MCC introduces Dr. Tyjaun Lee and opens new Student Success Center

Metropolitan Community College formally introduced Tyjaun Lee, Ph.D., to the Greater Kansas City community as the president of the MCC-Penn Valley campus on Oct. 26. A reception for Lee was followed by a special unveiling of the campus’ new Student Success Center. Lee, who has more than 20 years of progressive experience in higher education, …

Photo gallery: MCC-Maple Woods Vet Tech hosts successful Haunted Barn

There were plenty of frights to go around at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods’ Haunted Barn! It was the seventh year for the event, hosted by MCC-Maple Woods’ veterinary technology program.  Over the course of the weekend, 125 volunteers staffed the barn, serving 432 attendees. Proceeds benefit participating MCC-Maple Woods student groups. Click a picture to …

Five finalists announced for new MCC mascot

Metropolitan Community College will have a new mascot in Fall 2018, but what will that mascot be? We now have an idea — and the MCC community is urged to let its voice be heard. Mascot suggestions were solicited in a contest open to everyone in the MCC community. A committee of students, faculty and …

For Those Who Have Served: MCC veterans business event Nov. 14

Metropolitan Community College is helping military veterans who own businesses connect with governmental entities and large corporations in need of goods or services. The Outreach Business Forum “For Those Who Have Served” will be Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center, 31st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The event is sponsored by Black & …

Photo gallery: 2017 MCC-Longview Literary Festival

About 300 people attended the ninth annual MCC-Longview Literary Festival on Oct. 27, which featured some 20 authors, editors and publishers. The keynote speaker, alternate history novelist James Young, was ” a huge hit,” according to project coordinator and MCC-Longview English instructor Susan Satterfield. The festival, in the campus’ Cultural Arts Center, included readings, panel …

MCC testing center earns kudos from a CEO

“The testing center makes a difference.” So says Michael Hendricks, CEO of a local technology company, who singles out for praise the Testing Center at MCC’s Business & Technology campus. Hendricks is a big believer in lifelong learning and employees expanding their knowledge base and skills. Serious wall space at his company, SureHosting Internet Solutions …

Civility and Respect Series features Pearl Rovaris-MacDonald

Metropolitan Community College staff and faculty are invited to celebrate cultural diversity and register for the 2017-18 Civility and Respect Series. This year’s keynote speaker is Pearl Rovaris-MacDonald. She’s given more than 1,500 presentations nationwide, covering topics like communication, diversity, team building and stress management. She has also worked as a comedian at ComedyCity in …

John Chawana named MCC vice chancellor of institutional effectiveness, research and technology

John M. Chawana, Ph.D., has been named Metropolitan Community College’s vice chancellor of institutional effectiveness, research and technology. Chawana’s appointment by Chancellor Kimberly Beatty was approved Oct. 19 by the Board of Trustees. He will start his new position Oct. 30. Chawana comes to MCC from Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, where he …

Seventh year for MCC-Maple Woods Haunted Barn

It’s their seventh year for haunting. The Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program is again hosting its“Haunted Barn” event. The MCC community and general public are invited. Here are the event specifics. MCC-Maple Woods Veterinary Technology program’s Haunted Barn: Dates:  Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, Time:  8-11 p.m. Location:  MCC-Maple Woods (Vet …