MCC-Longview president announced

MCC has named Kirk A. Nooks, Ed.D., as the new president of the college’s Longview campus in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Nooks replaces Fred Grogan, Ph.D., who has been president of MCC-Longview for 15 years and will retire at the end of June. Nooks comes to MCC-Longview from Georgia Highlands College, where he currently serves as both campus …

Army Top Fuel Dragster visits MCC-Longview

One of the fastest hot rod cars in the nation is speeding into Lee’s Summit this week, and it’s making a pit stop at MCC-Longview. The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Army Top Fuel Dragster, a vehicle that accelerates from zero to 100 mph in less than 8/10 of a second, will be on display at …

Monarchs, Lakers named regional champs, head to district tournaments

Not one, but both of MCC’s baseball teams were crowned NJCAA regional champions over the weekend and are now heading to district championships.   The MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs defeated Crowder College (9-6) on Sunday at Jefferson College, earning the Division I, Region XVI championship title. Now, the team heads to Warner, Okla., for the South …

Francis Institute Plants Pinwheels For Child Abuse Prevention Month

Staff and children from the Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development and Acadamía de Niños planted pinwheels in front of the Francis Institute facility to honor children affected by abuse. More than 300 pinwheels were planted in honor of  Childhood Abuse Prevention Month. Here are a few pictures of children planting pinwheels:   According to the …

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 …