Category «Preparing students»

New requirements announced for A+ scholarship students

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has adopted new requirements for students who receive A+ scholarships. The goal is to avoid a state budget shortfall for the scholarship program. To be eligible for an A+ scholarship, Missouri high school students must graduate with at least a 2.5 GPA, have at least a 95 percent attendance …

Linscomb scholarships support MCC-Maple Woods students

NeVada Linscomb

100 Years, 100 Stories In August 2012, MCC received a $100,000 pledge payable over a four-year period from the Irven and NeVada Linscomb Foundation to support student scholarships. The gift provides funding for “Linscomb Scholars,” continuing an existing scholarship fund, the Irven E. Linscomb Scholarship Program, that was established by the Linscomb Foundation in 2000 …

Video: Quentin Savwoir goes from MCC to City Hall

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Quentin Savwoir grew up in Kansas City.  He graduated from the Paseo Academy, which is part of the Kansas City Public School District. Now he works for the city in Mayor Sly James’ office. “My title is Special Assistant for Public Policy. I work in the areas of public health, transportation …

Video: KC Police Chief and MCC alumnus Darryl Forte

Chief Darryl Forte

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Darryl Forte graduated from Metropolitan Community College in 1985. He is now Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte. He’d wanted to become a police officer since he was 12 years old. As a kid he met a police officer at 76th and Monroe in Kansas City. The officer was so nice and spent two hours …

Fact sheet: The ‘MoWINs’ job training grants at MCC

When U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez visits MCC’s Business & Technology campus Aug. 18, a stop on his “Shared Prosperity for a Stronger America” tour leading up to Labor Day, there will be a lot of talk about the “Mo” grants. Do you know what the “Man” in the MoManWINs grant stands for? …

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will visit MCC

Metropolitan Community College is pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will visit the MCC-Business & Technology campus on Tuesday, Aug. 18. WHO: Thomas E. Perez, sworn in July 23, 2013, is the nation’s 26th secretary of labor. WHAT: Secretary Perez is stopping by MCC to see firsthand the results of …