Category «Serving communities»

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 …

Three MCC employees named to KC Black Achievers Society

Three Metropolitan Community College employees — Ayanna Bridges, Jackie Gill and Christal Waters — have been selected to join the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City. The group, founded by U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver in 1974 (five years before the former Kansas City mayor was first elected to the City Council), honors local African-American …