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New MCC scholarship honors the legacy of A.J. Slater

The love and support that A.J. Slater gave students at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River will carry on after his death, thanks to a new MCC scholarship. The A.J. Slater Memorial Scholarship Fund will recognize student advocates of the LGBTQ+ community and honor the legacy of Slater, Blue River’s Campus Life & Leadership coordinator for 11 …

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 …

Photo gallery: MCC-Blue River campus celebrates its 20th birthday

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River’s 20th birthday party was just like any other, complete with cake, balloons and singing. New MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty was on hand Aug. 29 at the Campus Center to lead students and employees in two renditions of “Happy Birthday”: the traditional one and the chorus of the Stevie Wonder version. Check …

MCC-Blue River opens its new Enrollment Center

Students heading back to class this fall will notice some renovations at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River. On June 13, the campus held a ribbon-cutting to debut its newly dubbed Enrollment Center. The Enrollment Center is an area where several student services offices are located, such as academic and financial aid advising, student records and student …

#MCCGrads2017: MCC-Blue River soccer player graduates with a 4.0

New Metropolitan Community College-Blue River grad Amber Krumm recently received a top honor from the National Junior College Athletic Association, but it requires a bit of explaining. Until recently, a community college student athlete who’d earned a perfect 4.0 GPA after at least three semesters would receive the NJCAA’s Pinnacle Award. Under the previous guidelines, …

Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City shines brightly for charity concert

To say one of Metropolitan Community College’s featured cultural arts ensembles was wowed by the response at a spring fundraiser would be an understatement. The Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City, based at the MCC-Blue River campus, presented its concert “Sunny Days Ahead,” a┬ábenefit for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, in April. It was standing room only with …

French police tour MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute

French police traveling in the United States stopped by Metropolitan Community College-Blue River to talk with instructors at the Public Safety Institute. Rusty Sullivan, director of the PSI, says three officers from the French Municipale Police toured the campus May 17. “Police and military officers from around the world often stop by the PSI for …