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.
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.
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.
$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.
MCC-Blue River groundbreaking Dec. 2 to mark imminent arrival of CDL, utility lineman, warehousing and OSHA programs in Eastern Jackson County
November 23, 2020 – Metropolitan Community College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 2, for its new MCC-Blue River East building, just east of the main Blue River campus on 78 Highway in Independence.
MCC employees honored for teaching excellence and senior service by Missouri Community College Association
November 13, 2020 – Nine Metropolitan Community College employees were honored Nov. 13 at the Missouri Community College Association's annual convention, which was a virtual event this year. Congratulations to …
Event salutes MCC employee and student military veterans; four new Helms scholarship recipients announced
November 11, 2020 – MCC's employee and student military veterans were celebrated at a virtual program Nov. 10. At the Chancellor's Veterans Day Event the chancellor herself, Dr. Kimberly Beatty, gave the honor of announcing four new winners of the Reggie Helms Memorial Scholarship to her sister Karla Frazier. Their late father, a Vietnam War veteran, is the scholarship's namesake.
October 15, 2020 – What's vying for your attention these days? Your classes. Your job. Family and friends. A deadly virus. The election. Racial injustice. And those are just the big things.
Hard hats on? Shovels ready? MCC-Penn Valley marks start of construction for Engineering Technology building
October 9, 2020 – The VIPs on hand donned hard hats and put their backs into the task of turning over a few shovelfuls of earth. But before the manual labor came the remarks, such as Chancellor Kimberly Beatty declaring that this groundbreaking "marks a new era for Metropolitan Community College."
September 24, 2020 – Metropolitan Community College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 6, for its new Engineering Technology building on the MCC-Penn Valley campus.
September 3, 2020 – Congratulations to the MCC-Blue River "CyberWolves." Our three-student team took first place overall out of 35 teams in the IT Policy Hackathon, part of the 2020 Summer Cyber Games organized by the National Cybersecurity Student Association.
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August 28, 2020 – MCC-Penn Valley's cool new Adult Learner Lounge isn't being enjoyed by students yet, thanks to the pandemic, but it is ready and waiting for them.
August 19, 2020 – "I feel like we're making this a habit. It's a good one," Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said at a ceremony Aug. 12 marking another partnership between MCC and Northwest Missouri State University.
August 12, 2020 – Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City ("MCCKC") takes seriously the privacy and security of its students and employees, and therefore wanted to timely release information regarding a data privacy incident involving name, Social Security number, drivers' license number, medical information and bank account information. Although we are not aware of any misuse of individual information, it is important to us that we provide information regarding this matter.
Community college is ‘the only place I want to work,’ says MCC’s new vice chancellor for instruction
August 5, 2020 - Metropolitan Community College’s new vice chancellor for instruction and chief academic officer landed here from California, but Sue Gochis’ roots run deep in Kansas — and community colleges.
July 22, 2020 - A new scholarship program from the Black & Veatch Foundation will result in $20,000 in tuition and book assistance for four MCC students studying engineering technology — $5,000 each. The scholarships, announced July 16, will help the engineering firm find "tomorrow’s young talent who can help develop innovative solutions in the company’s growing global transmission business."
July 20, 2020 - Metropolitan Community College students were among nearly 13,000 students from 25 community colleges in 10 states who shared "the early impacts" of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Community College Student Engagement conducted the online survey from April 29-June 9.
July 17, 2020 - Metropolitan Community College's associate in arts is already the College's most popular degree option, and a recent revamp should make it even more student-friendly. Following an 18-month process, changes to the A.A. degree were recently approved by the Board of Trustees.
June 26, 2020 - Metropolitan Community College's associate in arts is already the College's most popular degree option, and a recent revamp should make it even more student-friendly. Following an 18-month process, changes to the A.A. degree were recently approved by the Board of Trustees.
June 24, 2020 - Metropolitan Community College's associate in arts is already the College's most popular degree option, and a recent revamp should make it even more student-friendly. Following an 18-month process, changes to the A.A. degree were recently approved by the Board of Trustees.