March Robot Madness!

See action-packed, fast-paced matches between student-operated robots at the Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition, March 13 – 15 at MCC-Business & Technology, 1775 Universal Ave, Kansas City, MO. The public is encouraged to attend and catch the excitement of this intense competition. Admission is free. More than 1,100 high school students representing 58 …

All for the Children Planned for MCC-Blue River

Springtime is near, signaling it’s time to prepare for the biggest bash of the year at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River–”All for the Children!” This marks the third year parents and children have access to child-friendly fun sprinkled with handy information about preventing child abuse and neglect. Save the date: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April …

Four MCC students earn statewide honor

Four MCC students were honored by the Missouri Community College Association yesterday in Jefferson City when they were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team. The honor, which recognizes the state’s top community college students, was bestowed on the following students: Heather Jochens (MCC‐Longview). Ms. Jochens is pursuing a degree in psychology. In addition to her …

Five MCC instructors receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to five outstanding MCC instructors who have received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  The honorees included: Becky Schuering, mathematics instructor, MCC-Blue River David Grady, machine tool instructor, MCC-Business & Technology Rory Perrodin, automotive technology instructor, MCC-Longview Dr. Chris Morrow, veterinary technology instructor, MCC-Maple Woods Greg Sanford, history instructor, MCC-Penn Valley The award, …

Dunn, Ellis, Bassham, Bloch, Illig to lead MCC Works campaign

Five local civic leaders — Terry Dunn, Frank Ellis, Terry Bassham, Mary Bloch and Cliff Illig — have signed on to serve as co-chairs for a campaign that will help fundamentally transform Kansas City’s largest institution of higher education, Metropolitan Community College. Funding from the campaign, called MCC Works, will support a re-tooling of the …

Ready for Spring? Save the Date for MCC-Blue River’s Big Bash!

The brisk wind outside screams “winter,” but, the calendar inside indicates it’s almost spring. That means it’s time to prepare for the biggest bash of the year at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River–“All for the Children!” This marks the third year parents and children have access to child-friendly fun sprinkled with handy information about preventing child …

Building a business community

MCC’s Chris Kelly is tirelessly working to support KC’s minority- and women-owned businesses. The office of procurement and purchasing for an organization like Metropolitan Community College involves more than just buying pencils and papers. For supplier diversity coordinator Chris Kelly, the office offers endless opportunities to give back to a community that has supported the …

Honor Society Inducts New Members

Forty Metropolitan Community College-Blue River students recently became members of Alpha Pi Sigma, the MCC-Blue River chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. During the Feb. 15 candle light induction ceremony at MCC-Blue River in Independence, students pledged to uphold the standards of Phi Theta Kappa, an international society which promotes scholarship, leadership and service. …

Laker Dylan Farrell named NJCAA Player of the Week

After leading the MCC-Longview Laker baseball team to victory in its opening weekend, sophomore right fielder Dylan Farrell was named the NJCAA player of the week. “(Farrell) may be one of the most talented players that have ever come through our program,” Coach Clint Culbertson said. “He is learning how to use all his tools …

Four local business leaders join MCC Foundation board

The Metropolitan Community College Foundation on Thursday welcomed four new members to its board of directors: Rafael I. Garcia, Michael L. Roane, Don Sipes and Michele L. Watley. Rafael Garcia, an MCC alumnus, is owner, president, founding principal and principal of design at Garcia Architecture, LLC. In addition to leading the award-winning firm, Garcia is …