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Kids2College March 20-22 will bring 1,000 sixth-graders to MCC-Penn Valley

Every sixth-grader in Kansas City Public Schools is about to get a taste of college life. About 1,000 KCPS sixth-grade students will visit the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus Tuesday-Thursday, March 20-22, as part of Kids2College, a national initiative to inspire a “college-going culture” among young people. The two-hour visits — either 9-11 a.m. or noon-2 …

MCC biology instructor Terry Davin wins national honor for outstanding faculty

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley biology instructor Terry Davin has been named a recipient of a new national award for outstanding community college faculty members. The Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty awards will be presented in April at the American Association of Community Colleges convention in Dallas. This year 49 faculty members from across the nation …

New program helps students get their academic careers back on track

Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City Public Schools and the Full Employment Council officially launched the Middle College Program on Feb. 9. The new program puts high school dropouts on a path toward a diploma and post-secondary education. The ceremony and press conference at the Student Success Center at MCC-Penn Valley included remarks by MCC Chancellor …

MCC trustees approve half-price tuition for many high school students

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees has approved an MCC tuition rate for high school students that is 50 percent less than standard tuition, effective the 2018-19 school year. The action came at the trustees’ Jan. 18 meeting. The reduced tuition rate applies to students in school districts that have agreements in place with …

MCC offers a full scholarship to man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

Metropolitan Community College has offered a full scholarship to Lamonte McIntyre, the Kansas City, Kan., man who was recently exonerated after being wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years. MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and MCC-Penn Valley President Dr. Tyjaun Lee met McIntyre Dec. 6 at the Urban League of Greater Kansas City’s Difference Maker Awards Luncheon. …

Photo gallery: Breakfast With the Bigwigs at MCC-Penn Valley

MCC-Penn Valley invited students to a “Breakfast With the Bigwigs,” but they had to do a little work for their doughnuts and fruit. Students were given “stamp cards,” with instructions to seek out at least three College employees, find out a little about them, and ask them to autograph the card. Several Penn Valley employees …

MCC instructor Sam Beckett featured in KCPT ode to backyard baseball

MCC-Penn Valley instructor Sam Beckett’s own field of dreams is featured in a new KCPT online series, “Call of the Sandlot.” It can also be seen on TV, debuting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, on the public television station (Channel 19). In 1998, Beckett and his wife, Ana, turned a kind-of-overgrown “pie-shaped wedge” of …