Category «Preparing students»

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 …

Former Monarch Albert Pujols meets fans at MCC-Maple Woods

Youth baseball players and baseball enthusiasts of all ages packed the Maple Woods Sports Training Center on Feb. 1, drawn by the opportunity to meet Albert Pujols, World Series champion and former player for the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs. The autograph session and hitting clinic was sponsored by Millhouse AEP, a youth baseball training program headed by …

MCC in the news: Transformative Change Initiative

The Kansas City Star ran an article this week about MCC’s recent selection as a participant in the Community College Transformational Change Initiative, a national effort to overhaul the way community colleges address barriers to student success. Click here to read the Kansas City Star article, written by Mara Rose Williams. Click here to read …

Fine Arts Challenge Features High School Art Talent

MCC-Longview’s Cultural Arts Center will be presenting its fourth annual high school fine arts competition and exhibit, “The Lee’s Summit Fine Arts Challenge,” featuring the works of fine arts students at the three Lee’s Summit high schools.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The opening reception will be …

IWI Recognizes LINCWorks Students’ Achievement

On Friday, the Metropolitan Community College Institute for Workforce Innovation honored over forty students who have successfully completed job training through the LINCWorks program. Over 100 people, among them friends, family, instructors, and caseworkers, gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of students who have earned GEDs and technical certifications.  MCC-Penn Valley President Dr. Joe Seabrooks, was …

MCC-Longview English Instructor Published

Getting published is something college faculty members strive for and those at MCC are no exception. MCC-Longview English instructor Jan Rog was recently published in The 2011 Conference Proceedings of MIDTESOL (Mid-America Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). Rog collaborated on the article, “Engaging and Empowering Non-TESOL Educators: Applying Principles of Joinfostering in …