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Photo gallery: Chancellor and mascot hit the ‘Wolf Trail’

MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty visited each of the five campuses Aug. 27-31, the first full week of fall classes. She was joined on the “Wolf Trail” by, naturally, the MCC Wolf mascot. The visits marked the Wolf’s first official campus appearances. We became the #MCCWolves starting this semester. MCC-Business & Technology Dr. Beatty and the …

The stories behind the student gifts presented to Dr. Beatty at inauguration

Two books, a plaque, a three-sided sculptural piece and a painting — those were the gifts presented to Dr. Kimberly Beatty at her inauguration as Metropolitan Community College’s eighth chancellor Aug. 24. At the ceremony, the presidents of the five MCC campuses introduced videos spotlighting people or programs that contribute to MCC’s mission of “Preparing …

New scholarship for MCC student veterans announced at inauguration

A new scholarship for Metropolitan Community College student veterans pays tribute to the military service of Chancellor Kimberly Beatty’s father, Reggie Helms, who died in 2017. Carolyn Watley, an MCC Foundation director, announced the scholarship and its first recipient at the inauguration of Dr. Beatty. The program was Aug. 24 at the Music Hall downtown. …

New program helps students get their academic careers back on track

Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City Public Schools and the Full Employment Council officially launched the Middle College Program on Feb. 9. The new program puts high school dropouts on a path toward a diploma and post-secondary education. The ceremony and press conference at the Student Success Center at MCC-Penn Valley included remarks by MCC Chancellor …

Chancellor Beatty honored at KC Chamber breakfast

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Kimberly Beatty was among six Kansas Citians recognized for their leadership at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Recognition Breakfast in January. The executives introduced themselves and shared personal tidbits, observations of the community, and worldview and passions. One of the honorees was Ramin Cherafat, CEO of McCownGordon Construction, …

Are we there yet? Speakers look forward and back at MCC MLK event

The Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon included appeals for love instead of hate, as well as reflections on how African-Americans and others have fared since King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech. Another highlight of the event was the announcement of the 2018 Chancellor’s MLK scholarship winners, one from each MCC campus. (Read …

MCC offers a full scholarship to man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

Metropolitan Community College has offered a full scholarship to Lamonte McIntyre, the Kansas City, Kan., man who was recently exonerated after being wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years. MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and MCC-Penn Valley President Dr. Tyjaun Lee met McIntyre Dec. 6 at the Urban League of Greater Kansas City’s Difference Maker Awards Luncheon. …

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 …