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MCC-Longview president shares his thoughts on helping students

MCC-Longview President Dr. Kirk Nooks joined a national conversation about youthful community college presidents and chancellors. Nooks, part of Generation X, was one of four officials interviewed in a recent article in Community College Daily, an online publication of the American Association of Community Colleges. Nooks talked about his sense of urgency. Being in Generation X “gives me a …

Join the ‘Good Food Revolution’ and read along with MCC-Longview

  Are you looking for a new book to read? You can join the MCC-Longview community and read Will Allen’s “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities” along with MCC faculty, staff, students and community members . A committee of MCC-Longview faculty chose the book for this year’s campus and community-wide read. The …

It’s National Data Privacy Day

Have you checked your privacy settings lately?  That’s always a really good question to ask yourself, but especially so today.  Today, January 28th, is National Data Privacy Day.  It is a good time to ensure you are taking the best steps to keep your personal information safe. This marks what is now an annual event …

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 …

Linscomb scholarships support MCC-Maple Woods students

NeVada Linscomb

100 Years, 100 Stories In August 2012, MCC received a $100,000 pledge payable over a four-year period from the Irven and NeVada Linscomb Foundation to support student scholarships. The gift provides funding for “Linscomb Scholars,” continuing an existing scholarship fund, the Irven E. Linscomb Scholarship Program, that was established by the Linscomb Foundation in 2000 …

Foundation board secretary CiCi Rojas: MCC students’ life experience is ‘part of the value’

100 Years, 100 Stories This is one in a series of stories about the leadership of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board. MCC Foundation directors serve as ambassadors for the college, advocate in the community on its behalf, and raise money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives. CICI ROJAS, secretary of the Foundation’s …

MCC-Penn Valley awarded $10,000 grant for veterans center improvements

  For the second year, Student Veterans of America (SVA) in partnership with the Home Depot Foundation will fund veterans resource centers on college campuses across the country. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the SVA’s Veterans Center Initiative to fund improvements to the Morale, Wellness and Restoration (MWR) Veterans …