The Ladies of IT: MoWINs Program Breaks Down Barriers for Women

Of the dozens of displaced workers who applied to MCC’s healthcare IT technician certificate course in the fall, 19 were accepted. Fourteen of the 19 are women. For a career field that is notoriously devoid of women, that’s a pretty big deal. The certificate program, offered as part of the IT Career Pathway of MCC’s MoHealthWINs program, …

Last Negro Leagues umpire speaks at MCC-Maple Woods

It turns out that there are many things you can do after shooting your big toe off in the beach trenches of World War II, and becoming a pioneering umpire in the Negro Baseball Leagues is one of them. After being discharged from the military, Byron Motley spent his life loving baseball and proudly filling …

Huyser hired as executive director of MCC Foundation

MCC has named Kent Huyser executive director of the MCC Foundation. Huyser replaces Vincent Anch, who had served as director of the MCC Foundation since 2007 until he left in October to become executive director of the Catholic Charities Foundation. In his new role, Huyser provides vision, leadership, strategic direction, and day-to-day management of the MCC Foundation. …

MCC-Blue River Acting Students Present “A Tribute to Neil Simon”

“A Tribute to Neil Simon” will be presented by Acting I & II students at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Arts & Sciences room 124. Two performances are scheduled, beginning at 12:45 and 7 p.m. The showcase of short scenes from Simon’s plays will be directed by Anne Mahoney, communications/theatre instructor …

MCC selected for national initiative to improve community college education

MCC has been chosen as one of only a handful of colleges across the country to participate in an initiative to overhaul the way community colleges address barriers to student success. The Community College Transformative Change Initiative (CCTCI) was established to bring together the latest research on community college innovation and the best talent in …

MCC in the news: FabLab featured on KCUR

The MCC-Business & Technology FabLab was the subject of a feature story today on KCUR 89.3 FM, Kansas City’s National Public Radio station. The story, by KCUR reporter Maria Carter, highlighted the FabLab’s innovative approach to providing high-tech design tools for MCC students and the community. The FabLab provides members access to tools to help design and prototype …

Scouts & Lady Scouts set for final home game

The Scouts and Lady Scouts made us proud last night with back-to-back blow out games Tuesday . The Lady Scouts beat Cottey Community College 88-47. Check out game highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGgq0E-H00o . Then the Scouts beat Westminster 84-51. Watch game highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cN5D0Av_oc .   There’s one more chance to check out both teams this season. The …

MCC in the news: Mo. Innovation Campus spotlighted by Lee’s Summit School District

The Lee’s Summit School District recently published an article about the benefits of the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) program. The article, featured in the February issue of the district’s “Our Schools” newsletter, can be found on the district’s website. The MIC is a partnership between Metropolitan Community College, the University of Central Missouri, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and several business …