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Powell Gardens Festival of Lights shines with the help of MCC welding students

Metropolitan Community College students, faculty and staff are behind part of the magic at a first-ever spectacular lighting display. Sculptures welded by MCC-Business & Technology students will greet visitors to the Powell Gardens Festival of Lights, which opened Dec. 1 and runs 3-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Jan. 7. About the Festival of Lights “Illuminated by KCP&L:” …

Photo gallery: MCC employees among honorees at MCCA convention

Updated with official MCCA pictures! See below. The 53rd annual Missouri Community College Association convention, Nov. 1-3 in Branson, included honors for several people associated with Metropolitan Community College. Those recognized: Award of Distinction to Karen Curls, criminal justice instructor at MCC-Penn Valley From the nomination form: “Dr. Curls served as the social science division …

Photo gallery: 2017 MCC-Longview Literary Festival

About 300 people attended the ninth annual MCC-Longview Literary Festival on Oct. 27, which featured some 20 authors, editors and publishers. The keynote speaker, alternate history novelist James Young, was ” a huge hit,” according to project coordinator and MCC-Longview English instructor Susan Satterfield. The festival, in the campus’ Cultural Arts Center, included readings, panel …

MCC-Maple Woods annual Adopt a Pet program works to find forever homes

It is that time of the year when the Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program is working to find forever homes for the animals the students have been working with this semester. Meet Darla and Jetta, just two of the charming critters available for adoption. Darla is an eight-month-old, female, domestic short-haired cat. Jetta …

Dr. Jackie Gill delivers keynote speech to Awesome Ambitions teens

Mentoring programs like Kansas City’s Awesome Ambitions have strong connections to Metropolitan Community College. MCC-Business & Technology president Dr. Jackie Gill recently was the keynote speaker for the group’s College and Career Readiness Seminar. Gill spoke to several dozen young women from Awesome Ambitions and their families Oct. 7 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City …

MCC-Longview mocktail hour is a stop on Chancellor Engagement Tour

A “mocktail hour” Sept. 18 at MCC-Longview was another chance for Chancellor Kimberly Beatty to meet students as part of her Engagement Tour.  At the noon-hour event, guests could sample fruity, alcohol-free concoctions with names like “Woo Woo.” They could also peruse a display on the effects of alcohol. That included a collection of real-looking …

Photo gallery: MCC-Blue River campus celebrates its 20th birthday

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River’s 20th birthday party was just like any other, complete with cake, balloons and singing. New MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty was on hand Aug. 29 at the Campus Center to lead students and employees in two renditions of “Happy Birthday”: the traditional one and the chorus of the Stevie Wonder version. Check …

MCC excited for next summer after successful STEM teacher externship

Plans are underway to repeat a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teacher externship model that was launched this summer by the Career Education Consortium (CEC) in conjunction with Metropolitan Community College and Missouri Career Pathways. The teachers were “thrilled” by the opportunity, says Linda Washburn, director of the CEC. “It exceeded their expectations.” The three-day …

An MCC scholarship helped her become a police officer

The Grandview Police Department is always looking for ways for its police force to mirror the community. Metropolitan Community College wants to help with that mission and place graduates of its police academy. Those goals come together with MCC’s Move Toward the Badge scholarship, the first of which was awarded in January to Kaitlyn (Kate) …