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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 …

MCC-Penn Valley’s SGA advisor honored for her ‘genuine support’ of students

Other than clapping for advisors and students at other colleges, Shelby Coxon wasn’t expecting any excitement at the awards banquet she attended Oct. 6. Coxon, two Metropolitan Community College colleagues and eight students were attending the  National Association for Campus Activities Central Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas. And then the emcee declared that Coxon had been …

Artists experiment with tabletop tableaus in Carter Art Center show ‘A Periodic Table’ at MCC-Penn Valley

The Carter Art Center at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley is pleased to present “A Periodic Table: Imagined Spaces,” a group exhibition guest-curated by MCC-Penn Valley alumnus Marcus Cain and organized in conjunction with the citywide Open Spaces arts festival Aug. 25-Oct. 28. “A Periodic Table,” on display Oct. 5-Nov. 29, features new and recent works …

Retired MCC instructor’s unusual honor: A plant named after him

You’ve heard of flowery resumes. But how about a resume that includes the honor of having a flowering plant named after you? Dr. David Belt, a retired Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley biology instructor, can now claim a tropical plant as his namesake. Its official, scientific moniker: Anthurium davidbeltianum Croat. Anthurium is a large genus of flowering …

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 …