Category «Serving communities»

MCC in the news: Health Care Foundation features Community Health Worker pilot course

MCC’s Training for Tomorrow program is piloting a new course to train community health workers, and it has attracted the attention of local healthcare media. This article about the training program was recently posted on the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s website. Community health worker is a fairly new category among health professions. These workers are …

First-year Vet Tech students receive stethoscopes from HoAKC

Each year, MCC-Maple Woods vet tech students in their first year are presented with their very own engraved stethoscopes. The Heart of America Kennel Club presents stethoscopes to first-year students each year, as well as providing an annual scholarship. The stethoscope program was engineered by HoAKC members Dick and Janet Rees in 2009 and continues …

New Dean of Student Development at MCC-Longview

MCC-Longview welcomes Karen Goos to the position of dean of student development. Goos formerly served as the associate dean of student development at MCC-Blue River where she provided overall leadership and direction to the campus community involving all student development areas to maximize student learning and development. She has worked for MCC for over seven …

MCC in the news: KC Star article highlights work of Literacy KC at MCC

Literacy Kansas City is doing great work all around the city, including offering services at MCC-Penn Valley. This recent Kansas City Star article features several successful Literacy KC clients, one of whom we’re proud to call an MCC student. About GEARS, the Literacy KC program at MCC-Penn Valley The Guiding Educational Access to Reading Skills (GEARS) …

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan holds town hall at Penn Valley

Increasing college access and graduation rates for Hispanic residents was the focus of a community event Sept. 18 at MCC-Penn Valley that featured U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and National Council of La Raza CEO Janet Murguia. The forum, which drew hundreds of educators and Latino leaders, was part of  a White House initiative called …

Rojas named as chair for 2013 Five Star Gala

CiCi Rojas, vice president of community engagement for Truman Medical Centers, has just been announced as the chairperson for MCC’s 2013 Five Star Gala. Rojas serves on the board of the MCC Foundation, the college’s nonprofit arm that raises money for student scholarships and other student-support initiatives. In her role as chairperson of the Five …

Scholarship fund gets boost in memory of beloved pet

When Karen and Stephen Clegg’s dog, Auriel, died unexpectedly in 2007, the couple wanted to do something to honor their beloved pet’s memory. Impressed by the outstanding care provided by the MCC-Maple Woods-trained veterinary technologists at their veterinarian’s office, the Cleggs decided to establish an MCC scholarship in Auriel’s name to support the vet tech …

MCC-Cass County hosts briefing for county leaders

Dr. Andrew Underwood, superintendent of Belton School District #124, was among dozens of Cass County civic, business and education leaders who attended Breakfast with MCC, a recent briefing for the Belton community about MCC-Cass County‘s class offerings. Dr. Underwood delivered brief remarks at the event, which was held at the Belton High School complex. Other …