Category «Preparing students»

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 …

Student Photo Art Exhibit Launches in Penn Valley Education Center

Feast your eyes on captivating artwork from one of MCC-Penn Valley’s talented photography students. The photography exhibition, titled “My Way to Wheeler: Views from a Vision Quest,” features works from our very own Carter Art Center Photography III student, Brian Koch.   An artist reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 15th in the Penn Valley Education Center …

MCC in the News: Standout player brings skills to U.S., Blue River

Brazilian-born soccer player Paulo Novo had an outstanding first season as a player for MCC-Blue River’s Trail Blazers men’s soccer team. Novo scored in every single match of the season, leading all NJCAA Division I players with 32 goals and 70 points. He had nine multi-goal games, including an MCC-Blue River record-setting seven-score game against Wentworth Military Academy. The Independence Examiner reported the details …

MCC-Maple Woods student vet embraces entrepreneurship

Five years ago, Trisha Hartman began a project that has since turned into her passion – making molded soaps in her home and selling the results of her hobby to friends and church members. Today, she has steered her hobby into a successful local business, and plans to continue to grow it through the business …