Category «Preparing students»

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 …

MCC-Maple Woods awards standout students

Each year, MCC-Maple Woods recognizes students who stand out, both with academic success and leadership abilities. Recognition is given to students who go above and beyond in their studies and who impact the learning environment in a positive way for their fellow students. Individual Academic Honors: Engineering – Tony Powers Engineering – Andrew Griffin Engineering …

Student athletes honored at Penn Valley athletic banquet

Tuesday’s Athletic Banquet at MCC-Penn Valley was a great success for the student athletes. Many of the students received awards for both academic and non-academic achievements. Mike Cann: 2012-2013 Member of the National Tournament Team Elite Eight -Team Captain William Louis:Member of the National Tournament Team Elite Eight-Most Improved Erin Jones: Team Division 2, National  Junior …