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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. …

Photo gallery: Breakfast With the Bigwigs at MCC-Penn Valley

MCC-Penn Valley invited students to a “Breakfast With the Bigwigs,” but they had to do a little work for their doughnuts and fruit. Students were given “stamp cards,” with instructions to seek out at least three College employees, find out a little about them, and ask them to autograph the card. Several Penn Valley employees …

MCC instructor Sam Beckett featured in KCPT ode to backyard baseball

MCC-Penn Valley instructor Sam Beckett’s own field of dreams is featured in a new KCPT online series, “Call of the Sandlot.” It can also be seen on TV, debuting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, on the public television station (Channel 19). In 1998, Beckett and his wife, Ana, turned a kind-of-overgrown “pie-shaped wedge” of …

MCC student goes behind the cameras at 41 Action News

MCC-Penn Valley student John Ross didn’t actually make it on TV during a recent visit to KSHB, Channel 41, but he got pretty close. Ross, 25, spent a day job-shadowing at “41 Action News.” He’s working on his associate in arts degree at MCC now and plans to transfer to UMKC to study broadcast journalism. …

MCC excited for next summer after successful STEM teacher externship

Plans are underway to repeat a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teacher externship model that was launched this summer by the Career Education Consortium (CEC) in conjunction with Metropolitan Community College and Missouri Career Pathways. The teachers were “thrilled” by the opportunity, says Linda Washburn, director of the CEC. “It exceeded their expectations.” The three-day …

Thanks to SkillUP, these Kansas Citians are acquiring job skills at MCC for free

Minutes before entering a classroom at Metropolitan Community College’s Health Science Institute, Katrinia Maldonado admitted to being both excited and anxious. “This is my first time ever being able to attend college,” said Maldonado, who woke up this day “with tears in my eyes” because she’s finally following her dreams. With her new pink-and-white polka-dotted …