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MCC soccer recruit becomes a Wolf and a U.S. citizen

Eduardo Alonso underwent two big changes in the same day. First he became a U.S. citizen on May 15. Later that day, he launched his college career by signing a letter of intent to play soccer for Metropolitan Community College. Alonso goes by the nickname “Lalo.” He graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia and …

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 …

Thomas Meyer, Ph.D., appointed president of MCC’s Blue River, Business & Technology campuses

Thomas W. Meyer, Ph.D., has been named president of Metropolitan Community College’s Blue River and Business & Technology campuses. Meyer is coming to Kansas City from Lehigh Carbon Community College in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, where he is vice president for academic services and student development. Meyer’s appointment was approved by the MCC Board of Trustees …

MCC celebrates new cybersecurity lab and the program’s national recognition

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River’s new state-of-the-art cybersecurity lab was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 30. The growing program’s headquarters aims to be “the region’s premier center for information technology and cybersecurity education and training,” MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said at the event. The new 2,000-square-foot lab contains computers, workstations, a 24-person conference table and, …

MCC-Blue River math team wins national problem-solving competition

Mathematics students from the MCC-Blue River campus won the grand prize in a national competition through the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). Joshua Gray, Mikayla Hoyle and Patience Mitchell competed as a team in the first Student Research League. The team was mentored by Sherri Peister, a learning specialist in Blue River’s Academic …

MCC named National Center of Academic Excellence for cybersecurity program

Metropolitan Community College has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense for its cybersecurity program. MCC joins about 200 other U.S. colleges and universities with that top-tier designation, among them just 70 two-year colleges. The Centers of Academic Excellence program is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and …