MCC math changes for next fall include a new course, new pathways

Metropolitan Community College students will see some changes in math course offerings next year, including one new course, Mathematical Literacy, and others that have been overhauled. Students will also be able to enroll in math courses that better fit their expected career fields. Earlier this year, MCC announced that college algebra would no longer be …

Powell Gardens Festival of Lights shines with the help of MCC welding students

Metropolitan Community College students, faculty and staff are behind part of the magic at a first-ever spectacular lighting display. Sculptures welded by MCC-Business & Technology students will greet visitors to the Powell Gardens Festival of Lights, which opened Dec. 1 and runs 3-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Jan. 7. About the Festival of Lights “Illuminated by KCP&L:” …

MCC poised to name new mascot with collegewide parties

And the winner is … ? Well, it’s a secret for now, but on Thursday, Dec. 7, Metropolitan Community College will reveal its new mascot! The votes have been tallied, and we want you to be there when our campuses unveil the winning mascot. On Dec. 7, each campus will have a mascot unveiling party. …

Storytelling certificate program now available at MCC-Maple Woods campus

People looking to further their education in storytelling can now do so through Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods’ storytelling certificate program.  The program, offered in conjunction with Mid-Continent Public Library’s Story Center, is made possible by funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The program is available to writers and storytellers of all skill levels.  A …

MCC expands MLK scholarship program to five awards

Time is of the essence for students who want to apply for the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at Metropolitan Community College, which in 2018 will grow from one award to five. The scholarship, previously awarded to a single student in MCC’s Early College program, will now be open to students collegewide, with a …

MCC-Longview Campus Center renamed in honor of Robert H. Martin

A chilly November afternoon did not daunt more than 100 well-wishers who came to celebrate the life and dedication of Metropolitan Community College icon Robert H. Martin at the unveiling of a building renamed in his honor. Mr. Martin died April 3, 2017, after serving the College for an unprecedented 41 years on the Board …

Golf ball puts dog in MCC vet tech operating room

Metropolitan Community College veterinary technology students are often angels of mercy to the animals who are brought into the program each semester for study and care, but nobody could have foreseen how students would play a role in helping to discover the unusual reason for a dog’s discomfort. Dr. Chris Morrow, who runs the vet …

MCC event connects veterans to resources and honors those who have served

Dozens of companies took part in what Metropolitan Community College organizers hope is an event that continues to grow as it connects military veterans to business resources. The Outreach Business Forum “For Those Who Have Served” was hosted Nov. 14 at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center. It’s the second year for the program. Patrice Manuel, …

MCC-Longview students take career road trips

Students from Metropolitan Community College-Longview had the chance to visit St. Luke’s Hospital and State Street Corp. for a chance to peer into what could be potential careers. At St. Luke’s, 22 students listened to a series of professionals talk about their jobs. They included representatives from the Surgical Services, Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient …