Category «Serving communities»

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-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 …

MCC students pledge to take a stand against domestic violence

The MCC-Penn Valley Counseling Center and Campus Life & Leadership departments get students’ attention with free donuts, while also sharing important information about domestic violence and sexual abuse.  It’s part of a two day awareness event called the “NO MORE Campaign.” Representatives from Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault ( MOCSA)    are on hand …

MCC proudly supports the Kansas City Royals

The Royals clinched their first division championship in 30 years at Kauffman Stadium last month. The win sparked their fifth champagne party in 12 months. Now the Kansas City Royals are battling once again during October playoffs to take the crown. If you have been to any of the Royals games during the past two …

At MCC-Longview, etching vehicles for a cause

Metropolitan Community College-Longview police, automotive technology faculty and students, along with Campus Life and Leadership, worked together recently to host a crime prevention event to help students and employees protect important parts located under their vehicles. MCC-Longview police officers recognized that catalytic converter theft was becoming more prevalent in the Lee’s Summit area and asked …