Category «Serving communities»

MCC Foundation board reaching ‘further out into the community,’ at-large officer Kathy Achelpohl says

100 Years, 100 Stories This is one in a series of stories about the leadership of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board. MCC Foundation directors serve as ambassadors for the College, advocate in the community on its behalf, and raise money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives across the district. KATHY ACHELPOHL, an …

Enroll now for the spring semester

Remember to enroll for the spring semester. Classes are filling up quickly. The first day of class is Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.  Enrollment staff and advisors are now available for current student assistance. Please check www.mcckc.edu/hours for office hours on your campus. You can also enroll online through your myMCCKC account. Use your Academic Advising Report to see …

MCC-Penn Valley commemorates World AIDS Day with name-reading ceremony

In a ceremony marking World AIDS Day, MCC-Penn Valley students and staff members read the names of 192 people in Kansas City and beyond who have died from the disease. Dec. 1 was declared World AIDS Day in 1988 by the World Health Organization and the U.N. General Assembly, making this the 28th year. The …

MCC-Penn Valley hosts International Festival

More than 200 MCC students participated in this year’s International Festival, which represented 47 countries. The Applied Language Institute that works with English as a Second Language (ESL) students has been hosting similar festivals since 1998 on the MCC-Penn Valley campus. The students performed for one another, brought in displays to symbolize their unique culture and …

Missouri Innovation Campus again a finalist for national award

For a second year, the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit has been named a finalist for a prestigious national award that recognizes community college innovation in workforce development programs. The University of Florida’s Community College Futures Assembly presents Bellwether Awards in three categories: workforce development; instructional programs and services; and planning, governance and finance. …

MCC and Church and Dwight receive statewide honors for unique partnership

  Beginning in fall 2014, Church and Dwight partnered with Metropolitan Community College to enroll 45 of their 250 employees in the Associate of Applied Science program for business management.  The first group of students consisted of plant workers and administrative staff. The ultimate goal of the collaboration will be to get as many Church …

MCC-Maple Woods’s winter wish is to help others

What is your Winter Wish this year? Employees on the MCC-Maple Woods campus sure hope it is to serve your community and help others. That’s why employees in the Campus Life and Leadership Office and Counseling Office are once again organizing the holiday family adoption program called Winter Wishes. Inspired by past traditions,  members of the …

100 students listen to Healthcare industry leaders

Metropolitan Community College- Penn Valley’s second annual Healthcare Employer Panel took place on Friday, October 23 and was a huge success!  The program is designed to give students an edge when competing against other applicants in the healthcare industry and to provide an opportunity for networking.   More than a 100 students attended from a variety …

MCC’s 16th annual KC Storytelling Celebration kicks off Nov. 4

If it’s autumn in Kansas City, it’s time to gather around and hear a good story. Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods will present its 16th annual Kansas City Storytelling Celebration Nov. 4-7 at locations around Kansas City, including several libraries. More than 20 public events will entertain a variety of audiences, including senior citizens, schoolchildren and …