MCC-Maple Woods to celebrate Student Center renovation on Sept. 30

Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods will celebrate the renovation of its Student Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30. MCC-Maple Woods President Tyjaun Lee and student leaders will be on hand. The Student Center, opened in the fall of 1995, got a $100,000 refresh over the summer, a project that was completed …

MCC and UMKC to sign agreement launching ‘RooMentum’ transfer programs

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Kimberly Beatty and UMKC Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal will sign an agreement establishing a new inter-institutional transfer program called RooMentum at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at MCC’s Administrative Center, 3200 Broadway. This signing of the memorandum of understanding will create three RooMentum programs: The RooMentum “On Track” Program (starting this …

Meet MCC’s new full-time faculty members, Part 1

Profiles of new full-time Metropolitan Community College faculty, Fall 2019, Part 1 Look for Parts 2, 3 and 4 in the weeks ahead. Cindy Maxey-Droege English instructor, MCC-Penn Valley Why she wanted to work at MCC: “It’s diverse and cutting edge.” Experience: She taught for 10 years at Moberly Area Community College. Education: B.A. in …

MCC student wins $1,000 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship

Metropolitan Community College student and Phi Theta Kappa member Amy Teghtmeyer of Blue Springs has been awarded a $1,000 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarship. Teghtmeyer is on track to graduate from MCC in Spring 2020 with an associate of arts degree. She’s planning to transfer to the University of Missouri to pursue a bachelor’s degree …

Photo gallery: First week of MCC fall semester classes

Metropolitan Community College kicked off its 105th academic year on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Here are some first-week scenes from our five campuses. You’ll see lots of smiles, helpful faculty and staff, a book or two, and one gregarious Wolf. Welcome (and welcome back) to MCC! Photos by Clay Bussey, Andrew Ryan and Mary Beth Hope/MCC …

MCC shows off workforce programs during visit by Missouri governor

Gov. Mike Parson got a look at some popular Metropolitan Community College workforce programs during an Aug. 23 visit to the Business & Technology campus. Parson, accompanied at BT by Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education Zora Mulligan, has been crisscrossing the state to promote Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grants for students. The scholarship program focuses …

MCC Wolves Golf Classic is Sept. 23 at Shoal Creek Golf Course

The Metropolitan Community College Athletics Department will hold its annual MCC Wolves Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 23, at the Shoal Creek Golf Course, 8905 Shoal Creek Parkway, Kansas City. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with tee-off at 9 a.m. This annual fundraiser supports MCC athletes by providing equipment, scholarships and travel expenses. “At MCC …

The Wolf mascot is suddenly everywhere on the MCC campuses

Metropolitan Community College students will find images of the MCC Wolf and other new College branding in high-profile locations on each campus as the 2019-20 school year gets underway. Classes start Tuesday, Aug. 20. MCC Wolf “wraps” on some elevator doors are already in place. Coming soon: new light pole banners in two designs, one …