Tag «MCC in the News»

Dr. Dana Grove named interim president of MCC-Business & Technology

Dr. Dana Grove, most recently president of Morton College in Cicero, Illinois, has been named interim president of the MCC-Business & Technology campus, effective Sept. 8. MCC Chancellor Mark James introduced Grove to faculty and staff at Business & Technology’s fall convocation on Aug. 21. Grove served as president at Morton, a community college in …

Breaking summer boredom on KCTV5’s ‘Better Kansas City’

Lisa Boggess on Better KC

Lisa Boggess from MCC’s Francis Institute was featured on the July 22 edition of the KCTV5 show “Better Kansas City,” with tips on how to beat kids’ summer boredom. Boggess provided fun food ideas. All of these activities can be found on the Francis Institute’s Pinterest board.         Rock Candy Growing your own rock candy …

TRiO grant will help MCC students earn a four-year degree

100 Years, 100 Stories A five-year grant from the Federal TRiO Programs is designed to help 250 Metropolitan Community College students a year successfully graduate and go on to earn four-year degrees. Student Support Services is one of eight TRiO initiatives to serve and assist first-generation college students, low-income students and individuals with disabilities. The …

2015 Graduates receive a special letter from Congressman Cleaver

100 Years, 100 Stories 2015 Project Success graduates received a special letter from Congressman Cleaver to commemorate the important achievement.   Project Success is a Student Support Services Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In May of 2015, 34 students graduated from the Project Success program on MCC-Penn Valley’s campus. It gives a …

Early College Academy Students Earn High School Diploma and College Degree in Same Week

Municipal Auditorium

http://www.kmbc.com/news/students-get-high-school-diploma-college-degree-in-same-week/33034410?absolute=true KANSAS CITY, Mo. —More than 900 students received degrees from the Metropolitan Community College system this week, but 50 of them attended their college graduations within two days of their high school graduations. Students from Raytown and Kansas City public schools who took part in the Early College Academy program were able to earn …

Early College Academy graduating class sets new record

Early College 2015 graduating classe

100 Years, 100 Stories 900 plus students will graduate during Metropolitan Community College’s Centennial Commencement ceremony on Thursday night.  Of those students,  39 students will graduate with both two-year college degrees from MCC- Penn Valley and high school diplomas thanks to the Kansas City Public Schools Early College Academy. This program is a partnership between MCC-Penn Valley …

MCC instructor excellence recognized

Excellence in Teaching Award

100 Years, 100 Stories MCCA celebrated esteemed instructors and students at a luncheon on April 8, 2015. MCC is proud to have five instructors, one from each campus, honored with the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The annual award is presented to educators who demonstrate effective teaching and advising, are dedicated in their …

Video: MCC Centennial Celebration sets records

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: A celebration 100 years in the making – the Metropolitan Community College Centennial Celebration – occurred on Saturday, April 18 and set new records for the college in attendance and fundraising. Nearly 800 guests gathered inside the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center and enjoyed an evening filled …