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MCC campus honors a ‘full of smiles’ student with a special bench

When Metropolitan Community College-Blue River student John Marrs III died unexpectedly on Dec. 1, 2016, “a lot of people were really devastated, including myself,” remembers his friend Tianalexa Turner. “He was just the nicest kid,” says Turner, who got to know John working on a student TV show at William Chrisman High School in Independence. …

Two MCC students win Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholarships

Two students at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, Joshua Gray and Eli Salazar, have been named 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, an honor that comes with a $1,000 scholarship. Of 200 Coca-Cola scholarships awarded to Phi Theta Kappa members across the country, 25 are specifically for veterans or active members of the military. Gray is …

MCC expert offers tips on how to keep your personal info safe

There’s been explosive growth in the use of digital and internet technologies over the last two decades. Consumers often enter their personal and payment information into websites, apps and other services using numerous devices. Regrettably, consumers and industry sometimes find they’ve traded functionality and convenience for security and privacy. October is National Cyber Security Awareness …