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MCC hosts college and career showcase Oct. 29

Metropolitan Community College is hosting an event next week that will make it easier for prospective and current students to select a career path. The Explore College & Career Showcase will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., on every MCC campus.  Prospective students will learn about MCC’s degree and certificate programs, financial aid and admissions …

MCC awarded $12.2 million to improve student support

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Metropolitan Community College more than $12 million for the five-campus college system to enhance its support of at-risk and underserved students. The grant award is part of the Dept. of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program, which helps postsecondary schools expand their capacity to serve students through improvement and strengthening of academic quality, institutional …

MCC-Penn Valley honored by Guadalupe Centers

MCC-Penn Valley was recognized for contributions to the Kansas City Latino community when the campus received an award from the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. (GCI) in September. GCI honored MCC-Penn Valley with the 2013 Business of the Year award during the organization’s annual Blanco y Negro Awards Gala on Sept. 13 at the Westin Crown Center …

HBCU Experience introduces students to further higher ed opportunities

On Sept. 20, more than 700 high school students attended the third annual HBCU Experience, a premier college transfer and recruitment fair featuring historically black colleges and universities, hosted by MCC-Penn Valley. The event was designed to introduce HBCUs to high school and community college students as a transfer option, according to Joe Seabrooks, Ph.D., president of MCC-Penn Valley. …

Mayor Sly James almost chose a different career, thanks to MCC

When Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James, an alumnus of MCC-Penn Valley, stopped by the campus on Friday, he was nostalgic about his days at the college. “My experience at Penn Valley almost led me to choose a different career path,” James quipped during a tour of the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute. When he attended classes at the campus …

Health Science Institute event to feature national CDC expert

  Next month, the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute will host a national CDC expert at an event co-sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).  Dr. Elizabeth Kenimer Leibach will present Making Healthcare Safer, where she will share with local healthcare professionals her experiences on implementing evidence-based practices to create higher quality in healthcare and laboratory medicine. Leibach is principal officer for …

MCC in the news: Francis Institute director weighs in on universal pre-K

As officials in the Kansas City Missouri School District are considering the benefits and drawbacks of implementing universal pre-kindergarten, one thing is certain: more early-childhood classrooms = more early childhood teachers. And just where and how the district is going to come up with these additional teachers was the subject of a recent Kansas City …

KCPS seniors earn high school, college degrees simultaneously

More than a dozen graduating seniors in the Kansas City Missouri Public Schools each earned a college degree alongside their high school diploma this spring, thanks to a new partnership between the school district and Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley.   The students are part of the Early College Academy, a unique dual enrollment program that, unlike …