Skip to main content MCC Crescent Shape Search RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram chevron pointing down

Since the first graduating class in 1915, our alumni have distinguished themselves in many fields.  These are just a few of the many stars launched from MCC during the last century.

2022 MCC Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

Meet Mark Long, 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Metropolitan Community College Foundation

MCC Distinguished Alumni

Paul BerardiKansas City, Missouri fire chief

Jake Blackwood, major league baseball player

Don Blim, M.D., renowned pediatrician

Allen Block, real estate icon

Hal Boyle, Associated Press’ first columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner

Alvin Brooks, community activist

Nancy Bruns, executive director-Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce

Bob Dernier, former major league baseball player

William N. Deramus, III, former president-Kansas City Southern

Carl DiCapo, community leader; restaurateur

Jean Dunn, philanthropist

Marvin Dunn, M.D., former KU Medical Center cardiologist

Rick Easley, former Kansas City, MO police chief

Steve Edwards, president & CEO-Black and Veatch

Denise Farris, founder-Farris Law Firm, LLC

John Fierro, executive director-Mattie Rhodes Center

Tyrone Flowers, founder - Higher M-Pact

Darryl Forté, Kansas City, MO police chief

Jo Anne Gabbert, founder-Gabbert and Associates

Christopher Gentile, president - Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies

William G. Gray, judge

Mamie Hughes, community activist

Terin Humphrey, 2004 Olympic silver medalist

Mary Hunkeler, community volunteer

Sly James, Kansas City, Missouri mayor

Clay Johnson, former NBA player

Ewing Kauffman, entrepreneur and philanthropist

Jack Kilroy, Sr., a founder-Shughart Thomson & Kilroy PC

Bonyen Lee, former KCTV 5 news reporter & anchor

Brian Lincoln, co-founder; CEO-Ultrax Aerospace, Inc.

Mark Long, president & CEO; Newark Zimmer

Matt Mason, United States Navy Seal

Logan Morrison, major league baseball player

Mike Murphy, chief content officer-KCPT

William Nofsinger, former president-Nofsinger, Inc.

Jerry Nolte, Missouri State Representative

Norman Polsky, philanthropist

William Powell, three-time Academy Award nominee

Albert Pujols, major league baseball player

Louis Quijas, president-Datong PLC; former assistant director-FBI

Charlie Shields, president & CEO-Truman Medical Center-Lakewood; former Missouri Senate President

Edgar Snow, writer-Saturday Evening Post

Eric Timpson, Ph.D., Principal Electrical Engineer with Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies

Virgil Thomson, composer, Pulitzer Prize for Music

Henry Wash, founder-High Aspirations, Inc.

Charles Wheeler, M.D., J.D., former Kansas City, MO mayor

Frank White, former baseball player and coach