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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 …

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, …