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#MCCGrads2017: MCC-Blue River soccer player graduates with a 4.0

New Metropolitan Community College-Blue River grad Amber Krumm recently received a top honor from the National Junior College Athletic Association, but it requires a bit of explaining. Until recently, a community college student athlete who’d earned a perfect 4.0 GPA after at least three semesters would receive the NJCAA’s Pinnacle Award. Under the previous guidelines, …

#MCCGrads2017: Early college graduates continue to inspire

Metropolitan Community College is experiencing ongoing success with its early college programs, with expanded growth in the number of graduates completing each year. Seventy-six high school seniors, from four MCC campuses, earned their associate degrees in 2017. That is up from 61 in 2016. MCC’s early college programs are an opportunity for students to get …

Photo gallery (now with 65+ pictures): #MCCGrads2017 commencement

Congratulations to MCC’s Class of 2017! Here are some photos from commencement on May 17. (Photos by Matt Scharhag, Tim Engle, Nancy McCallum, Christina Medina, Sharon Pyant, Jessica Ramirez, Ernie Webb III and Jordan Williams) [ Click here for pictures that night from social media ] Click any image to see it bigger.  First up, …

MCC Class of 2017 by campus and degree

Some numbers and other facts about Metropolitan Community College’s Class of 2017: This year, 2,575 MCC students applied to graduate, a number that includes Fall 2016 grads as well as students planning to complete studies in Spring and Summer 2017. The Class of 2017 is Metropolitan Community College’s 102nd graduating class. MCC conferred a variety …

#MCCGrads2017, congrats on a job well done (with social media posts)

It was a night of selfies, funny-looking hats, cheers and shout-outs, pomp and circumstance. It was, of course, graduation. MCC’s commencement celebration for its 102nd graduating class, May 17 at Municipal Auditorium, was also the last one to be presided over by Mark James, the College’s chancellor since 2010. That fact made the night “a …

#MCCGrads2017: Hero to a little boy and a two-time MCC grad

David Valdez is famous on the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus for designing a device that allowed a little boy born without a left hand to ride a bike for the first time. Actually, his fame goes beyond the campus — that feel-good story made headlines locally and even around the country. “I’m extremely …

#MCCGrads2017: Occupational therapy student cited for his compassion

Ask anyone who taught or worked with Metropolitan Community College student Dustin Weedman and the kudos range from “outstanding” to “super.” Those who have encountered the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program student as he wraps us his final semester at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. …

#MCCGrads2017: Atomic success for a homegrown soda company

A Metropolitan Community College-Blue River graduate is blasting off into the next stage of his life with exciting news about a company he and several of his fellow students launched a year ago. We first caught up with Mark Driscoll and friends last fall, when a buzz was generating about their fledging soda company, Atomic …