Category «Serving communities»

‘Agent of change’ who brings hope to others honored with national fellowship

It’s an honor that Crystal Rhodes didn’t see coming. The Metropolitan Community College-Longview student has been awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship. Rhodes says she didn’t know the fellowship even existed or that she was being considered. The Newman Civic Fellowship supports students’ personal, professional and civic development. That includes resources to help fuel their passion and …

Photo gallery: 2019 Chancellor’s MLK scholarship luncheon

The 2019 Metropolitan Community College Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr.  Scholarship Luncheon on Jan. 18 raised $103,000 for MCC student scholarships. The keynote speakers were “BlacKkKlansman” writers Ron Stallworth (memoirist, inspiration for the film) and Kevin Willmott (co-screenwriter). Read more about the event here. Here are some scenes from the luncheon (photos by Riffel Photography).

MCC students give back to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dozens of Metropolitan Community College students, faculty and staff donated their time during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 21. They volunteered to help several organizations including Franciscan Warehouse, Unleashed Pet Rescue, Connections to Success (services and support for people living in poverty), Primrose Retirement Community, Coldwater food pantry and clothes closet …

Missouri freshman legislators tour MCC’s Health Science Institute

It was Metropolitan Community College’s time to shine in front of a group of state lawmakers. Freshman Missouri legislators stopped by MCC-Penn Valley’s Health Science Institute Dec. 5 as part of a day of tours coordinated by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. The MCC stop was intended to showcase the value of an …

MCC takes part in World AIDS Day events

The week of World AIDS Day 2018 showcased global solidarity for those who are living with or have died from the disease. Metropolitan Community College’s Penn Valley campus held a World AIDS Day ceremony Nov. 30, in which students joined faculty member Nancy Harrington in reading names of Kansas Citians who’ve died from the disease, …