now, the team heads to Warner, Okla., for the South …