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Video: Dr. Kimberly Beatty, new MCC chancellor, shares her story

Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Metropolitan Community College’s new chancellor, shared her story and the values she will bring to the community in an interview during her welcome reception on June 19. As MCC chancellor, Dr. Beatty said, “I commit to you today, by partnering with the executive team, faculty and staff, MCC will be a place …

Video: MCC welcomes new chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty

In case you were not able to attend Metropolitan Community College’s reception for Chancellor Kimberly Beatty at the historic Union Station last month, we wanted to share video highlights from the event. Dr. Beatty wants to extend her gratitude for such a warm welcome. The institution’s eighth chancellor joins MCC from Houston Community College, where …

State higher education board green-lights MCC student success program

The state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education along with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have approved Metropolitan Community College’s participation in the Guided Pathways to Success pilot program. MCC is one of just five colleges chosen to implement the initiative. The program focuses on developing clear “degree pathways” designed to keep students on track …

MCC hosts regional higher-ed Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion

It was a full house for the annual Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion for Under-represented Populations, hosted by Metropolitan Community College. More than 200 participants from  MCC and the surrounding academic community shared in the experience Sept. 16. The event was held on the MCC-Penn Valley campus, with opening remarks by MCC Chancellor Mark James. …

MCC hosts ‘The Juncture,’ a symposium for women in higher education

The definition of juncture is a joint or connection between two things. This idea was the theme behind a program designed to give women employed at Metropolitan Community College a chance to focus on professional development, fellowship and networking opportunities within higher education. The Oct. 16 symposium also addressed the needs of changing demographics among …

Video interview with MCC Chancellor Mark James on ‘What’s Up Kansas City’

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Chancellor Mark James talks to the web series “What’s Up Kansas City” about the importance of community colleges along with the history, current challenges and goals  for Metropolitan Community College. “What’s Up Kansas City” was launched in July 2012.  The Internet-based company was created to facilitate honest and constructive conversations concerning …

Metropolitan Community College and Missouri State work together to make transfers easy for students

Metropolitan Community College and Missouri State University announced the signing of a new articulation agreement. The arrangement between MCC and the public university system located in Springfield, Missouri  is designed to provide a smooth transition for students who will transfer from MCC to Missouri State. The new transfer agreements focus on the areas of Art, Communication Studies, …

MCC Chancellor Mark James is thrilled with new legislation that will provide building upgrades for the College

Metropolitan Community College will receive $4  million after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a package of bills for roughly 300 million dollars in bonds to repair and renovate buildings across the Missouri. Chancellor Mark James has been working alongside community college and  university leaders for the past two years to bring these important funding issues …

A+ Funding Will Continue to Provide for Future MCC Students

The A+ program received backing from lawmakers that positions the program to continue to help MCC students fund their education at community colleges in the future. Governor  Jay Nixon signed the budget bill on May 8, 2015 that added two million dollars into the fund for the 2016 budget. Allocation for the A+ program is …

MCC Foundation honors Shields, Kennel Club, Kopecky, Weaver

The Metropolitan Community College Foundation and Alumni Association honored several special MCC supporters at the 2012 MCC Gratitude Reception on Thursday, Nov. 8. Chancellor Mark James and MCC-Maple Woods president Merna Saliman presented the 2012 Outstanding Community Supporter Award to the Heart of America Kennel Club for the club’s support of the Maple Woods veterinary technology program. In addition …