Category «Serving communities»

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, …

National Apprenticeship Week: Speed interviews connect students, employers

It’s a golden opportunity for Metropolitan Community College students seeking Gold Collar jobs. As part of National Apprenticeship Week, MCC-Business & Technology set  up speed interviews for students studying to be  welders, industrial electricians, maintenance mechanics and machining and tool and die specialists on Nov. 14. The event mirrors the modern concept of speed dating, …

MCC cybersecurity program shines at national recognition night

The photos are in! Metropolitan Community College officially received its award for being named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense on Nov. 7.   MCC-Blue River President, Dr. Jacqueline Gill, and Brian Hurley, the College’s cybersecurity program coordinator, were on hand during an evening ceremony in Miami to accept the honor. MCC’s cybersecurity program …

Employees, public invited to Veterans Day luncheon Nov. 12 at MCC

Metropolitan Community College will honor student, faculty and staff military veterans at the Chancellor’s Veterans Day Scholarship Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 12. Employees and the public are invited to attend the free luncheon, which will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center. The keynote speaker will be Rear Admiral J. Stanton Thompson, …