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Congratulations, #MCCGrads2016! (+ photos and video!)

Congratulations and best wishes to our new alumni, all the #MCCGrads2016. MCC’s thanks and appreciation go to everyone who helped pull off a successful commencement ceremony May 12 — as well as everyone at home, school and elsewhere who contributed to each graduate’s success story. More than 900 students from all five MCC campuses walked …

Law school is the dream for new MCC-Penn Valley grad

  One of the members of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley’s graduating class of 2016 has set her sights on law school, but for a moment there, she almost changed her mind. Katie Walker, 23, came to the Kansas City area when her father moved here from Michigan for work. She enrolled at MCC in 2014 …

Northland siblings cross the MCC commencement stage together

Jennifer Briceno was excited to graduate from MCC, an occasion that was doubly special for the Briceno family: She was planning to walk across the graduation stage right after her big brother Ivan. The Bricenos hail from the Northland. Both are graduates of Platte County High School, Ivan in 2009 and Jennifer in 2013. They …

#MCCGrads2016: For Bell family, three kids and three MCC diplomas

The email read: “Thank you to the Longview Administration, Faculty and Staff for being such an important part of our children’s educational journey! We are so grateful for the investment you made in each of their lives.” It was signed “The Bell Family.” After May 12, three Bell children will have walked across the stage …

#MCCGrads2016: With a little help from mom

Kim Phillips gets a little emotional when she talks about her sons. Perfectly understandable, because at the time it’s a few days before Mother’s Day and just a week before her oldest son completes his studies at MCC-Blue River. Zach, 21, is the son about to graduate. “He worked hard,” his mom says. “He strived …

New MCC-Longview grad plans to become a U.S. senator

This year he was Gordon Adolphson, student government president at MCC-Longview. A few years down the road: Gordon Adolphson, U.S. senator? That’s his plan, and if Phase 1 was the two years he served in MCC-Longview’s Student Government Association (first as a senator), Phase 2 will be this summer. The day after picking up his …

Abandoned as a baby, new MCC-Blue River grad has a happy life now

An infant’s cries echoing from a trash can in a public restroom in Nanjing, China, reverberated in a way that can only amaze. That was 1996. Katelynn Corkern, now a 20-year-old MCC-Blue River student, explains her journey to the Kansas City area with smiles and a gracious spirit. Katelynn was just 7 days old when a woman …

#MCCGrads2016: Diverse, awe-inspiring, grateful and hopeful

Metropolitan Community College boasts five campuses with a broad, eclectic and diverse student population, and while every commencement celebration marks the accomplishments of thousands, the stories are too numerous to tell them all. Here, though, is a glimpse of just a few of the triumphs to be shared from MCC’s 2016 commencement: Katelynn Corkern: A …

KSHB-TV’s Cynthia Newsome to be MCC commencement speaker

Cynthia Newsome, midday anchor for “41 Action News” on KSHB-TV and founder of a mentoring program for young people, will be the featured speaker at Metropolitan Community College’s 2016 commencement ceremony. MCC’s commencement for graduates from all five campuses will be held Thursday, May 12, at Municipal Auditorium downtown. “Graduation is a glorious time, and …