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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 …

Achelpohl joins MCC Foundation board

Kathy Achelpohl, principal of architecture firm BNIM, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. As the head of BNIM’s higher education sector, Achelpohl has led architecture projects at colleges and universities across the country, including the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the University of California-Los Angeles and UMKC. She also co-led …

MCC mourns the loss of a friend, philanthropist

The MCC community mourns the passing of Marion Bloch, a kind and generous friend to the college and to the Greater Kansas City community. Marion and her husband, H&R Block co-founder Henry Bloch, have long been known for their caring commitment to civic and philanthropic causes around the city. Indeed, the couple has been very kind to MCC. Most recently, Marion and Henry served …

McFadden joins MCC Foundation board

Matthew McFadden, senior vice president-principal and director of corporate services at Zimmer Real Estate Services, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board of directors. Currently a member of Zimmer’s executive management team, McFadden’s 15 years of corporate management and global real estate experience also includes positions at Honeywell International, Inc. and Sprint. He is …

She puts the ‘art’ in ‘industrial arts’: How Jennifer Dec added twinkle to the Five Star Gala in 10 not-so-easy steps

FabLab

The lab is buzzing loudly with the sounds of high-tech machines doing high-tech things. A few students are standing at work tables, heads down and focusing diligently on class projects. We’re in the MCC-Business & Technology FabLab. The ceilings are high and the lights are low, and the smell of chemicals suggests something fancy is …

Shields joins MCC Foundation board

Charlie Shields, chief operating officer of Truman Medical Center Lakewood and a former Missouri state legislator, has joined the board of directors of the MCC Foundation. Shields’ appointment to the Foundation board was approved at the April 18 meeting of the MCC board of trustees. He will serve a three-year term. Shields is an alumnus of …