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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 …

820 shine at five-campus graduation, many ‘with honors’

Nearly 820 students donned flowy black robes and square-topped hats on May 16 to cross the stage to receive their diplomas at MCC’s district-wide commencement ceremony. Many of those graduating did so with honors. The ceremony, held at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo., marks the second year that students from all five of MCC’s campuses have …

Francis Institute Plants Pinwheels For Child Abuse Prevention Month

Staff and children from the Francis Institute for Child and Youth Development and Acadamía de Niños planted pinwheels in front of the Francis Institute facility to honor children affected by abuse. More than 300 pinwheels were planted in honor of  Childhood Abuse Prevention Month. Here are a few pictures of children planting pinwheels:   According to the …

Student athletes honored at Penn Valley athletic banquet

Tuesday’s Athletic Banquet at MCC-Penn Valley was a great success for the student athletes. Many of the students received awards for both academic and non-academic achievements. Mike Cann: 2012-2013 Member of the National Tournament Team Elite Eight -Team Captain William Louis:Member of the National Tournament Team Elite Eight-Most Improved Erin Jones: Team Division 2, National  Junior …

Scouts & Lady Scouts set for final home game

The Scouts and Lady Scouts made us proud last night with back-to-back blow out games Tuesday . The Lady Scouts beat Cottey Community College 88-47. Check out game highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGgq0E-H00o . Then the Scouts beat Westminster 84-51. Watch game highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cN5D0Av_oc .   There’s one more chance to check out both teams this season. The …

Hardegree named exec. director and dean of Health Science Institute

Lester Hardegree, Ed.D., joined MCC in November as the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute’s first executive director and dean. In this role, Hardegree is responsible for academic oversight of Penn Valley’s health science programs and administrative oversight of the Health Science Institute, providing visionary and tactical leadership for the state-of-the-art facility and its programs. He …

Student Photo Art Exhibit Launches in Penn Valley Education Center

Feast your eyes on captivating artwork from one of MCC-Penn Valley’s talented photography students. The photography exhibition, titled “My Way to Wheeler: Views from a Vision Quest,” features works from our very own Carter Art Center Photography III student, Brian Koch.   An artist reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 15th in the Penn Valley Education Center …