Category «Serving communities»

MCC Wolves Golf Classic is Sept. 23 at Shoal Creek Golf Course

The Metropolitan Community College Athletics Department will hold its annual MCC Wolves Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 23, at the Shoal Creek Golf Course, 8905 Shoal Creek Parkway, Kansas City. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with tee-off at 9 a.m. This annual fundraiser supports MCC athletes by providing equipment, scholarships and travel expenses. “At MCC …

SkillUP training can ‘break those walls down,’ lead to a good job

Amy Mattingly’s plans are simple. Keep fighting and keep moving forward. She says it was the SkillUP program offered through Metropolitan Community College that helped give her momentum. Mattingly, 36, is an overcomer. She says she has survived physical and sexual abuse. She lost both of her parents and is raising three children on her …

‘Agent of change’ who brings hope to others honored with national fellowship

It’s an honor that Crystal Rhodes didn’t see coming. The Metropolitan Community College-Longview student has been awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship. Rhodes says she didn’t know the fellowship even existed or that she was being considered. The Newman Civic Fellowship supports students’ personal, professional and civic development. That includes resources to help fuel their passion and …

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 …