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MCC Spring 2015 Dean’s List

Dean's List Honor Roll

Nearly 16 percent of Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City students earned Dean’s List honors from the College during the spring 2015 semester.  To qualify for the honor, a student must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and must maintain a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Depending on their area of study, …

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 …

Early College Academy Students Earn High School Diploma and College Degree in Same Week

Municipal Auditorium

http://www.kmbc.com/news/students-get-high-school-diploma-college-degree-in-same-week/33034410?absolute=true KANSAS CITY, Mo. —More than 900 students received degrees from the Metropolitan Community College system this week, but 50 of them attended their college graduations within two days of their high school graduations. Students from Raytown and Kansas City public schools who took part in the Early College Academy program were able to earn …

Early College Academy graduating class sets new record

Early College 2015 graduating classe

100 Years, 100 Stories 900 plus students will graduate during Metropolitan Community College’s Centennial Commencement ceremony on Thursday night.  Of those students,  39 students will graduate with both two-year college degrees from MCC- Penn Valley and high school diplomas thanks to the Kansas City Public Schools Early College Academy. This program is a partnership between MCC-Penn Valley …

MCC Student Uses Fitness Center to Recover After Stroke

Ashley Boyer, MCC-Maple Woods student, was the victim of a stroke at 18 years old. When she woke up in the hospital, doctors told her it would be unlikely that she was able to walk or talk again. She’s proved them wrong. Boyer began physical therapy and even sought out a place to do extra …

JR Byers – From MCC to Russia

100 Years, 100 Stories As a former corporate trainer and business owner, Byers hit a string of bad luck when the economy began to go south. He had to sell his business and immediately started looking for a way to continue to support himself and his children as a single parent. Byers came to MCC …

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 …

MCC instructor excellence recognized

Excellence in Teaching Award

100 Years, 100 Stories MCCA celebrated esteemed instructors and students at a luncheon on April 8, 2015. MCC is proud to have five instructors, one from each campus, honored with the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The annual award is presented to educators who demonstrate effective teaching and advising, are dedicated in their …

Video: MCC Centennial Celebration sets records

100 Years, 100 Stories Video: A celebration 100 years in the making – the Metropolitan Community College Centennial Celebration – occurred on Saturday, April 18 and set new records for the college in attendance and fundraising. Nearly 800 guests gathered inside the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center and enjoyed an evening filled …

MCC participates in a blueprint for higher education

100 Years, 100 Stories Metropolitan Community College is hosting the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Coordinating Board for Higher Education’s latest strategic planning session at MCC’s Health Science Institute.  The hearing focuses on the state of the health care industry.  Hospital CEO’s, area medical schools as well MCC administrator Dr. Carpenter-Davis are testifying and presenting …