Category «Serving communities»

Together we saw great success, Chancellor James says at farewell

He may have agreed only to “a little cake after the board meeting,” but Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Mark James’ final Board of Trustees meeting involved a bit more than that. James, MCC’s chancellor since 2010, was presented with two resolutions of commendation (one from the College, one from Kansas City Mayor Sly James), a …

Photo gallery (now with 65+ pictures): #MCCGrads2017 commencement

Congratulations to MCC’s Class of 2017! Here are some photos from commencement on May 17. (Photos by Matt Scharhag, Tim Engle, Nancy McCallum, Christina Medina, Sharon Pyant, Jessica Ramirez, Ernie Webb III and Jordan Williams) [ Click here for pictures that night from social media ] Click any image to see it bigger.  First up, …

Photo gallery: MCC-Penn Valley’s Common Read Convention

MCC-Penn Valley students joined students from nine KC area high schools at the second annual Common Read Convention on campus. The book that spurred all the talk: Tanner Colby’s “Some of My Best Friends Are Black.” This school year, several Penn Valley classes read the book, and a number of related programs were held. The …

Search underway for MCC trustees for Subdistricts 2 and 5

The Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri (Metropolitan Community College) is seeking submissions to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees. The vacancies are in Subdistrict 2 (see walking directions and map) and Subdistrict 5 (see walking directions and map). Trustees for Subdistricts 2 and 5 will be appointed by the remaining members of the …

MCC work-study students help refugee families at KC’s Somali Center

Energetic. Dedicated. A blessing. Those are just some of the words of praise about Metropolitan Community College work-study students from the  director of a local enterprise focused on helping refugee families. MCC’s work-study program seeks to match a student’s financial needs with an environment that allows them to earn a paycheck while enhancing their educational …

Get free income tax help at three MCC campuses

Once again this year, Metropolitan Community College, in partnership with Next Step KC, is hosting IRS-certified counselors from Voluntary Income Tax Assistance for those who qualify for free aid in doing their taxes. Tax services (federal and state electronic e-filing) for individuals with a household income of less than $54,000 are available on three MCC …

MCC-Penn Valley Carter Art Center Gallery presents ‘Kin Killin’ Kin’

MCC-Penn Valley Carter Art Center Gallery is presenting a special show that has headlined premier locations around the country. “Kin Killin’ Kin,” James Pate’s traveling art exhibition, includes 13 charcoal drawings and one oil painting on Plexiglas. The pieces, which depict critical issues currently facing our community, will be on display from Monday, Jan. 23, …

MCC employee’s Cranberry Fluff recipe wins ‘GMA’ contest

And the winner of “Good Morning America’s” Ultimate Cranberry Challenge is … MCC employee Lee Ann Zech! Zech, administrative assistant to MCC-Maple Woods president Dr. Utpal Goswami, was one of two “GMA” viewers whose cranberry recipes got them invited to appear on the show Nov. 22, two days before Thanksgiving. Zech told “GMA” co-host Michael …