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50th Anniversary Celebration

The year 1969 was one for the history books! Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. Television audiences were introduced to “Sesame Street.” The first message was sent over ARPANET, a precursor to today's internet. And Metropolitan Community College's Longview, Maple Woods and Penn Valley campuses were established in the Kansas City area. To commemorate and celebrate this 50th anniversary milestone, the three campuses will hold special events throughout the school year.

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50th Anniversary Events


August 19-Kick-off with Faculty and Staff

August 22-Kick-off with Students, BBQ with the President

August 22-Celebrate the 60’s with Tie Dye

October 17-23-Showcase of Faculty/Staff Scholarship and Creative Work

October 24-November 16 - Exhibition of Visual Artifacts

December 5-Alumni Recognition and Reception

December 6-Holiday Reception (including retirees)

Also, for the 50 Service Projects initiative, MCC-Longview students and employees will volunteer their time around the community.

MCC-Maple Woods

August 20-21 – “Ask me” stations to inform students about the Celebration

August 22– Welcome back BBQ, 50th Anniversary Sweets

August 28– Involvement Fair

August 30 – “Wear MCC Colors” day - hashtag student contest 

September 30 – Ribbon Cutting for Student Center   

October 5 – Participate in Gladstone’s Gladfest

October 24-25  Haunted Barn with a 1960s horror movie theme

October TBD  Trunk or Treat 

November 13-16 – Storytelling event – Feature four national story tellers to celebrate 20th anniversary of storytelling 

December TBD – Holiday Reception (including retirees) 

There will also be a hashtag contest among student leaders throughout the year. 

MCC-Penn Valley

August 19 – Campus in-service, kick-off with faculty and staff   

August 20 – “Cakin’ with the Big Wigs” – kick-off with students

August 27 – “Cakin’ with the Big Wigs” – kick-off with students at HSI

August 20-23  Welcome tables during the first week of classes 

October 4 – First Fridays Art Showcase 

November 1 – First Fridays Art Showcase 

December 6 – First Fridays Art Showcase 

December TBD – Holiday Party (including retirees) 

Last Modified: 9/24/19