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2,500+ are candidates for graduation; #MCCGrads2018 ceremony May 17

Metropolitan Community College’s 2018 commencement exercises will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Municipal Auditorium downtown (301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105). More than 900 students are expected to “walk,” and with family and friends on hand, total attendance should exceed 4,000.

This year, more than 2,500 MCC students applied to graduate, a number that includes Fall 2017 grads.

Charlie Shields is CEO of Truman Medical CenterAn MCC alumnus and a graduating student will be the featured speakers:

Charlie Shields is CEO of Truman Medical Centers and president of the Missouri Board of Education. He also is a previous member of the MCC Foundation Board of Directors. Shields served 20 years in the Missouri General Assembly, both in the House of Representatives and the Senate, where he was president pro tem for two years. He is a 1979 graduate of MCC-Longview in Lee’s Summit.

Justin KelleherJustin Kelleher will be graduating with an MCC associate in computer science degree. He is an early college student — three days before MCC commencement, he will graduate from Lee’s Summit North High School. Kelleher is enrolled in the Missouri Innovation Campus, a partnership of MCC, Lee’s Summit R-7 Schools and the University of Central Missouri that includes paid internships at high-tech companies. Kelleher will graduate with his UCM bachelor’s degree two years from now and plans to work in software development.

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Every grad has a story. Here are just a few from MCC’s Class of 2018

More than 2,500 students make up Metropolitan Community College’s Class of 2018. 

Meet some of the grads


#MCCGrads2018 – The List

If you are looking for you name, please note the list is alphabetical, first by campus, then by last name.

Congratulations to you, #MCCGrads2018

We are #MCCProud of you, your accomplishments and wish you the best in your future endeavors!

Last Modified: 5/16/18