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All for the Children family fun and resource fair April 8 at MCC-Blue River

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River’s All for the Children family fun and resource fair, an event designed to celebrate childhood, will be Saturday, April 8, at the campus in Independence. The sixth annual fair, which runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m., will feature all kinds of free, fun activities — including an egg hunt and the …

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 …

MCC-Blue River student named Missouri’s No. 1 in national scholarship contest

Aubrey Kent, a student at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River in Independence, has been named a 2016 New Century Scholar by earning the top Missouri score in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. The honor comes with a $2,000 scholarship, which will be presented to Kent on April 12 in Chicago at the American Association …

Why is Highway 78 looking so good? Thank MCC-Blue River’s Student Ambassadors

MCC-Blue River’s 11 Student Ambassadors are each required to do six hours of community service per semester, but in honor of Metropolitan Community College’s recent 100th anniversary, the students decided to go big: As a group, they’re volunteering 100 hours of service. One very visible project the Student Ambassadors have undertaken is cleaning a one-mile …

Thanks to everyone who supported MCC-Blue River’s All for the Children

THANK YOU! The bunny hopped off into the sunset to rest up for Easter, after his big day at MCC-Blue River’s “All For the Children” on March 19. What a great success it was. We can’t say enough about the generosity and effort that went into supporting this event to celebrate children. We had student, staff, …