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MCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapters Awarded at MO Regional Conference

MCC was well represented at the Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ) Chapter March 14, 2015 at the Missouri Regional conference in Branson, Mo.  Phi Theta Kappa is an academic honor society for two-year institutions. There are 25 chapters in Missouri and MCC campuses account for four of them. MCC-Penn Valley houses the Upsilon Kappa chapter.   …

MLK Chancellor’s Scholarship Winner: Queen Wilkes

100 Years, 100 Stories Queen Wilkes was the inaugural winner of the MLK Chancellor’s Scholarship. This scholarship was established to recognize an MCC student that portrayed leadership potential and community service involvement. The award also was intended to place a special focus on students from under-represented populations.  Wilkes was selected as the scholarship winner by …

Video: Famous author’s parents taught at MCC

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Before Gillian Flynn became an author of three novels, including the New York Times bestseller “Gone Girl”, she grew up in Kansas City. Both of her parents worked at Metropolitan Community College. The blockbuster novel was adapted into a big screen thriller starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. The story …

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 …