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Welcome to the KCKCC President’s Blog

Welcome to my Blog!  Each day at Kansas City Kansas Community College is full of exciting events and conversations with people on and off campus. To help capture some of this excitement, our incredible IT and website team has created this blog so I can post updates to help keep our incredible #BlueDevils faculty and…

2019 Community College National Legislative Summit

This year, KCKCC Board of Trustees members Dr. Ray Daniels, Dr. Janice McIntyre and Sheriff Don Ash, KCKCC Student Senate representative, Mr. Manny Paredes and I attended the summit held in Washington DC. The conference portion of the summit was filled with informative sessions discussing the complexity of the policy landscape faced by institutions across the country, and…

T-BONES PARTNER WITH KCKCC TO HONOR TEACHERS

T-BONES PARTNER WITH KCKCC TO HONOR TEACHERS FREE Tickets for Educators and Staff in 2019 KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones and Kansas City Kansas Community College are proud to announce a season-long partnership to embrace education for 2019 honoring our community’s education professionals. The T-Bones along with our great local partner KCKCC are…

Connecting the “Dottes”

Strong partnerships provide great opportunity for KCKCC students and the entire region! Amazon Educational Program: Through the continuous effort of Tami Bartunek and others, this last week KCKCC took a significant step in creating a partnership with Amazon’s Fulfillment Center, MKC6, to be the educational institution of choice to offer college classes at the Amazon…

Great Discussion with Representative Davids

On Friday, January 18, I had the pleasure to meet and speak with our newest Congressperson, Representative Sharice Davids. As Representative Davids came to speak at the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce Congressional Forum, I had the opportunity to visit with her prior to taking the podium. What is typically a 1-2 minute conversation, Representative Davids…

KCKCC Launches New Electronic Suggestion Box

Since launching the new KCKCC Suggestion Box at Convocation, we have received nearly two dozen suggestions! This is outstanding and I love to see the ideas rolling in. Often, suggestion boxes are used for people to complain and not provide such constructive criticism. I am very pleased, and honestly not surprised, that all suggestions we have received have been very constructive and…

New Year – New Adventures

Welcome 2019! It’s a new year, sure to be filled with new adventures! 2018 was a good year for KCKCC with several faculty, staff and students receiving awards and special recognition. And, the College is creating and improving relationships with businesses and community organizations throughout Wyandotte County, KC Metro, Leavenworth and surrounding counties and with…

KCKCC’s The Standard Release First Studio Album

KCKCC’s top vocal ensemble, The Standard, can add another accomplishment to their ever-growing list – recording artists! The ensemble launched its first album “Feelin’ Good” in December, featuring music the group has performed at national venues including those in Minneapolis, Minn.; New Orleans, La. and Dallas, Texas. Entitled, “Feelin’ Good,” the 11-track album features songs…

Thank you for wonderful holiday party and president’s open house!

Dear faculty, staff and community members, Thank you for a terrific first holiday party and open house! To everyone who helped set up and decorate, everything looked beautiful. I am grateful for all your efforts and wish I would have taken more pictures of the different setups throughout the room; especially the Santa Claus and gifts and the Christmas tree in…

Three KCKCC Employees Receive KC Metro Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Shawn Derritt, Dean of Student Services; Michael Cozart, TRIO Student Support Services; and D.C. Broil, Director of the KCKCC Forensic Laboratory! These three incredible people have been selected to be inducted into the Black Achiever Society of Greater Kansas City. The mission of the Black Achievers Society is to actively respond to the…