Brian Hurley, MCC cybersecurity coordinator, wins national faculty award

Metropolitan Community College instructor Brian Hurley is one of 22 honorees nationwide to receive the 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award from the American Association of Community Colleges. Hurley is cybersecurity program coordinator and a computer science and information systems (CSIS) instructor at MCC-Blue River in Independence. He became an MCC faculty member in …

MCC announces Dean’s List honorees for Spring 2019

Metropolitan Community College has announced the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. About one-fifth of students enrolled were awarded the academic honor. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. Earning Dean’s List recognition is an indication of …

Thomas Meyer, Ph.D., appointed president of MCC’s Blue River, Business & Technology campuses

Thomas W. Meyer, Ph.D., has been named president of Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River and Business & Technology campuses. Meyer is coming to Kansas City from Lehigh Carbon Community College in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, where he is vice president for academic services and student development. Meyer’s appointment was approved by the MCC Board of Trustees …

#MCCGrads2019 livestream video, commencement photo gallery

Congratulations again to the Metropolitan Community College Class of 2019! The official count of grads who “walked” at the May 16 ceremony at Municipal Auditorium: 1,049. That’s the highest number in recent years. About 2,400 students were candidates for graduation (completing their studies last fall, this spring or this summer), earning more than 3,000 associate …

Photo gallery: All-Missouri scholars, student leaders honored by MCCA

The Missouri Community College Association’s annual Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Student Leadership luncheon was held April 24. Several Metropolitan Community College students were among the honorees. MCC PTK scholars who earned spots on the 2019 All-Missouri Academic Team were: Second Team: Eli Salazar (MCC-Blue River), Emily Eason (MCC-Longview) and Rachel Merrill (MCC-Maple Woods). …