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Photo gallery: First week of MCC fall semester classes

Metropolitan Community College kicked off its 105th academic year on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Here are some first-week scenes from our five campuses. You’ll see lots of smiles, helpful faculty and staff, a book or two, and one gregarious Wolf. Welcome (and welcome back) to MCC! Photos by Clay Bussey, Andrew Ryan and Mary Beth Hope/MCC …

Energy-efficient HVAC chiller earns MCC a $77K rebate from KCP&L

By Mary Beth Hope Metropolitan Community College received a rebate check for $77,663.31 from KCP&L in a ceremony at MCC-Penn Valley on July 9. MCC earned the rebate by installing special energy-efficient equipment and controls on Penn Valley’s chiller, the piece of HVAC machinery responsible for cooling and dehumidifying the air. According to Robert Burkey, director …

MCC alum becomes Maryville University’s youngest African-American grad

Rapulu Okolo continues to flourish after seizing the opportunity to launch her educational and professional dreams at Metropolitan Community College. She attended MCC’s Early College Academy at MCC-Penn Valley while a high school student at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts in Kansas City. She graduated in May 2017, earning both her high school …

MCC-Penn Valley to host Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition on May 15

Business owners from across the Kansas City area will meet at Metropolitan Community College to make connections and display what their companies have to offer. The sixth annual Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition will take place on Wednesday, May 15, in the Physical Education building on the MCC-Penn Valley campus, 3201 Southwest Trafficway. The event runs …

A ‘front and center’ student veteran lands prestigious D.C. internship

When it comes to serving her country and community, few do it with more passion than Metropolitan Community College’s Yara Morgan. Now the MCC-Penn Valley student is being rewarded for it. Morgan has won a prestigious summer internship with the Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative in Washington, D.C., which helps veterans face the challenges of …