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FastTracks program: Another way to remove barriers to a college degree

Students will now find it easier to jump on the FastTracks, and have more paths to take once they’re on board. Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University marked the expansion of the FastTracks program with a signing ceremony Feb. 14 at the Northwest-Kansas City campus in Gladstone. FastTracks aims to provide a speedy, …

Photo gallery: MCC’s Dr. Beatty, Dr. Lee honored as Black Achievers

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and campus president Dr. Tyjaun Lee were among 15 new inductees of the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City. The Black Achievers Class of 2019 was honored at a dinner Jan. 17. Some scenes from the evening (photos by Chris Kelly/MCC): Related: MCC chancellor, campus president to …

MCC chancellor, campus president to be honored as 2019 Black Achievers

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and campus president Dr. Tyjaun Lee have been selected to join the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City. Fifteen new inductees will be honored at a dinner Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The Black Achievers Class of 2019 includes representatives of …

Chancellor Kimberly Beatty honored with award from Urban Ranger Corps

A contingent of Metropolitan Community College employees and students was on hand to watch Chancellor Kimberly Beatty receive a Community Service Award from the Urban Ranger Corps. The group’s annual dinner, Urban Rendezvous X, was Oct. 25 at the College Basketball Experience at Sprint Center. Dr. Beatty was honored for her commitment “to ensure that …

Raising a glass to MCC and Chancellor Beatty at ‘Beer Hour’

Chancellor Kimberly Beatty shared some of her life story and discussed challenges and opportunities at Metropolitan Community College during a recent Facebook Live show produced by The Kansas City Star. The “Beer Hour” series is broadcast live from the Boulevard Brewing Co. Tours & Recreation Center. Kansas City Star education reporter Mara’ Rose Williams hosted …

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. …