Category «Serving communities»

MCC hosts regional higher-ed Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion

It was a full house for the annual Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion for Under-represented Populations, hosted by Metropolitan Community College. More than 200 participants from  MCC and the surrounding academic community shared in the experience Sept. 16. The event was held on the MCC-Penn Valley campus, with opening remarks by MCC Chancellor Mark James. …

TV reporter checks out MCC ballet class for ‘absolute beginners’

While the Fall 2016 semester is already in full swing at Metropolitan Community College, there is still time to sign up for community education classes. The title of one upcoming community ed course caught the eye of a local television reporter. “Adult Ballet for the Absolute Beginner” is described as a true beginner’s class for …

Long-serving Board of Trustees president gets a one-of-a-kind gift

David Disney, who served as president of MCC’s Board of Trustees for a decade, was presented with his gavel recently — attached to a plaque made in the FabLab at MCC-Business & Technology. The plaque includes MCC’s new centennial seal and the dates Disney led the six-member board, 2006-2016. Current board president Trent Skaggs presented …

Abandoned as a baby, new MCC-Blue River grad has a happy life now

An infant’s cries echoing from a trash can in a public restroom in Nanjing, China, reverberated in a way that can only amaze. That was 1996. Katelynn Corkern, now a 20-year-old MCC-Blue River student, explains her journey to the Kansas City area with smiles and a gracious spirit. Katelynn was just 7 days old when a woman …

‘Good Food Revolution’ author to speak at MCC-Longview event

Urban farmer Will Allen, declared one of the world’s “seven most powerful foodies” by food writer Michael Pollan, will speak at Metropolitan Community College-Longview’s spring convocation Tuesday, April 19. The free public event, to be held at the Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 N.W. Murray Road in Lee’s Summit, begins with a 5 p.m. …

Two EMS instructors honored for their ‘Great Save’

It’s called a “Great Save.” And while they’d tell you it’s all in a day’s work, two Metropolitan Community College employees were honored to take part in a reunion with a man whose life they may have saved. Chad Wright, EMS education program coordinator, and Kevin Corr, part-time EMS instructor, were among a group of …

MCC-Penn Valley Coach Betty Lennox is Examiner’s Woman of the Year

Not just a Woman of Distinction, but also Woman of the Year. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley women’s basketball Coach Betty Lennox can add both those titles to an already impressive list of achievements. Lennox was named the Woman of the Year at the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards luncheon March 24 in Independence. The event, held …

MCC, KCFD and KCPS to partner on emergency medical technician program for high school students

Metropolitan Community College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education program will partner with Kansas City Public Schools and the Kansas City Fire Department to provide emergency medical technician training for KCPS high school seniors. Starting in August, MCC will provide education at Kansas City’s Manual Career and Technical Center, 1215 E. Truman Road. College employees will …