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MCC student veterans help out at event for homeless vets

Thanks to those from the MCC-Penn Valley Student Veteran Group who volunteered at the Heart of America Stand Down Nov. 4 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The Stand Down is a one-day event offering homeless veterans some of the resources they’ll need to begin rebuilding their lives, including health and medical services, VA …

How did MCC’s campuses end up where they are? Archivist has the answers

Anyone interested in “ancient” history — 1915, for instance, when the school that would become Metropolitan Community College was founded downtown — got what they came for at an Oct. 25 program at MCC-Penn Valley. But MCC archivist Janice Lee’s presentation on the geography of MCC also spent some time on more recent history, including …

MCC-Penn Valley’s Dr. Tony Ross inducted into university’s Hall of Fame

Tony Ross, Ed.D, interim president of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, will be honored Oct. 13 with induction into the Northern Arizona University College of Education’s Hall of Fame. Ross, who joined MCC in August, worked as an administrator at Northern Arizona from 1983 to 1994, first as assistant dean of students, then associate dean, then …

Art show ‘The Sirens of SoMo: The Unexpected’ opens Oct. 7

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Carter Art Center Gallery proudly presents a Fall 2016 exhibit, “The Sirens of SoMo: The Unexpected.” About the exhibit: A montage of street culture photography, paintings depicting female strength, and hand-rubbed collages torn from the pages of National Geographic. Show dates:   Oct. 7-Nov. 11 Location:   MCC-Penn Valley Carter Art …

MCC-Penn Valley instructors are superhuman volunteers

Metropolitan Community College biology instructors by day, superhuman experts by night? In a manner of speaking, yes. Two MCC-Penn Valley instructors have donated hundreds of hours to assist with the “Body Worlds” exhibit at Kansas City’s Union Station. It continues through Oct. 23. MCC’s Steven Lewis and Gene Cota have each completed more than 100 …

Interim president for MCC-Penn Valley named

Dr. Tony Ross, most recently vice president for student affairs at California State University-Los Angeles, has been named interim president of the MCC-Penn Valley campus. Ross is stepping in as Dr. Joe Seabrooks leaves MCC for a community college presidency in Dallas. Seabrooks served as president at MCC-Penn Valley and, before that, at MCC-Blue River. …

Students who need food at home can get help from Scouts’ Cupboard

Dawinderpreet Brar can’t forget a conversation last spring with one of her College 100 students. “Can you help me with this assignment?” he asked. “We talked about this for an hour in class,” she reminded him. “Don’t you remember?” His response was heartbreaking. “No,” he told her. “I was just really hungry and I couldn’t …