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MCC-Penn Valley PTK member elected to international post

It’s an historic occasion for Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley: A member of the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society has been elected an international officer. Carol Comer, who’s studying business administration,  was elected vice president of Division III at this year’s PTK Catalyst convention, which was held recently in Kansas City. Comer is …

1,000-plus sixth-graders visit MCC for Kids2College

Over three days recently, the average age of students at one Metropolitan Community College campus dropped by several years: Every sixth-grader in Kansas City Public Schools attended college for a couple of hours thanks to a program called Kids2College. The idea behind national initiative Kids2College is to inspire a “college-going culture” at a young age, …

Kids2College March 20-22 will bring 1,000 sixth-graders to MCC-Penn Valley

Every sixth-grader in Kansas City Public Schools is about to get a taste of college life. About 1,000 KCPS sixth-grade students will visit the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus Tuesday-Thursday, March 20-22, as part of Kids2College, a national initiative to inspire a “college-going culture” among young people. The two-hour visits — either 9-11 a.m. or noon-2 …

MCC biology instructor Terry Davin wins national honor for outstanding faculty

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley biology instructor Terry Davin has been named a recipient of a new national award for outstanding community college faculty members. The Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty awards will be presented in April at the American Association of Community Colleges convention in Dallas. This year 49 faculty members from across the nation …

New program helps students get their academic careers back on track

Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City Public Schools and the Full Employment Council officially launched the Middle College Program on Feb. 9. The new program puts high school dropouts on a path toward a diploma and post-secondary education. The ceremony and press conference at the Student Success Center at MCC-Penn Valley included remarks by MCC Chancellor …

MCC trustees approve half-price tuition for many high school students

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees has approved an MCC tuition rate for high school students that is 50 percent less than standard tuition, effective the 2018-19 school year. The action came at the trustees’ Jan. 18 meeting. The reduced tuition rate applies to students in school districts that have agreements in place with …

MCC offers a full scholarship to man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

Metropolitan Community College has offered a full scholarship to Lamonte McIntyre, the Kansas City, Kan., man who was recently exonerated after being wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years. MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and MCC-Penn Valley President Dr. Tyjaun Lee met McIntyre Dec. 6 at the Urban League of Greater Kansas City’s Difference Maker Awards Luncheon. …