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State higher education board green-lights MCC student success program

The state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education along with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have approved Metropolitan Community College’s participation in the Guided Pathways to Success pilot program. MCC is one of just five colleges chosen to implement the initiative. The program focuses on developing clear “degree pathways” designed to keep students on track …

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 …

Video: MCC celebrates 100th birthday with parties on each campus

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, the MCC family celebrated the College’s Centennial on each campus with cake, punch and festivities that included “selfie stations” with props such as party hats. Students, employees and members of the Board of Trustees joined in the revelry. The many birthday cakes were provided by the MCC Foundation. Proclamations …

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 …

Fact sheet: The ‘MoWINs’ job training grants at MCC

When U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez visits MCC’s Business & Technology campus Aug. 18, a stop on his “Shared Prosperity for a Stronger America” tour leading up to Labor Day, there will be a lot of talk about the “Mo” grants. Do you know what the “Man” in the MoManWINs grant stands for? …

Foundation board secretary CiCi Rojas: MCC students’ life experience is ‘part of the value’

100 Years, 100 Stories This is one in a series of stories about the leadership of the Metropolitan Community College Foundation board. MCC Foundation directors serve as ambassadors for the college, advocate in the community on its behalf, and raise money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives. CICI ROJAS, secretary of the Foundation’s …

MCC-Penn Valley awarded $10,000 grant for veterans center improvements

  For the second year, Student Veterans of America (SVA) in partnership with the Home Depot Foundation will fund veterans resource centers on college campuses across the country. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the SVA’s Veterans Center Initiative to fund improvements to the Morale, Wellness and Restoration (MWR) Veterans …