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MCC-Penn Valley grad first to receive new national award for patient safety

Michael Blomquist, a Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley graduate, is the first recipient of the National Patient Safety Foundation’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Blomquist is currently an educational specialist at the University of Kansas Hospital’s Zamierowski Institute for Experiential Learning. The Institute provides advanced health care education to ensure optimal education and patient outcomes at …

Documentary based on MCC instructor’s exploration of his family’s history to premiere at MCC-Penn Valley Feb. 23

“The family is a person’s first stage of community.” This is the message from Lyle Gibson that resonates in the new documentary film on the history of his multiracial (African-American, American Indian and white) family.  Metropolitan Community College will host the public premiere of “Black Tie White Tie” with two free screenings Feb. 23 on …

Meet the woman behind the voice: MCC’s Millie Edwards Nottingham

She is a familiar face to students on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus, but she is also known nationally for her lovely voice. Now, a recent honor is spreading the word around town to anyone unfamiliar with Millie Edwards Nottingham’s talent. Nottingham, a comprehensive literacy instructor at MCC for 11 years, was recently named …

Hangin’ with an MCC campus president on Presidents’ Day

About 20 elementary students from Kansas City Public Schools spent part of Presidents’ Day — a day off for them — having lunch with an actual president: Dr. Joe Seabrooks, who leads MCC-Penn Valley. Seabrooks worked with Melissa Robinson, a member of the KCPS Board of Directors, to host a group of 7- to 9-year-olds …

MCC employee’s art helps support Books for Vets scholarship

Here’s something to add to your weekend calendar: Michael Bidwell’s art show, 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 13) at Kaizen Fitness Collective, 4247 Walnut St. Bidwell, besides being an artist and photographer, is a student services specialist in the enrollment center at MCC-Penn Valley. He says he’s donating $50 a month to MCC’s Books for Vets …

MCC-Penn Valley welcomes 400 brainiacs to Science Olympiad

Almost 400 students from about 25 public, private and charter schools descended on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus Saturday, Feb. 6, to compete in regional Science Olympiad contests. The 27 teams of students came from schools and districts including North Kansas City Schools, Pembroke Hill, Notre Dame de Sion, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Platte County …

MCC-Business & Technology hosts 1,300 eighth-graders, dozens of counselors for career fair

Race cars, ambulances, tractor-trailers, Harvey-Davidson motorcycles, welding tools and robots. More than 1,300 eighth-graders had access to that and much more during the North Kansas City Career Education Fair Nov. 20 at Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology. “Students have access to so many unique opportunities, and they have to decide early which path they’re interested …

College scholarship fair attracts ‘Infinite Scholars’

Being a scholar takes brains, but it can also take money. MCC-Penn Valley’s Education Center was the site of the Infinite Scholars college fair Oct. 10. The focus of this fair, open to high school students from around Kansas City, was scholarships. Students were instructed to bring multiple copies of their official ACT or SAT …