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MCC-Penn Valley presents Jazz Ensembles & Guests, March 27

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley invites the MCC family and the general public to hear its outstanding music students. About 20 students and faculty will perform in jazz ensembles on Monday, March 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Phoenix, 302 W 8th St., Kansas City. Featured will be familiar standards and the campus’ big band, combo …

MCC-Penn Valley hosts hundreds of Science Olympiad competitors

More than 300 students from 24 schools took part in the regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, March 4, at MCC-Penn Valley. The 28 teams of competitors came from schools and districts including North Kansas City Schools, Park Hill School District, Blue Springs School District, Excelsior Springs School District, Pembroke Hill School, Notre Dame de Sion …

KCPS sixth-graders check out college life at MCC

Kansas City Public Schools sixth-graders from 19 schools recently turned into college students, at least for a couple of hours. About 900 students were expected on the MCC-Penn Valley and MCC-Business & Technology campuses Feb. 28 and March 1. The groups were split into morning and afternoon sessions both days. Kids2College is a national initiative …

MCC works to prepare students for future success with new Transfer Advising Center

Update: Photo gallery from Feb. 8 grand opening event for MCC-Penn Valley’s Transfer Advising Center: Thanks to all who joined us and our special gratitude to our transfer partners: University of Missouri – Kansas City Northwest Missouri State University Central Methodist University Columbia College DeVry Avila University Cleveland University Grand Canyon University Susan Freeze – Graceland …

MCC students and employees donate toys for community children

Surprise gifts will be waiting for children who will visit their families at the Jackson County Detention Center this holiday season thanks to students and employees at MCC-Penn Valley. For the past 11 years, the Criminal Justice Association has collected toys to donate during the holiday season. They are able to give between 100 to …

MCC students get warm, handmade gifts

Some MCC students and their families will receive an extra-warm holiday gift basket this year thanks to donations from several groups. Large boxes of handmade knitted and crocheted blankets, scarves, hats and gloves were delivered to the MCC-Penn Valley campus recently. Included in that delivery were backpacks full of school supplies. “We already have families …

At MCC employee event, Fox 4’s Kathy Quinn surprises an ‘everyday hero’

Fox 4’s Kathy Quinn, the keynote speaker at MCC’s 2016 employee in-service Nov. 22, knows how to wrap up with a bang: She started waving around $100 bills,  a TV photographer appeared — and then someone in the audience was called up to receive the cash. The in-service was also notable for Chancellor Mark James’ …

Three days of Chipotle will benefit MCC-Penn Valley students

If you’re a fan of the food at Chipotle, here are three dates to put on your calendar:  Nov. 28 and 29 and Dec. 14. On those three days from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Chipotle Mexican Grill at 1713 W. 39th St. will contribute to three good causes at MCC-Penn Valley. But you’ve …

My Brother’s Keeper conference draws young men from KC, KCK schools

Anyone looking for a theme at the Am I My Brother’s Keeper conference Nov. 11 at MCC-Penn Valley just had to remember the name of the event: How exactly do you have your brother’s back? First, though, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver stopped by to tell a couple of stories and possibly break some news. On …

MCC student veterans help out at event for homeless vets

Thanks to those from the MCC-Penn Valley Student Veteran Group who volunteered at the Heart of America Stand Down Nov. 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The Stand Down is a one-day event offering homeless veterans some of the resources they’ll need to begin rebuilding their lives, including health and medical services, VA …