Tag «Chancellor Kimberly Beatty»

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 …

Dr. Beatty to employees at in-service: I want you to dream again

At MCC’s annual employee in-service Oct. 17, Chancellor Kimberly Beatty discussed areas of opportunity for the College and announced some new initiatives. Employees also recognized colleagues for their years of service to MCC, heard from motivational speaker James Nowlin about living a life of purpose, and attended breakout sessions presented by colleagues on a variety …

Photo gallery: Expresso Yourself campus meetings with Chancellor Beatty

MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty has wrapped up her Engagement Tour with meetings at all five campuses and the MCC District Office. Employees and students were invited to the events, which Dr. Beatty plans to continue in the years to come. The campus meetings, themed “Expresso Yourself,” started at MCC-Business & Technology on Sept. 11 and …

MCC composition class will now count as a required English class at MU

There’s good news for Missouri community college students planning to transfer to the University of Missouri in Columbia: Composition 1 classes will now count as a required MU English credit instead of an elective. Metropolitan Community College requires two English courses for the associate in arts degree, a popular option for transfer students: English 101 …

MCC faculty summit focuses on high-impact practices

“MCC is a jewel, and we will work together to help us shine even brighter,” Chancellor Kimberly Beatty told faculty attending the Teaching and Learning Faculty Summit Sept. 29 at MCC-Business & Technology. The summit was a professional development activity offered to MCC faculty by the Title III Institutional FOCUS grant, to support faculty redesign …