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MCCA Rally Day 2015

Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Rally Day 2015 was successful for the Metropolitan Community College students. Thirty-five students from campuses across the College were able to attend and discuss important matters, including A+ funding with their state legislators.  KCTV5’s Bonyen Lee followed the story which aired February 25. Students were able to speak to Senator Ryan …

From the archives: Scouts win 1966 championship

100 Years, 100 Stories This story was originally published in the Kansas City Star. The story featured Coach Fred Pohlman (MCC-Penn Valley’s gymnasium namesake) reflecting on the NJCAA Division II tournament win. ————————————————————————————————- Underdog Penn Valley turns out to be giant Paul Coro, The Kansas City Star, March 25, 1996, C3   Coach Fred Pohlman …

Behind the hospital curtains: MCC-Health Science Institute’s Virtual Hospital

100 Years, 100 Stories Simulation education was first introduced to the MCC-Penn Valley nursing program in 2006.  MCC-Penn Valley was awarded $800,000+ to purchase human patient simulators with the OneKC WIRED grant, quickly changing the design and instructional delivery of the nursing and EMS curriculum. Sandy McIlnay, Director of Health Sciences and Virtual Hospital visionary, …

Students from 129 different countries choose an MCC education

100 Years, 100 Stories Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is a great place to get an education and Kansas City is an exciting place to live and study. So students from all over the world move to Kansas City and take classes in our community. Each semester, approximately 200 international students from more than 50 countries are …

Two MCC Students Received a Presidential Surprise

Two students were invited by the White House to hear President Barack Obama speak in Lawrence on Thursday, Jan. 22 at the University of Kansas’ Anschutz Sports Pavilion. The MCC students were invited to hear more about the President’s discussion regarding the importance of community college and his plans to make higher education more affordable …

Former MCC student Tyrone Flowers M-Pacts KC’s youth

100 Years, 100 Stories Tyrone Flowers, JD is the founder of Higher M-Pact, Inc., a non-profit organization whose focus is to mentor, develop and restore hope in the lives of high-risk, Kansas City urban youth. Flowers’ story began at a young age. Flowers had a difficult childhood, to say the least. At the age of …

Metropolitan Community College’s story from the beginning….

100 Years, 100 Stories Celebrating 100 years: 1915-2015 In the spring of 1915, a representative of the University of Missouri was invited to introduce a two year college plan in Kansas City. The Kansas City school board seized the opportunity to experiment with innovations in post-secondary education. The board’s action was in response to a …