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MCC scholarship honors fallen hero, alumnus

100 Years, 100 Stories A Kearney, MO, native and Navy SEAL’s name lives on through a scholarship for Metropolitan Community College students. In remembrance of athlete and national hero Matt Mason, the MCC Foundation, along with Matt’s friends and family, established a scholarship to be awarded to future baseball players who exhibit the navy SEAL’s …

A+ Funding Will Continue to Provide for Future MCC Students

The A+ program received backing from lawmakers that positions the program to continue to help MCC students fund their education at community colleges in the future. Governor  Jay Nixon signed the budget bill on May 8, 2015 that added two million dollars into the fund for the 2016 budget. Allocation for the A+ program is …

Jalil Muhammad – Current student and Kauffman Scholar

100 Years, 100 Stories Jalil Muhammad was a Kauffman Scholar at Missouri State University and experienced a difficult time, forcing a difficult decision to move back home to Kansas City. Fortunately, Muhammad understood the value of education and realized the confidence the Kauffman Foundation had in his ability to succeed and chose to enroll at …

MLK Chancellor’s Scholarship Winner: Queen Wilkes

100 Years, 100 Stories Queen Wilkes was the inaugural winner of the MLK Chancellor’s Scholarship. This scholarship was established to recognize an MCC student that portrayed leadership potential and community service involvement. The award also was intended to place a special focus on students from under-represented populations.  Wilkes was selected as the scholarship winner by …

Community College in the News

Community Colleges across the country are receiving attention after the White House unveiled  America’s College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for responsible students. Below is a link the White House provided to further explain the plan. White House fact sheet MCC Chancellor Mark James says he is glad to be a part of the national …

Excelsior Springs Man Covers A+ Funding Shortfall for MCC Students

MCC is proud to have community support that believes in the value of education. Missouri’s Department of Higher Education announced that students who participate in Missouri’s A+ Scholarship Program will receive tuition reimbursement for all but one credit hour for the Spring 2015 semester in December of  2014 .  Since the state’s A+ funds fell …

Missouri’s A+ Scholarship funding situation improves

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Popular program will cover tuition for all but one credit hour Students who participate in Missouri’s A+ Scholarship Program will receive tuition reimbursement for all but one credit hour for the Spring 2015 semester, the Department of Higher Education announced December 22, 2014 . Chancellor Mark James has been working with lawmakers since he was …

MCC honors LINCWorks graduates

On Dec. 5, friends and family braved the winter weather to celebrate the graduation of MCC’s LINCWorks scholars at the Penn Valley campus.  Since last spring, 50 students have received GEDs and career training through the LINCWorks scholarship program.  At the graduation ceremony, GEDs were conferred, as well as certifications in such courses as certified …