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MCC's 2022 commencement Thursday, May 19, at Cable Dahmer Arena; 2,100+ will graduate

May 11, 2022 - Metropolitan Community College’s Class of 2022 will be celebrated on Thursday, May 19, at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the commencement ceremony starting at 7. (>>Student guide to MCC commencement)

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‘Innovative’ MCC-Penn Valley faculty member Karen Curls receives national honor for teaching

May 2, 2022 - Karen Curls, criminal justice program coordinator and a longtime faculty member at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, has been recognized nationally as a community college educator who makes a difference in the classroom.

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MCC’s new Advanced Technical Skills Institute: ‘Today is a better day’ for students and KC’s urban core

April 8, 2022 - “Oh, this is a joyous day,” proclaimed MCC-Penn Valley President Tyjaun Lee at the official opening of Metropolitan Community College’s Advanced Technical Skills Institute.

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MCC Salutes these phenomenal women

As part of Women’s History Month, Metropolitan Community College will be highlighting a few of the many outstanding women leaders in the MCC Community.

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MCC-Maple Woods students poke the Bard in a ‘Macbeth’ parody written by instructor Matthew Williamson

February 21, 2022 - Matthew Williamson, an MCC-Maple Woods adjunct theater instructor, had run across a parody of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” but the humor was moldy. So he ended up completely rewriting the script (but with “a healthy dose” of the Bard’s language).

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You had me at ‘free’: Pilot program serves up free breakfast to all MCC students this semester

February 16, 2022 - Just as the campuses started filling up with students Feb. 14, Metropolitan Community College launched a free-breakfast pilot program at the Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods and Penn Valley cafés. (The spring semester started Jan. 18 with most in-person classes converted to virtual learning for four weeks due to a surge in cases of the omicron variant.)

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Metropolitan Community College seeks continuing accreditation for its ADN nursing program

January 25, 2022 - The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley is seeking continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and continued full approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

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Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon, featuring attorney Ben Crump, raises $130K for scholarships

January 19, 2022 - Two years earlier, an ice storm kept some attendees away. Last year, COVID-19 forced the event to go virtual. This year, the challenge was a variant named omicron.

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