Players garner achievements in fall sports programs

Metropolitan Community College’s fall sports have come to an end, garnering some notable achievements along the way. The MCC-Longview Lady Lakers Volleyball team competed in the District Finals match in November against Northeast Oklahoma A&M. NEO won all three sets, however three Lady Lakers won First Team All-Region Awards, which included Courtney Koetting, Jacque Calvert and …

Minority, woman and veteran owned businesses learn about how to grow their work

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley hosted a workshop that aimed to help minority, woman and veteran owned businesses grow their companies. Presenter Colleen White of Strategic Workplace Solutions, Inc. spoke to a crowd of more than 60 people at MCC-Penn Valley on Nov. 8 about business owner certifications. White discussed which certificates are right for specific …

This apprentice looks ahead to higher pay and an MCC degree

Anthony Balducci has worked at Pratt Industries for four years, but it’s only been since August that he took on the title of “apprentice.” Now he’s learning — on the job, but also in classes at Metropolitan Community College — while he’s earning. MCC’s skilled trades apprenticeship program started this semester with eight apprentices in …

Trail of Treats at MCC-Business & Technology campus a big hit

More than 450 students from Frontier School of Innovation Elementary made their way through the “Trail of Treats” at the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus on Halloween. It was part of Campus Life & Leadership’s Fall Fun Fest, a daylong event. There were 10 stops on the Trail of Treats, including the campus’ pole …

Photo gallery: MCC-KCPS Fair

More than one hundred Kansas City Public School (KCPS) students converged on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus to network with the College’s admissions and enrollment experts. The event, called the MCC-KCPS Fair, on Nov. 1 was the first of its kind in conjunction with the school district. Students were able to learn about what …

Photo gallery: MCC employees among honorees at MCCA convention

Updated with official MCCA pictures! See below. The 53rd annual Missouri Community College Association convention, Nov. 1-3 in Branson, included honors for several people associated with Metropolitan Community College. Those recognized: Award of Distinction to Karen Curls, criminal justice instructor at MCC-Penn Valley From the nomination form: “Dr. Curls served as the social science division …

Photo gallery: Human lifespan class visits Independence elementary school

Hands on learning was the motive for an October field trip for MCC-Blue River students. Psychology instructor Kimberly Glackin worked with the Independence School District to arrange for her human lifespan class to visit with young students at Little Blue Elementary. The class was learning about middle childhood and Glackin wanted them to see how children change …

Sandra Garcia named MCC chief legal officer

Sandra Garcia has been named Metropolitan Community College chief legal officer. She will start her new position on Nov. 13. Garcia is coming to MCC from Houston Community College, where she served as an executive in the role of assistant general counsel. Houston Community College, the nation’s fourth-largest community college system, serves more than 75,000 …

MCC-Maple Woods annual Storytelling Celebration begins Nov. 8

The 18th Annual Storytelling Celebration, sponsored by Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods is nearly here! The celebration takes place Nov. 8-11.  Attendees can enjoy lively stories, anecdotes, myths, legends and lessons.  It celebrates the time honored tradition of storytelling and will be held in dozens of sites across the Kansas City metro area. Our featured tellers …