Category «Serving communities»

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 …

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 …