Metropolitan Community College - 
Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn 








Graphic Design

Art History

Web Design

Digital Prepress


3201 Southwest Trafficway, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764CAC

Art Dept


MaryBeth Moley Mary Beth Moley
Art Instructor

816-604-4335 • CA205

B.A., M.A.(V.A.E.)

Courses taught:
Art Fundamentals
Basic Drawing I, II, III, IV
Life Drawing I, II, III, IV
Painting I, II, III, IV
Color Theory
Design Foundations
Digital Imaging
Digital Photography

Bernadette TorresBernadette Torres
Art Instructor/Gallery Director

816-604-4326 • CA204



Courses taught:
Sculpture I, II, III, IV
Ceramics I. II, III, IV
Art Fundamentals
Basic Drawing I, II, III, IV

Bernadette Torres grew up in St. Petersburg Florida. She attended the Pinellas County Center for the Arts in St. Petersburg Florida. Bernadette then earned a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City Missouri and earned her BFA.

Five years later she received a full tuition scholarship to the University of Miami in Coral Gables Florida to earn her MFA.

Bernadette has taught at many different venues, including the University of Miami, Gulliver Academy, The Westport School of Art and presently at the Carter Art Center at MCC-Penn Valleyi.

Along with her duties as a full time Art Instructor at the Carter Art Center, Bernadette Torres is also the Gallery Director of the Carter Art Center Gallery.

As a working artist Bernadette has exhibited her art work in many different group shows in Miami and Kansas City and has recently worked on many private commissioned pieces.

Darlene Town Darlene Town -
Art Instructor/Graphic Design Program Coordinator

816-604-4757 • CA206A



Courses taught:         
Design Foundations
Color Theory
Computers in Design I, II
Graphic Design I, II, III
Portfolio—Graphic Design
Web Design
Advanced Web Design
History of Graphic Design

Darlene Town was born in Rochester, NY and raised in the Kansas City area. She taught Commercial Art and Studio Art as an adjunct instructor at Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri) and Longview Community College starting in 2001. She joined Penn Valley full-time fall 2006.

Darlene still freelances from her home studio as a graphic designer, web designer, and illustrator. Prior to teaching she was Advertising Production Director for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram responsible for a staff of Ad Designers, Photographers, Illustrators, and departmental administration. This role came on the heels of ten years working through the ranks at The Kansas City Star in production and advertising design.

Darlene received a BFA in Commercial Art with an emphasis in Illustration at Central Missouri State University, and a MA in Art there as well. She received a MFA in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

As a working studio artist too, Darlene has exhibited her art work in many different group shows in Kansas City and Texas.

You can view her professional work at



Kerri Cole - Intro to Graphic Arts, Computers in Design I & II, Graphic Design I & II

M.A. Marketing, B.F.A. Design
Senior Marketing Coordinator, Burns & McDonnell

Michael Delaney - Advanced Color Correction, Graphic Design File Prep

B.A. - Advertising, University of Kansas.
Works as prepress manager at Henry Wurst, Inc. and has been in the printing/prepress business for 14 years. Has worked with Penn Valley since the inception of the Prepress Certificate Program (no longer offered), and also contributes to the Graphic Design program.

Meghan Nichols - Photography, Digital Photography, Art History

M.A and M.F.A from the University of Iowa in Photography (minor in Design). She also teaches at Johnson County Community College, has taught at the University of Iowa, University of Missouri-Kansas City, The Kansas City Art Institute and Kirkwood Community College (IA).

Matt Shepherd - Computers in Design I & II

BFA - Graphic Design, Central Missouri State University


Kory Twaddle - Survey of Art

BFA in Art, University of Oklahoma
MFA in Studio Art, Maine College of Art

Roberta WagnerArt History

B.A. in Art History from UMKC, M.A. in Art History from UMKC. Works full time at the Spencer Art Reference Library at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art where her official title is Assistant, Public Services.

Jeff Weir - Computers in Design I & II