Tag «MCC-Penn Valley»

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 …

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 …