Category «Preparing students»

MCC in the news: All for the Children draws hundreds

Despite a dicey weather forecast, more than 200 children and parents attended MCC-Blue River’s All for the Children event on Saturday, March 23, including representatives from a handful of metro-area media outlets. The child-abuse awareness event was featured on KCTV 5, KMBC 9 and KSHB 41 newscasts and on the front page of the Independence Examiner. All for the …

All hail the kings – Scouts headed to national tourney!

  Let’s hear it for the Scouts! The men’s team beat North Arkansas Community College 92-88 in overtime Saturday.  They’re now headed for the NJCAA National Championships in Danville, IL!   March Madness is here. Scout pride is in the air. Look for more announcements on game dates, times and live web stream info. In …

MCC-Maple Woods welcomes new Phi Theta Kappa members

A new group of students has reached their goals of being inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the honor fraternity celebrating academic achievement at two-year institutions. To be inducted, students must complete at least 12 hours of credit that can be applied to an associate’s degree while maintaining a 3.5 GPA. Congratulations to the following students: …

Seven MCC students earn statewide honor

Seven MCC students were honored by the Missouri Community College Association yesterday in Jefferson City when they were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team. The honor, which recognizes the state’s top community college students, was bestowed on the following students: Chad Blosser of MCC-Blue River Amy Holmes of MCC-Blue River Mark Buergler of MCC-Longview Britni …

The Ladies of IT: MoWINs Program Breaks Down Barriers for Women

Of the dozens of displaced workers who applied to MCC’s healthcare IT technician certificate course in the fall, 19 were accepted. Fourteen of the 19 are women. For a career field that is notoriously devoid of women, that’s a pretty big deal. The certificate program, offered as part of the IT Career Pathway of MCC’s MoHealthWINs program, …

MCC selected for national initiative to improve community college education

MCC has been chosen as one of only a handful of colleges across the country to participate in an initiative to overhaul the way community colleges address barriers to student success. The Community College Transformative Change Initiative (CCTCI) was established to bring together the latest research on community college innovation and the best talent in …

MCC in the news: Mo. Innovation Campus spotlighted by Lee’s Summit School District

The Lee’s Summit School District recently published an article about the benefits of the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) program. The article, featured in the February issue of the district’s “Our Schools” newsletter, can be found on the district’s website. The MIC is a partnership between Metropolitan Community College, the University of Central Missouri, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and several business …