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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, …

MCC campus honors a ‘full of smiles’ student with a special bench

When Metropolitan Community College-Blue River student John Marrs III died unexpectedly on Dec. 1, 2016, “a lot of people were really devastated, including myself,” remembers his friend Tianalexa Turner. “He was just the nicest kid,” says Turner, who got to know John working on a student TV show at William Chrisman High School in Independence. …

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 …