Category «Preparing students»

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 …

MCC receives $1.25 million grant to serve military veterans

Metropolitan Community College has been awarded a $1.25 million grant to provide veterans with intensive academic and support services necessary to achieve success in college. The funding, which will be paid out over five years, comes from the U.S. Department of Education in the form of a Veterans Upward Bound grant. The primary goal is to …

MCC-Penn Valley dedicates new enrollment center in honor of late college leader

The college enrollment process can be daunting for a new student. But MCC-Penn Valley has just made the process a little easier with the opening of the Malcolm T. Wilson Enrollment Center, a one-stop-shop designed to help students navigate enrollment processes with ease. The enrollment center, named for former MCC leader Malcolm Wilson, brings together the offices of admissions, advising, …

MCC-Longview Debate Team to Host Tournament

MCC-Longview Debate and Forensics team will host the Central States Invitational Forensics Swing next weekend, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, on the Longview campus in Lee’s Summit, Mo. NPDA debate will begin on Friday and conclude on Saturday. Two complete individual events tournaments will be offered on Saturday and Sunday. So far, teams such as Wiley College, …

Explore MCC-Longview

MCC-Longview admissions office is hosting a college and career showcase on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Cultural Arts Center. Registration begins at 6 p.m. for this free event. Longview staff will present information on transfer and degree programs, financial aid and admissions. Faculty will be on hand to answer questions about specific departments. Campus tours …

MCC in the news: Preparados graduation featured in Dos Mundos

Preparados en Salud, MCC’s bilingual pre-practical nursing program, was featured in this week’s edition of Dos Mundos for the opportunities it is providing for the Hispanic community.  Click here to see the latest edition of Dos Mundos.  The Preparados article is on section 6A.   Preparados not only gives bilingual students the chance to pursue a career …

From Kenya to MCC to MNU to PhD

For Damaris Rotich, the journey toward becoming a nurse began when she traveled from her homeland in Kenya to the United States to attend college. Demaris began her education at Metropolitan Community College, where she made friends with nursing students who sparked her interest in healthcare. Once she took her first certified nursing assistant (CNA) class …