MCC-Blue River PTK chapter earns Five Star rating

The Alpha Pi Sigma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at MCC-Blue River received special commendation during the PTK Missouri Regional Convention and again at the Annual Convention for earning the organization’s highest ranking: Five Star Chapter. The Five Star Chapter Development Plan is a blueprint for developing a strong chapter, improving student engagement on campus and recognizing progress …

McFadden joins MCC Foundation board

Matthew McFadden, senior vice president-principal and director of corporate services at Zimmer Real Estate Services, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Currently a member of Zimmer’s executive management team, McFadden’s 15 years of corporate management and global real estate experience also includes positions at Honeywell International, Inc. and Sprint. He is …

MCC-Maple Woods to host summer blood drive for CBC

Looking for ways to help out your community? Donating blood to the Community Blood Center can really change the life of someone living in your community. MCC-Maple Woods will be hosting its annual summer blood drive from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 25 in the Student Center. If you are in good health, please …

MCC-Maple Woods pins Vet Tech Class of 2013

Congratulations to the MCC-Maple Woods Vet Tech Class of 2013! The following students took the veterinary oath and were pinned at a recent ceremony at Maple Woods: Melanie Allen Bobbi Cole Candice Culley Brittany Holder Allyn Harvey Alanna Jennings Danielle Knoche Kristin Lower Donna Mackley-Payton Heather Mady Anna Neis Sydney Owen Andrea Owensby Rebecca Pals …

Lakers’ Dulin drafted by KC Royals

The Kansas City Royals on Saturday drafted MCC-Longview Lakers first baseman Brandon Dulin in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Dulin, a Lee’s Summit native, is a graduate of Lee’s Summit North High School. The 6’3” freshman played for the Lakers during the 2012-2013 season and  was named player of the year …

16-week program prepares machinists to meet demand for skilled workers

On March 3, 2013, Paul Ewert had zero experience with machining. On March 4, he began taking classes in Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing (CIMM) at MCC-Business & Technology. Ten weeks later, Paul was machining airplane parts at Triumph Structures, an aerospace manufacturer in Grandview, Mo. Ewert is one of 17 students enrolled in the CIMM training, a …

MCC-Business & Technology program will teach high schoolers college-level tech skills

High school students from the Independence and North Kansas City school districts will soon be able to earn college credit in technical programs, thanks to an agreement signed this week by the school districts and Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus.  The initiative, called the MCC-Business & Technology Early College program, allows high school …