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Unmotivated student found his calling in an MCC class. Now he'll speak at commencement May 13

April 13, 2021 – "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" may be a common theme for commencement speakers, but Chance Walker, 24, has lived it.

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Voters in three Kansas City area school districts vote to join Metropolitan Community College district

April 7, 2021 – Voters in three area K-12 school districts approved joining the Metropolitan Community College district in elections Tuesday, April 6.

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Easter Bunny, free stuff for kids Saturday, March 27, at MCC-Blue River drive-through event

March 12, 2021 – Everyone is invited to come by the Metropolitan Community College-Blue River campus on Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. to noon, for the fun-filled All for the Children healthy families event. Admission is free. The MCC-Blue River campus is at 20301 E. 78 Highway, Independence.

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MCC among nine colleges nationwide honored with supplier diversity award

March 10, 2021 – Metropolitan Community College has been honored with the 2021 Jesse L. Moore Supplier Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. MCC was one of nine colleges and universities nationwide to receive the inaugural honor.

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MCC, Donnelly College launch new pathway to bachelor's degree

March 1, 2021 – Metropolitan Community College and Donnelly College signed an agreement Feb. 25 launching an Associate to Bachelor's Completion (ABC) program.

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MCC conference March 10 will fund scholarships for women entering male-dominated fields

February 24, 2021 – In celebration of Women's History Month, the Metropolitan Community College Foundation and Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion are hosting a women's personal and professional development conference Wednesday, March 10, from noon to 5 p.m. The event, "She Is: A Woman in Action," will be held virtually and raises funds for women entering male-dominated career programs at MCC.

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New MCC tuition model, effective Fall 2021, will eliminate most course and program fees

February 23, 2021 – Metropolitan Community College's Board of Trustees has approved a new tuition model that will eliminate most course fees and reduce the cost of some workforce programs, including nursing and utility lineman.

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Starlight Theatre will be venue for MCC commencement May 13

February 14, 2021 – Metropolitan Community College's 2021 commencement ceremony will be outdoors at Starlight Theatre, with plenty of room for participating grads and faculty to spread out.

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MCC, Smithfield Foods announce maintenance mechanic apprenticeship program

February 9, 2021 – Metropolitan Community College is partnering with Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, to launch a U.S. Department of Labor-registered maintenance mechanic apprenticeship program.

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MCC’s 2021 MLK luncheon raises $110K for scholarships; speaker says our individual choices can ‘break down inequality’

January 20, 2021 – A little more than a week after a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol, and a few days before the inauguration of President Joe Biden, Nikole Hannah-Jones reflected on where America stood.

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MCC announces Dean’s List for Fall 2020 semester

January 11, 2021 – Metropolitan Community College has released the Dean's List for the Fall 2020 semester. The 2,865 students who received Dean's List recognition earned a GPA of at least 3.5 while being enrolled in six or more credit hours.

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A message from MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty: Jan. 6 attack on U.S. Capitol a dark chapter for our nation

Like so many of you, I was shocked and dismayed by the violent events that transpired in our nation’s capital on Wednesday, Jan 6. Never did I think we would witness our elected representatives, and those sworn to protect them, under assault as they carried out a process fundamental to the continuation of our great democracy.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones of New York Times’ 1619 Project to speak at MCC’s virtual MLK event on Jan. 15

January 6, 2021 – Nikole Hannah-Jones, who spearheaded a New York Times examination of how slavery shaped our nation, will be the keynote speaker at the 2021 Metropolitan Community College Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon.

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$5 million Sunderland Foundation gift to support three major construction projects at Metropolitan Community College

January 5, 2021 – The Board of Trustees of the Overland Park, Kansas-based Sunderland Foundation has approved a $5 million grant to the Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Foundation. The gift, the largest ever received by the MCC Foundation, will support the construction of three transformative educational buildings at MCC.

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