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Photo gallery: Kids2College opens students’ eyes to a college education

College isn’t something many sixth-graders think about. But that may have changed for sixth-graders in Kansas City Public Schools. Metropolitan Community College hosted the sixth annual Kids2College program March 5-6 on the Penn Valley campus. It’s designed to open the eyes of local sixth-graders and expand their dreams about the future. There were morning and …

Project Success students celebrate National TRIO Day

Students in MCC-Penn Valley’s Project Success program celebrated National TRIO Day on Saturday, Feb. 23, with activities including a potluck lunch and a canned food drive to help others in the community. The eight Federal TRIO Programs, grants administered by the U.S. Department of Education, include an initiative called Student Support Services. TRIO’s mission is …

1,200 sixth-graders coming to MCC-Penn Valley for Kids2College

Kids2College at Metropolitan Community College’s Penn Valley campus hopes to open the eyes and expand the dreams of local sixth-graders. Every Kansas City Public Schools sixth-grader will visit MCC-Penn Valley between Monday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 6, to take part in the sixth annual program. The program is designed to show kids that a …

MCC Early College Academy robot team advances to state finals

Innovation, creativity and a competitive spirit paid off for MCC-Penn Valley’s Early College Academy robot team. The team name is the Algorhythms, and it beat 34 high school teams Feb. 9 at Blue Springs High School in the Western Missouri Conference Championship of FIRST Tech Challenge. The win qualifies the team for the Missouri state …

Gifted MCC singer lends voice to North American musical premiere

You may not know her, but you will likely recognize her voice. Millie Edwards Nottingham is the reading coordinator at MCC-Penn Valley. She is also an accomplished singer who routinely lends her voice to Metropolitan Community College events. And in March, she will take the stage with Kantorei KC and a jazz combo from UMKC …

New art show at MCC-Penn Valley promises to pique the senses

By Mary Beth Hope Carter Art Center at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley will open a nontraditional show of original art, “Colla Voce: Follow the Solo Voice,” 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. In addition to painting and sculpture, the show will include a performance artist and a spoken-word artist. Featured artists Maria Vasquez Boyd, painting; Kathryne …

Middle College grads seize the chance to complete their education

They dropped out for a variety of reasons but they all returned because of the same idea. They wanted to complete their high school education and improve their lives. On Dec. 11, 2018, the latest graduates from the Middle College program — a partnership of Kansas City Public Schools, Metropolitan Community College and Full Employment …

MCC art instructor blooms larger than life on Crossroads billboards

It’s unlikely you’ll ever see Bernadette Torres without a flower in her hair. But now, if you drive by a pair of billboards on Southwest Boulevard, you’ll discover a self-portrait of the Metropolitan Community College art instructor with bouquets of flowers in her hair and seemingly flying out of it. Torres, also director of MCC-Penn …

Missouri freshman legislators tour MCC’s Health Science Institute

It was Metropolitan Community College’s time to shine in front of a group of state lawmakers. Freshman Missouri legislators stopped by MCC-Penn Valley’s Health Science Institute Dec. 5 as part of a day of tours coordinated by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. The MCC stop was intended to showcase the value of an …