Tag «Student Success»

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, …

Video: Ewing Kauffman-MCC alumnus and Kansas City legend

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Mr. K’s passion for education began early on. His mother put an emphasis on education as she was an educated woman. That emphasis transferred to Mr. K’s love of education and willingness to be an avid reader and always wanting to learn. Wendy Guilles, acting president and CEO of Ewing …

Video: MCC’s community impact

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Metropolitan Community College has been an integral part of the Kansas City community since 1915. Nearly 100 years after its founding, MCC continues to provide a vital and powerful service for the students and the region it serves. Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., (EMSI), is a CareerBuilder company that turns labor …

Video: Rhiannon Ally – MCC to TV news anchor

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Update since the story was first produced.  Rhiannon Ally is an MCC alumna and currently co-anchors KSHB’s NBC Action news at 5 and 10 on the local NBC affiliate.  She is married to her co-anchor Mike Marusarz. Rhiannon Ally is an MCC alumna. For the past few years, she’s been …

Vice Chancellor of Student Success and Engagement Announced

Metropolitan Community College has named Kathrine Swanson, Ed.D., the new vice chancellor for student success and engagement. Swanson comes to MCC from Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania where she has served for the last 10 years as a member of the senior leadership team, most recently as the vice president for student …

Video: Idris Raoufi, MCC alumnus, gives back to KC

Idris Raoufi

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Idris Raoufi, KCMO transportation planner at the engineering firm Wilson and Company, started the Bicycle Collective in 2008 with a group of friends and volunteers. His passions for his professional and personal life have the same people and end game in mind. While his philanthropic work literally puts people on …

2015 Graduates receive a special letter from Congressman Cleaver

100 Years, 100 Stories 2015 Project Success graduates received a special letter from Congressman Cleaver to commemorate the important achievement.   Project Success is a Student Support Services Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. In May of 2015, 34 students graduated from the Project Success program on MCC-Penn Valley’s campus. It gives a …

Video: Karla Vega, MCC student, fulfilling a dream

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Karla Vega is the first member of her family to attend College.  She graduated from the Kansas City Public School district and says she was one of the few students from her high school to continue learning through higher education. ” As a Latina,  the expectation for me to graduate …

Missouri’s community colleges now engage nearly 230 employers across the state

  MISSOURI’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES RELEASE FINDINGS ON EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT May 18, 2015 – Jefferson City, MO Missouri’s twelve community colleges and State Technical College of Missouri recently released an employer engagement whitepaper, highlighting significant accomplishments in education and workforce training programs.  The white paper is available electronically on MCCA’s website. For several years Missouri’s community …

Video: MCC graduates earn prestigious honor

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: Thousands were on hand at the Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium to commemorate and honor the 900 plus Metropolitan Community College students who earned the opportunity to graduate and officially enter the MCC alumni community.  The 2015  Commencement marks an impressive historical milestone for the College.  Students who participated in this year’s …