Category «Serving communities»

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 …

KC Royals hold tryouts at MCC-Maple Woods

On one of the coolest days of the summer, the Kansas City Royals headed to the MCC-Maple Woods baseball field to host rising players from around the metro area looking for a way into the team’s system. Players as young as 15 lined up at their positions and showed their talents to Royals personnel, who …

MCC receives $100,000 gift to support student scholarships

MCC has received a $100,000 gift from the Irven & NeVada Linscomb Foundation to support student scholarships. The gift adds to an existing scholarship fund, called the Linscomb Show-Me Scholarship, that was established by the Linscomb Foundation in 2000 to support students at MCC-Maple Woods. From 2000 to 2011, MCC received $122,000 from the foundation. …

Francis Institute awarded $120,000 to take training online

The Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development at MCC-Penn Valley was recently awarded $120,000 to add an online component to the Institute’s child care provider training programs. The financial contributions, which came from multiple sources, will support the development of an online version of the Developing Your Family Child Care Business curriculum, which helps …

Leading Medical Simulation Org. Hosts Conference at MCC

Medical experts from the world’s largest medical simulation community recently trained healthcare instructors at a conference that was held at MCC. The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute played host to the Central Region Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conference in June. The HSI was chosen as the location for the conference because of the facility’s …

Goodall to lead state-wide community college association

Debbie Goodall, president of MCC-Business & Technology, will serve as the chair of the Missouri Community College Association’s Presidents and Chancellors Council for 2012-2013. The chair provides leadership for the association and represents community colleges in meetings with legislators, members of the executive branch, and other key groups. In this position, Goodall plans to emphasize community …

MCC inks partnership with Charitable Hotels

MCC has teamed up with the nation’s first non-profit online travel agency to provide MCC friends, donors, employees and students one more way to support the college while at the same time saving money on their personal or professional travel expenses. Kansas City-based Charitable Hotels, an online travel agency (OTA) akin to sites like Expedia …