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MCC forum for diverse business owners makes hundreds of successful connections

More than 50 companies and organizations made connections with more than 150 diverse business owners at Metropolitan Community College during its annual procurement event. On Tuesday, March 14, the Human Resource and Purchasing Department of MCC, in partnership with DST, Hallmark, JE Dunn, Kiewit, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas City Power and Light …

MCC makes connections at forum for diverse business owners

2017 marks the fifth year Metropolitan Community College is hosting an event that helps the Kansas City area community grow stronger, as it provides a unique opportunity for local businesses and organizations to make diverse connections. On Tuesday, March 14, the Human Resource and Purchasing Department of Metropolitan Community College, in partnership with DST, Hallmark, …

MCC-Penn Valley Carter Art Center Gallery presents ‘Kin Killin’ Kin’

MCC-Penn Valley Carter Art Center Gallery is presenting a special show that has headlined premier locations around the country. “Kin Killin’ Kin,” James Pate’s traveling art exhibition, includes 13 charcoal drawings and one oil painting on Plexiglas. The pieces, which depict critical issues currently facing our community, will be on display from Monday, Jan. 23, …

MCC-Penn Valley student Chebet Buckner wins Chancellor’s MLK Scholarship

Chebet Buckner, a “wonderfully impassioned” and “highly gifted” early college student, is the 2017 recipient of the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. Buckner, who just turned 18, was presented with the scholarship at a luncheon Jan. 20 at MCC-Penn Valley. She will graduate from MCC and Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in May. The Early …

MCC promotes professional development for women in higher education

More than 100 women at Metropolitan Community College participated in an interactive program aimed to address the needs of changing demographics among college students and diverse communities by having discussions on professional growth and networking. This is the second year MCC’s office of inclusion and engagement hosted The Juncture. The annual symposium offered a day filled …

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. …

Photo gallery: Diversity supplier expo at MCC-Business & Technology

Thanks to everyone who participated! It was a successful day with strong turnout. Here are some pictures from the event. (Photos by Ernie Webb and Chris Kelly) The third annual “Relationships to Partnerships” Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition brought together minority- and women-owned businesses to showcase their products and services. The event was May 18 at …

New MCC group keeps its eye on risk management and compliance issues

As part of Metropolitan Community College’s ongoing effort to enrich management of risks and meet its various federal, state and other regulatory requirements, a district-wide risk management and compliance advisory committee was established in July 2015. The committee, made up of college administrators and staff with expertise in specific areas, meets to identify risk and compliance …

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 …

MLK Chancellor’s Scholarship Winner: Queen Wilkes

100 Years, 100 Stories Queen Wilkes was the inaugural winner of the MLK Chancellor’s Scholarship. This scholarship was established to recognize an MCC student that portrayed leadership potential and community service involvement. The award also was intended to place a special focus on students from under-represented populations.  Wilkes was selected as the scholarship winner by …