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
Computers in Design I
Digital Photography

Bernadette TorresBernadette Torres
Art Instructor/Gallery Director

816-604-4326 • CA204

MCC Faculty Profile page: [click here]

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

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

MCC Faculty Profile page: [click here]

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. Other training includes Zenger-Miller certification (2000) with which she helped facilitate the Leadership/ Management Development modules for supervisory and managerial staff at the Fort Worth Star Telegram in Texas.

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


Teresa Campbell
Digital Prepress Certification Coordinator
816-604-4636 • 206A

Bachelor of Science, Graphic Arts Technology Management, May 1992
Associate of Science, Graphic Arts Technology 1991, Central Missouri State University

Courses taught: Orientation to Graphic Communications, Digital Prepress Internship

Kerri Cole - Computers in Design I & II

M.A. Marketing, B.F.A. Design
Studio Artist, Burns & McDonnel

Alana DeForest - Adv. Digital Prepress-Variable Data

AA-MCC Penn Valley 1997

Michael Delaney - Advanced Digital Prepress

B.A. - Advertising, University of Kansas, December 1993.
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 program, and has seen it evolve immeasurably in those years.

Luis Garcia - Design Foundations

MFA - Miami International University of Art & Design, Graphic Design, 2010
BFA - Kansas City Art Institute, Design & Sculpture, 2004

Gayle Goudy - Design Foundations, Art History

PhD/Doctor of Philosophy - University of Oregon, Art History, 2010
BFA - University of Kansas, Industrial Design, 2000

Michael Greenwald - Advanced Digital Prepress

BA - Journalism Truman State

Jalia Henderson - Survey of Art

BA - English
Teaching certificate - MO
15 years as a Docent - Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
10 years - Consolidated School Distr. #1
12 years - MCC - Penn Valley and Blue River campuses.

Courses taught: Art Survey, Art History II

Anthony High - Art Fundamentals, Printmaking, Drawing

B.A. - Art Education Lincoln University,   M.A. - UMKC

Barry Kennedy - Art and Fashion Departments

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Kansas City Art Institute
Masters (MS) Degree, Rhode Island School of Design
State of Missouri Art Teaching Certificate (Life Certification K-12)
Design and Layout Editor NKC-NEA monthly newsletter (1986- to present).
Professional Artist - Mid America Regional Show Nelson Atkins Gallery, Plaza Art Show. Designer: Digital Textile Designs,Design Illustrations for children's books.

Bob Morris - Silk Screen Printing I, II, III, Design Foundations, Art Fundamentals

B.F.A.E., Kansas City Art Institute - Graphic Design
M.F.A., University of Kansas - Design.
Bob retired as Director of the Graphic Design Program at Penn Valley, but still teaches part time. He teaches Art Fundamentals, Basic Drawing, Fashion Illustration, Graphic Design, Cartooning, Calligraphy, and Screen Printing. Bob has also worked as a Graphic Designer in the U.S. Air Force and at several art departments in the Kansas City area.

Jessica Manco - Color Theory, Painting/Drawing, Art Fundamentals

M.A.T. - University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Mo.
M.F.A. - Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, G.T.O. Mexico.
B.F.A. - The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
You can view her professional work at

Meghan Nichols - Photography

Meghan holds an 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).

Jean Roberts - Computers in Design I & II, Digital Photography


Ryan Sullivan - Computers in Design I, Graphic Design I, II, III

M.S. - Mass Communication/Media Management, Oklahoma State University, 2004
B.S. - Marketing/Advertising, Oklahoma State University, 1999

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 recieved in 1997, and an M.A. in Art History from UMKC received in 2001. Works full time at the Spencer Art Reference Library at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art where her official title is Assistant, Public Services.