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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 …

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. …