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Metropolitan Community College’s story from the beginning….

100 Years, 100 Stories Celebrating 100 years: 1915-2015 In the spring of 1915, a representative of the University of Missouri was invited to introduce a two year college plan in Kansas City. The Kansas City school board seized the opportunity to experiment with innovations in post-secondary education. The board’s action was in response to a …

MCC Recognizes Gene Sands for his Dedication and Service

At the December 11th Board of Trustees meeting Gene Sands of Davis, Sands & Collins, P.C was recognized and thanked for his dedicated and distinguished service to Metropolitan Community College and the Board of Trustees. Sands, who has served as MCC’s general counsel since 1974, is retiring. The Board of Trustees approved a Commendation Resolution to congratulate …

Shipman and Westerhaus join the MCC Foundation Board of Directors

  Jamison Shipman, Partner at Lathrop & Gage, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Shipman has significant experience in rendering tax advice with respect to structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions.  He has worked with Lathrop & Gage since 2003. Shipman was selected as one of the  Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising …

Welcome Mark Larrabee to the MCC Foundation board of directors

The MCC Foundation and the and Alumni Association welcomes Mark R.  Larrabee to the board of directors   Mark R. Larrabee has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Larrabee has been president and CEO for Arvest Bank in Kansas City since 2009,  when Arvest acquired Harrington Bank. He has held leadership positions …

Dunn, Ellis, Bassham, Bloch, Illig to lead MCC Works campaign

Five local civic leaders — Terry Dunn, Frank Ellis, Terry Bassham, Mary Bloch and Cliff Illig — have signed on to serve as co-chairs for a campaign that will help fundamentally transform Kansas City’s largest institution of higher education, Metropolitan Community College. Funding from the campaign, called MCC Works, will support a re-tooling of the …

Four local business leaders join MCC Foundation board

The Metropolitan Community College Foundation on Thursday welcomed four new members to its board of directors: Rafael I. Garcia, Michael L. Roane, Don Sipes and Michele L. Watley. Rafael Garcia, an MCC alumnus, is owner, president, founding principal and principal of design at Garcia Architecture, LLC. In addition to leading the award-winning firm, Garcia is …

Saying goodbye to a generous supporter of MCC

Metropolitan Community College joins others across Greater Kansas City in mourning the passing of philanthropist and business leader R. Crosby Kemper, Jr. Mr. Kemper, who formerly led UMB Financial Corp., was a beloved supporter of a number of Kansas City causes and institutions, including MCC and the MCC Foundation. In 2001, Mr. Kemper, an ardent …

Maxfield joins MCC Foundation board

Josh Maxfield, assistant general counsel at Garmin International, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Maxfield has worked in the legal department at Garmin for seven years, including the last two and a half years as assistant general counsel. For four years, he worked overseas, most recently in Switzerland. Before Garmin, Maxfield worked as …

MCC Foundation receives history-making $1.5M gift

The Metropolitan Community College Foundation has received a contribution valued at just over $1.5 million, the largest individual-donor gift in the Foundation’s history, from the estate of John Robert and Anna Jeanne Neeland. John and Anna Neeland, who both passed away in 2012 at the age of 92, were married 67 years. As part of …