MCC forum for diverse business owners makes hundreds of successful connections

More than 50 companies and organizations made connections with more than 150 diverse business owners at Metropolitan Community College during its annual procurement event. On Tuesday, March 14, the Human Resource and Purchasing Department of MCC, in partnership with DST, Hallmark, JE Dunn, Kiewit, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas City Power and Light …

All for the Children family fun and resource fair April 8 at MCC-Blue River

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River’s All for the Children family fun and resource fair, an event designed to celebrate childhood, will be Saturday, April 8, at the campus in Independence. The sixth annual fair, which runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m., will feature all kinds of free, fun activities — including an egg hunt and the …

MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs step up to help tornado victims

The Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods softball team is hosting a donation drive for residents of Oak Grove affected by a tornado on March 6. Kary Kankey, head Monarchs softball coach, says the tornado devastation has had a direct impact on the team, as three of the current players (Allison Collier, Jenelle Mausbach and Samantha Minnick) …

#MCCProud of the 2017 MCC-Maple Woods Scholar Bowl winners

How smart are they? Smart enough to answer tough questions ranging from quantum physics to pop culture and anything in between. Who are they? They are winning teams of students who competed in the annual Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Scholar Bowl on Tuesday, March 7. 19 Kansas City metro area high schools squared off in what’s …

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: MCC traffic and parking message

In order to ensure Metropolitan Community College students, employees and college patrons have a safe St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17, a traffic and parking message from the MCC Police Department follows. The 45th Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade flows on Broadway right by the MCC Administrative Center, the MCC offices at Broadway …

Missouri’s community colleges join forces to expand the number of skilled workers

Metropolitan Community College has joined Missouri’s 11 other community colleges to create a workforce training network that will share resources and eliminate “geographic and procedural barriers.” Chancellors and presidents of the 12 college systems signed off on the Missouri Community College Workforce Development Network at a ceremony March 9 in the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson …

Robot-building a way of life for these MCC early college students

Competing in robotics is just a way of life for Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology students Valerie Titalangha and Marco Cano. They enjoy it so much that they fit it into hectic schedules that include taking courses in the Early College Program. “For me, it’s a tradition,” said Titalangha, 16, a junior at Ruskin High …

Severe weather awareness week: MCC’s emergency alert system and WeatherBug cameras

March has roared in with a vengeance this year, with several tornadoes causing significant damage in the Kansas City area on Monday, March 6. In light of the devastating storms and the timeliness of it being Severe Weather Awareness Week (March 5-11), Metropolitan Community College would like to remind students, employees and college patrons about …

MCC-Penn Valley’s Millie Nottingham honored for Excellence in Teaching

Reading instructor Millie Edwards Nottingham has been named MCC-Penn Valley’s recipient of the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The annual accolade goes to instructors from each community college campus in Missouri. “I’m honored  to receive this award,” Nottingham said. “I accept it for all who work at and for Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. No matter …

MCC-Penn Valley hosts hundreds of Science Olympiad competitors

More than 300 students from 24 schools took part in the regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 4, at MCC-Penn Valley. The 28 teams of competitors came from schools and districts including North Kansas City Schools, Park Hill School District, Blue Springs School District, Excelsior Springs School District, Pembroke Hill School, Notre Dame de Sion …