Category «Serving communities»

Retired MCC instructor’s unusual honor: A plant named after him

You’ve heard of flowery resumes. But how about a resume that includes the honor of having a flowering plant named after you? Dr. David Belt, a retired Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley biology instructor, can now claim a tropical plant as his namesake. Its official, scientific moniker: Anthurium davidbeltianum Croat. Anthurium is a large genus of flowering …

Slide show: MCC Community College Day open-house event

The five Metropolitan Community College campuses celebrated MCC Community College Day on Saturday, April 28, with open houses from 9 a.m. to noon. Prospective students and their families learned about the many MCC transfer and career programs and took campus tours. The campuses hosted hundreds of guests collegewide. Campus enrollment managers were excited to see …

MCC, KU sign agreement to make transferring easier

Metropolitan Community College students wishing to transfer to the University of Kansas will now find “a straight pathway and not lose one credit as they pursue a baccalaureate degree,” MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said at an April 23 ceremony. Under an agreement signed by Dr. Beatty and KU Chancellor Doug Girod, an MCC associate in …

Three MCC employees named to KC Black Achievers Society

Three Metropolitan Community College employees — Ayanna Bridges, Jackie Gill and Christal Waters — have been selected to join the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City. The group, founded by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver in 1974 (five years before the former Kansas City mayor was first elected to the City Council), honors local African-American …

KC Scholars gave her the chance to return to MCC and complete her degree

Metropolitan Community College will graduate one of the first scholarship winners from a unique citywide program launched just this year. Teeka Hodge, a 26-year-old Kansas City woman, is finishing up her associate in arts degree at MCC-Maple Woods this December, thanks in part to assistance from KC Scholars. KC Scholars is a community collaboration, developed …