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#MCCProud of the 2017 MCC-Maple Woods Scholar Bowl winners

How smart are they? Smart enough to answer tough questions ranging from quantum physics to pop culture and anything in between. Who are they? They are winning teams of students who competed in the annual Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Scholar Bowl on Tuesday, March 7. 19 Kansas City metro area high schools squared off in what’s …

Random Acts of Kindness squad surprises MCC-Maple Woods students

It’s a lovely thing to be on the receiving end of kindness, and students at Metropolitan Community College had a nice surprise in store when a team of kindness-bearers beamed their goodness on the MCC-Maple Woods campus Feb. 17. The kindness recipients soon realized the folks from the Primrose Retirement Community of Kansas City, North, were a …

They wrote the book on the early history of MCC-Maple Woods

You have to really like the place you work to write a book about it, especially if you’ve already retired from that place. John Leheney and Chris Yannitelli, longtime counselors at the MCC-Maple Woods campus, came up with the idea over lunch several years ago. “He said, ‘I think we should write about Maple Woods, …

Scholarship spotlight: Heart of America Kennel Club vet tech scholarship

The Heart of America Kennel Club awards two $1,500 scholarships a year to MCC-Maple Woods veterinary technology students, but that’s not the only way the club is supporting the MCC program. For about five years, students and faculty have staffed a two-day microchip clinic at the club’s all-breed dog show held each March at Hale …

MCC students spark more RideKC routes in the Northland

MCC students are using the new student benefit called U-Pass so much that the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority expanded bus service in the Northland. Starting this school year, all credit students enrolled at one of the five Metropolitan Community College campuses can use their student ID as a free RideKC bus pass. The U-Pass …

Story time! MCC’s annual Storytelling Celebration is Nov. 2-5 around KC

The Kansas City Storytelling Celebration, hosted by Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, launches its 17th season with something for everyone. Anecdotes, myths, legends and lessons will honor the timeless tradition of tale weaving with events held at more than 100 sites across the Kansas City metro area. This year’s celebration runs from Nov. 2 to Nov. …

MCC-Maple Woods student honored as Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholar

They are called Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, and Metropolitan Community College is proud to have another student receive the title. Jennifer Elpert, a second-year student at MCC-Maple Woods, says she was “incredibly excited” to learn of the award. The North Kansas City High school graduate will complete her MCC associate degree in biology in …

Cowboy-Up! Triathlon Aug. 7 raises money for MCC’s Matt Mason scholarship

The annual Matt Mason Memorial Cowboy-Up! Triathlon — Sunday, Aug. 7 — is a living tribute to the fallen Navy SEAL and MCC alumnus. But the event also honors and celebrates the lives of all “who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.” The fifth annual triathlon gets underway at 7 a.m. at Crow’s …

MCC-Maple Woods student is an entrepreneur at 19 (and a magician)

If you need your computer fixed, MCC student Montana Miller is your guy. If you need to book a magic show, Miller is your guy for that, too. These days, however, he’s really too busy to spend a lot of time on sleight-of-hand and mind-reading. After all, he has his own business — Montechna, a …