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 …

Safe from the storm: MCC tornado shelters featured on KMBC

One of MCC’s six storm shelters, or ‘safe rooms’, was featured Wednesday in a KMBC 9 News story about storm shelter resources in Kansas City. Click here to watch the news story. MCC’s safe rooms, completed in 2008 with the help of a grant from the Federal Emergency Mangement Agency (FEMA), are located on each campus …

She puts the ‘art’ in ‘industrial arts’: How Jennifer Dec added twinkle to the Five Star Gala in 10 not-so-easy steps

FabLab

The lab is buzzing loudly with the sounds of high-tech machines doing high-tech things. A few students are standing at work tables, heads down and focusing diligently on class projects. We’re in the MCC-Business & Technology FabLab. The ceilings are high and the lights are low, and the smell of chemicals suggests something fancy is …

MCC-Longview wins Lee’s Summit Chamber award

MCC-Longview was honored on May 17 by the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce with the Business of the Year Award. The campus received the honor at the chamber’s annual Res In Motus Award Luncheon.  Longview was chosen from among three finalists in the large-employer category. Award selection was based on excellence in  mission and culture, employee relations, community service …

KCPS seniors earn high school, college degrees simultaneously

More than a dozen graduating seniors in the Kansas City Missouri Public Schools each earned a college degree alongside their high school diploma this spring, thanks to a new partnership between the school district and Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley.   The students are part of the Early College Academy, a unique dual enrollment program that, unlike …

MCC-Maple Woods president announced

Metropolitan Community College has named Utpal K. Goswami, Ph.D., as the new president of the college’s Maple Woods campus in Kansas City North. Goswami comes to MCC-Maple Woods from College of the Redwoods (Cal.), where he currently serves as vice president of instruction. He also served as interim president and superintendent of the college in …

820 shine at five-campus graduation, many ‘with honors’

Nearly 820 students donned flowy black robes and square-topped hats on May 16 to cross the stage to receive their diplomas at MCC’s district-wide commencement ceremony. Many of those graduating did so with honors. The ceremony, held at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo., marks the second year that students from all five of MCC’s campuses have …

Hundreds participate in Laura’s Run at MCC-Blue River

About 1,200 people hit the pavement on May 11 for the Laura’s Run 5K, which started and finished at MCC-Blue River. The 5k run and walk was planned in memory of Laura Beth Reynolds to raise drunk driving awareness. Laura  was a 16-year-old honor student at Fort Osage High School in 2009 when she was hit and killed by a …