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Video: Quentin Savwoir goes from MCC to City Hall

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Quentin Savwoir grew up in Kansas City.  He graduated from the Paseo Academy, which is part of the Kansas City Public School District. Now he works for the city in Mayor Sly James’ office. “My title is Special Assistant for Public Policy. I work in the areas of public health, transportation …

Video: KC Police Chief and MCC alumnus Darryl Forte

Chief Darryl Forte

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Darryl Forte graduated from Metropolitan Community College in 1985. He is now Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte. He’d wanted to become a police officer since he was 12 years old. As a kid he met a police officer at 76th and Monroe in Kansas City. The officer was so nice and spent two hours …

TRiO grant will help MCC students earn a four-year degree

100 Years, 100 Stories A five-year grant from the Federal TRiO Programs is designed to help 250 Metropolitan Community College students a year successfully graduate and go on to earn four-year degrees. Student Support Services is one of eight TRiO initiatives to serve and assist first-generation college students, low-income students and individuals with disabilities. The …

MCC students benefit from KCFD Scholarships

100 Years, 100 Stories The Kansas City Fire Department is giving Metropolitan Community College students a shot at lifesaving careers while the department grapples with a nationwide shortage of paramedics. The department invested $25,000 dollars to educate future KCFD men and women. This summer seven students are the recipients of KCFD scholarships. Chad Wright, MCC’s Clinical Coordinator …

A Gateway to Education for Kansas City Area Veterans

A group of Kansas City colleges and veterans advocates are working together to create an easy gateway to nonprofit education, apprenticeship and entrepreneur opportunities in the Kansas City region. Local stakeholders in the Veterans Learning Hub, as the program is known, came together July 9 on the Penn Valley campus of Metropolitan Community College. Representatives of MCC, …

MCC-Business & Technology’s Susan Blaser joins ‘Inspiring Women in STEM’ honorees

100 Years, 100 Stories Susan Blaser, instructor of the Electric Utility Line Technician Program at MCC-Business & Technology, has been selected as a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 100 Inspiring Women in STEM award. The award is presented to 100 women whose work and achievements not only encourage others in their individual STEM — science, technology, engineering …