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MCC instructor to read from his book of poetry

MCC-Blue River English instructor BJ Soloy will read from and sign his new book of poetry, “Our Pornography and Other Disaster Songs,” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 4-6 p.m. at Blue River’s Education Center 110. “I’ve been writing poetry for years and publishing poems for over a decade,” Soloy says. “A group of them started …

Meet MCC’s new full-time faculty members, Part 1

Profiles of new full-time Metropolitan Community College faculty, Fall 2019, Part 1 Look for Parts 2, 3 and 4 in the weeks ahead. Cindy Maxey-Droege English instructor, MCC-Penn Valley Why she wanted to work at MCC: “It’s diverse and cutting edge.” Experience: She taught for 10 years at Moberly Area Community College. Education: B.A. in …

Brian Hurley, MCC cybersecurity coordinator, wins national faculty award

Metropolitan Community College instructor Brian Hurley is one of 22 honorees nationwide to receive the 2019 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award from the American Association of Community Colleges. Hurley is cybersecurity program coordinator and a computer science and information systems (CSIS) instructor at MCC-Blue River in Independence. He became an MCC faculty member in …

Mark Johnson teaches more than classroom lessons

100 Years, 100 Stories MCC-Longview alumnus and adjunct business instructor Mark Johnson seems to be a living, breathing example of larger than life. The tall man with a booming voice easily commands his classroom, but that should be natural to a man who led Green Berets units in Special Operations. Johnson’s service included more than …

Snell honored for 5 years of service to Missouri Stream Team

As drought conditions worsen for many states, efforts to preserve and improve local water systems have ramped up, including work by the Missouri Stream Team – a group made up largely of volunteers who monitor and work to improve or protect Missouri’s 100,000 miles of waterways. Ken Snell, a biology instructor at Metropolitan Community College …

Celebrate First Friday at MCC Faculty Art Show

MCC Faculty will showcase some of their best work at this year’s Faculty Art Show. The exhibit kicks off Friday, September 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Carter Art Center Gallery. For more information, go to http://www.mcckc.edu/pennvalley/art/  

Five MCC instructors receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to five outstanding MCC faculty members who have been honored with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The honorees are: Lynn Canaday of MCC-Blue River Linda Bell of MCC-Penn Valley Andrea Vorwark of MCC-Maple Woods John Church of MCC-Longview Kimball Marsh of MCC-Business & Technology The award, which was presented by the Missouri Community College Association …