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Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City presents ‘Sunny Days’ – April 22

The Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City is ready to inspire with a benefit concert this spring. The Chorale, based out of the Metropolitan Communty College-Blue River campus, is pleased to present  “Sunny Days Ahead,” a benefit for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. “Sunny Days” Date and time: Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. Location: Beacon Heights Community of Christ, 19402 …

Student helping plan MCC-Blue River’s All for the Children event

For three years, a Metropolitan Community College student has been taking part in an annual event that aims to prevent child abuse. This year, she has assumed an even bigger role. Emily Vanderpool, an MCC-Blue River student, is not only helping organize this year’s All for the Children event, but she is also being an …

MCC theater students create magic, help Harvesters and explore world of film

It is a theater class that is three in one (Theater  120-Acting I, Theater  121-Elements of Play Production, and Theater 220-Acting II)  at Metropolitan Community College, but the experience is about much more than the action on the classroom stage. It’s also about learning the value of service to the community. Anne Mahoney’s Fall 2016 acting students at …

Northland siblings cross the MCC commencement stage together

Jennifer Briceno was excited to graduate from MCC, an occasion that was doubly special for the Briceno family: She was planning to walk across the graduation stage right after her big brother Ivan. The Bricenos hail from the Northland. Both are graduates of Platte County High School, Ivan in 2009 and Jennifer in 2013. They …

#MCCGrads2016: With a little help from mom

Kim Phillips gets a little emotional when she talks about her sons. Perfectly understandable, because at the time it’s a few days before Mother’s Day and just a week before her oldest son completes his studies at MCC-Blue River. Zach, 21, is the son about to graduate. “He worked hard,” his mom says. “He strived …

Abandoned as a baby, new MCC-Blue River grad has a happy life now

An infant’s cries echoing from a trash can in a public restroom in Nanjing, China, reverberated in a way that can only amaze. That was 1996. Katelynn Corkern, now a 20-year-old MCC-Blue River student, explains her journey to the Kansas City area with smiles and a gracious spirit. Katelynn was just 7 days old when a woman …