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‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker was an MCC alumnus

After Mort Walker, creator of the iconic “Beetle Bailey” comic strip, died Jan. 27, The Kansas City Star called him a “Mizzou alum.” True. But before Walker attended the University of Missouri, he studied at the Junior College of Kansas City, the institution now known as Metropolitan Community College. Walker, born in El Dorado, Kan., but raised …

From the archives : 1920-Name change to Junior College of Kansas City

100 Years, 100 Stories Metropolitan Community College began as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute and was established by the Kansas City Board of Education on May 29th, 1915 as the first public institution of higher education in Kansas City.  Classes began on September 7, 1915 with 200 students.  In the beginning, the Institute included a junior …