Seabrooks receives Ace Award from KC Chamber

Joe Seabrooks, Ph.D., president of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, was honored with the KC Chamber’s Ace Award on April 30 at a reception at Union Station. The Ace Awards recognize culturally diverse, mid- to senior-level managers who have been nominated by their colleagues for achievement in their profession.  Seabrooks was honored for his work in maximizing student …

MCC-Maple Woods awards standout students

Each year, MCC-Maple Woods recognizes students who stand out, both with academic success and leadership abilities. Recognition is given to students who go above and beyond in their studies and who impact the learning environment in a positive way for their fellow students. Individual Academic Honors: Engineering – Tony Powers Engineering – Andrew Griffin Engineering …

Carpenter-Davis receives national PTK award

Cheryl Carpenter-Davis, dean of instruction at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, was a recipient of the 2013 Distinguished College Administrator Award presented by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during its international convention in San Jose, Calif., last month. She was one of twenty-five college administrators honored with the award, which is given to college vice presidents, …

MCC workforce training ranked in regional top 10

MCC was ranked in the Top 10 Outstanding Southern Community Colleges for Workforce Training in Southern Business & Development magazine, a publication that focuses on economic development for the southern United States, including Missouri and Oklahoma.  The article focuses on the role community colleges play in supporting the local economy by supplying a pipeline of qualified …

MCC welcomes new director of OSHA Training Institute

MCC has named Jim Wellman director of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Region VII, located at MCC’s Business & Technology campus. No stranger to MCC, Jim has served as adjunct faculty, teaching OSHA and environmental health and safety courses since 2009. He brings over 25 years of experience in occupational safety and risk management. Most recently, Jim …

Walter-Mack adds associate vice chancellor of HR to her title

Kathy Walter-Mack, J.D., has been named associate vice chancellor of human resources in addition to her existing role as chief of staff to the chancellor of Metropolitan Community College. Walter-Mack will assume these additional duties on July 1. She replaces Carolyn Baskett, who has served as associate vice chancellor of human resources since 1999 and will …

Penn Valley students, employees honored

More than 60 Penn Valley scholars and employees were honored for their academic and community achievements at an awards ceremony on Thursday, April 25. Here are a few photos from the Penn Valley Scholars’ Celebration:                                      

Shields joins MCC Foundation board

Charlie Shields, chief operating officer of Truman Medical Center Lakewood and a former Missouri state legislator, has joined the board of directors of the MCC Foundation. Shields’ appointment to the Foundation board was approved at the April 18 meeting of the MCC board of trustees. He will serve a three-year term. Shields is an alumnus of …