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Young students working to be college-bound will be honored

Each spring, High Aspirations Inc. has a celebratory breakfast banquet to honor and recognize young men who have made great strides over the past year. Mentors, participants, their families and guests come together to share in the accomplishments in the following areas: academic achievement, attendance and participation in High Aspirations activities, and relationship building with their mentors …

MCC-Penn Valley Coach Betty Lennox is Examiner’s Woman of the Year

Not just a Woman of Distinction, but also Woman of the Year. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley women’s basketball Coach Betty Lennox can add both those titles to an already impressive list of achievements. Lennox was named the Woman of the Year at the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards luncheon March 24 in Independence. The event, held …

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 …