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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 …

MCC-Longview’s seventh annual Fine Arts Challenge runs through Feb. 27th

Nearly 200 pieces of artwork created by high school students from around the greater Kansas City metropolitan area vied for coveted attention at a special art showing at Metropolitan Community College-Longview. You can check out the winners of MCC-Longview’s Seventh Annual Fine Arts Challenge starting tonight at The Cultural Arts Center Gallery on the Longview campus. This …

Businesswoman and author Marquita Miller joins MCC Foundation board

Marquita Miller has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Her nomination was approved Dec. 17 by the MCC Board of Trustees. Miller owns and operates Five Star Tax & Business Solutions in Kansas City. She started her own small business in 2005 after years of working as an accountant for Fortune 500 …