May 11, 2022 - Metropolitan Community College’s Class of 2022 will be celebrated on Thursday, May 19, at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the commencement ceremony starting at 7. (>>Student guide to MCC commencement)
May 2, 2022 - Karen Curls, criminal justice program coordinator and a longtime faculty member at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, has been recognized nationally as a community college educator who makes a difference in the classroom.
MCC’s new Advanced Technical Skills Institute: ‘Today is a better day’ for students and KC’s urban core
April 8, 2022 - “Oh, this is a joyous day,” proclaimed MCC-Penn Valley President Tyjaun Lee at the official opening of Metropolitan Community College’s Advanced Technical Skills Institute.
As part of Women’s History Month, Metropolitan Community College will be highlighting a few of the many outstanding women leaders in the MCC Community.
MCC-Maple Woods students poke the Bard in a ‘Macbeth’ parody written by instructor Matthew Williamson
February 21, 2022 - Matthew Williamson, an MCC-Maple Woods adjunct theater instructor, had run across a parody of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” but the humor was moldy. So he ended up completely rewriting the script (but with “a healthy dose” of the Bard’s language).
February 16, 2022 - Just as the campuses started filling up with students Feb. 14, Metropolitan Community College launched a free-breakfast pilot program at the Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods and Penn Valley cafés. (The spring semester started Jan. 18 with most in-person classes converted to virtual learning for four weeks due to a surge in cases of the omicron variant.)
January 25, 2022 - The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley is seeking continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and continued full approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon, featuring attorney Ben Crump, raises $130K for scholarships
January 19, 2022 - Two years earlier, an ice storm kept some attendees away. Last year, COVID-19 forced the event to go virtual. This year, the challenge was a variant named omicron.