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News for CommunityPresident and CEO of the Urban League of Kansas City Gwendolyn Grant to Present Keynote Address at Park University CommencementTuesday, April 24, 2018Gwendolyn Grant, president and chief executive officer of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, will present the keynote address at her alma mater during Park University’s Kansas City Area Commencement on Saturday, May 12. The ceremony will be held at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut in Independence, Mo., starting at 10 a.m. The event will include 628 Park University ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Press ReleaseFriday, April 20, 2018April 19, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri – United Way of Greater Kansas City today announced two leadership appointments to improve the charity’s marketing impact and sharpen its focus on challenges in health, education and financial stability in the community. Mike Goff has been named Chief Marketing and Philanthropy Officer. Goff, a seasoned leader with more than 30 years of brand ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Good NewsTuesday, April 10, 2018OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 10, 2018) – On April 4, hundreds of local high school students participated in the 2018 Metro Kansas City Model United Nations (MKCMUN) conference held at Johnson County Community College (JCCC). MKCMUN is an organization sponsored and conducted by the JCCC Political Science Department and the JCCC United Nations team. During the conference, student delegates ...read moreCategories: Good News, Press Release, Education, CommunityFriday, April 06, 2018Parkville, Mo.—April 6, 2018 — Park University, which has supported students from around the globe in pursuing their higher education dreams since 1875 from its flagship campus in Parkville, Mo., will open a campus center location in Gilbert, Ariz. The University plans to begin operations for the start of the Fall 2018 semester, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission and the Arizona ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press Release, EducationThursday, April 05, 2018OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 5, 2018) – When mathematicians, statisticians and educators of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) gather for their Kansas section meeting, they usually meet at one of the state’s four-year institutions. This year, however, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) will host the Kansas section meeting of the MAA April 21 to 22 in the Carlsen Center. “This ...read moreCategories: Community, Press ReleaseWednesday, April 04, 2018Child abuse and neglect, family challenges, the need for foster care and more – these are issues that state governments are used to handling. Through their child welfare systems, state agencies handle complex tasks like case management, matching children with appropriate caregivers, and recording notes from therapy sessions, visitations and other meetings. But developing technology that is ...read moreCategories: Human Interest, Good News, Community, Press ReleaseFriday, March 30, 2018OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 30, 2018) – The Model United Nations team from Johnson County Community College (JCCC) received the following awards at the 2018 National Model United Nations conference in recognition of their representation of Tanzania: Overall Distinguished DelegationAn Outstanding Position Paper Award for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons This latest ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press ReleaseWednesday, March 28, 2018OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 28, 2018) – Johnson County Community College (JCCC) has earned a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in recognition of its sustainability achievements. STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. JCCC’s ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press Release