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Video: From MCC to MIT – A student’s inspiring story

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Cynthia Odu graduated from Kansas City Public School’s Lincoln College Preparatory Academy with a high school diploma. Days later she accepted her associate’s degree from Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley as part of the Early College Academy.   The program is a partnership between MCC–Penn Valley and the Kansas City Public Schools. …

MCC celebrates 900 new graduates

Airhorns sounded. Caps flew. A crowd of more than 5,000 erupted into a celebratory roar that filled Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium. Metropolitan Community College’s third annual five-campus graduation was a resounding success for the 900+ students who moved their tassels and headed off into the night as graduates. MCC Chancellor Mark James offered his congratulations …

College Connections Center (C3) coming in June

This summer, the Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) will be opening the College Connections Center (C3) at the MCC-Penn Valley campus.  C3 is a no-cost service for Kansas City metro area students transitioning from high school to college. When most high school students graduate, they have every intention of attending college.  But something happens between …

Five MCC instructors receive Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to five outstanding MCC instructors who have received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  The honorees included: Becky Schuering, mathematics instructor, MCC-Blue River David Grady, machine tool instructor, MCC-Business & Technology Rory Perrodin, automotive technology instructor, MCC-Longview Dr. Chris Morrow, veterinary technology instructor, MCC-Maple Woods Greg Sanford, history instructor, MCC-Penn Valley The award, …

On the Road to Cultural Competency Event

The Kansas City Cultural Competency Initiative (KCCCI) is hosting their first annual conference on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the MCC-Penn Valley Education Center: On the Road to Cultural Competency 2014 Impacting Individual and Organizational Change 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This daylong event will focus on the importance and inclusion of diversity, and will …

Saying goodbye to a generous supporter of MCC

Metropolitan Community College joins others across Greater Kansas City in mourning the passing of philanthropist and business leader R. Crosby Kemper, Jr. Mr. Kemper, who formerly led UMB Financial Corp., was a beloved supporter of a number of Kansas City causes and institutions, including MCC and the MCC Foundation. In 2001, Mr. Kemper, an ardent …

Realizing a dream: an alumna success story

Ever since she was a little girl, Eve McGee wanted to be a social worker. She wanted to help people and solve problems. Her parents, though, weren’t wild about the idea; they were concerned that Eve would be linked to a stereotype that attributes social workers to the unjust removal of children from their homes. …

MCC honors LINCWorks graduates

On Dec. 5, friends and family braved the winter weather to celebrate the graduation of MCC’s LINCWorks scholars at the Penn Valley campus.  Since last spring, 50 students have received GEDs and career training through the LINCWorks scholarship program.  At the graduation ceremony, GEDs were conferred, as well as certifications in such courses as certified …

On Veterans’ Day, a salute to those who have served

A Veterans’ Day greeting from MCC Chancellor Mark James: Today, Veterans’ Day, is a time for all of us at MCC to stand up and salute the women and men who serve and have served our country, risking their lives to protect the freedom that characterizes our great nation. We appreciate the selflessness of these …