Tag «Student Success»

Congressman Cleaver hosts student loan town hall at MCC

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver listened intently to concerns about loan debt as students, former students and concerned community members stepped in front of microphones Aug. 2 at the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Education Center. MCC hosted the town hall, which was organized by the congressman’s office to gather information about the burden of so many …

MCC alumna plays a major role in this summer’s Olympics in Rio

It has been more than 10 years since Terin Humphrey earned her Olympic medals, but she will play a major role in this summer’s Olympic Games for Team USA. The two-silver-medals winner from the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, is on the selection committee for the women’s gymnastics team. She was elected to serve as the athletes’ representative on the …

Join the ‘Good Food Revolution’ and read along with MCC-Longview

  Are you looking for a new book to read? You can join the MCC-Longview community and read Will Allen’s “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities” along with MCC faculty, staff, students and community members . A committee of MCC-Longview faculty chose the book for this year’s campus and community-wide read. The …

MCC’s connection to the KC Animal Health Corridor

The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, anchored by Manhattan, Kansas and Columbia, Missouri, is a 250 mile-long region that represent 56 percent of total worldwide animal health, diagnostics and pet food sales.   The region is now home to more than 300 animal health companies. Recently, Metropolitan Community College has been invited to work with the …

Linscomb scholarships support MCC-Maple Woods students

NeVada Linscomb

100 Years, 100 Stories In August 2012, MCC received a $100,000 pledge payable over a four-year period from the Irven and NeVada Linscomb Foundation to support student scholarships. The gift provides funding for “Linscomb Scholars,” continuing an existing scholarship fund, the Irven E. Linscomb Scholarship Program, that was established by the Linscomb Foundation in 2000 …

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 …