MCCA This Week: July 31, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
July 31, 2020

Hi there! Remember us? We’ve been a bit distracted staring at our day planner wondering how it’s July 31 And speaking of planners — remember last month when we said this month we’d let you know about MCCA2020? Unfortunately, we’re still working through things (thanks a lot, Covid!), but the announcement will be well worth the wait. Promise! Next week we’ll have breakout sessions on the website for your viewing pleasure.

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Monday Funday

Are you ready for this?

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MCCA This Week: June 26, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
June 26, 2020

Nice to see you again!

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Today, we commemorate Juneteenth

What will you do?

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MCCA This Week: June 12, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
June 12, 2020

This month did not begin how we may have envisioned. Protestors across the country have taken to the streets in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. America is mourning. Our institutions have the opportunity to lead. For Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, Dr. Brandon C. M. Allen makes four recommendations higher education should consider enacting.

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MCCA This Week: May 29, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
May 29, 2020

...and that’s a wrap on May 2020. (Where did it go?) Now we transition to online summer classes, summer orientation programs, and retention/recruitment for fall.

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MCCA This Week: May 22, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
May 22, 2020

Happy Friday! We've got the top down and the windows up as we cruise into the weekend for the unofficial start of summer. Speaking of which, for the first time in 20 years, AAA did not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast, but the Missouri State Highway Patrol is expecting an increase in traffic.

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MCCA This Week: May 15, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
May 15, 2020

Hello again! Can you believe we're halfway through May? Time sure is flying by. Speaking of time – what's your favorite song with it included in the title? Tell us here. We're partial to:

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MCCA This Week: May 8, 2020

 
 
 

This Week
May 8, 2020

Hi everyone. A lot to cover today, but first – do you enjoy the MCCA This Week newsletter? Answering YES or NO helps us make strategic improvements.

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MCCA This Week: May 1

 
 
 

This Week
May 1, 2020

Happy May Day! The traditional celebration of spring may be just what communities across Missouri need after months of physical distancing measures and home quarantining due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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MCCA This Week: April 24

April 24, 2020

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Annual Phi Theta Kappa Celebration Goes Virtual

For the first time, the annual MCCA Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society celebration went virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has shifted classes online. Even though the Wednesday, April 22 in-person gathering was canceled, the moment was no less momentous with remarks Mun Y. Choi, President, University of Missouri System and Interim Chancellor, University of Missouri, the event sponsor, and Dr. Raymond Cummiskey, President of Jefferson College, served as the keynote.

Dr. Cummiskey is one of 10 retiring college presidents and chancellors recently recognized with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. These awards are given to retiring college presidents who have shown strong support of student success on their campus by recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students over the course of their career. Recipients are nominated by the students on their campus.

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MCCA This Week: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020

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Williams appointed as deputy director and general counsel

Williams appointed as deputy director and general counsel

Jordan L. Williams, an experienced attorney who has held roles in local, state, and federal government, has been named deputy director and general counsel, President and CEO Brian Millner announced today. Williams was selected for the role following a statewide search.

“MCCA is lucky to have someone with Jordan’s experience and expertise,” said Millner. “As a small association it’s vital to have a team of utility players who can successfully fulfill different roles as the needs of the association shift. Having a detail-oriented project manager who can also assist MCCA in staying on top of legal and legislative matters as they arise, Jordan will be a huge asset to our team.”

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Missouri Community Colleges Receive Major Competitive Grant to Expand Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships

Jefferson City, MO — The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that Missouri will receive substantial grant funding for the Missouri Apprenticeships in Manufacturing Program (MoAMP), a statewide initiative to improve the ability to deliver innovative pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training programs. Participants will learn skills and earn credentials, or degrees, that will lead to high-demand entry- and middle-skills occupations in the advanced manufacturing industry.

The nine-member consortium of Missouri’s community colleges and State Technical College of Missouri, and private-sector partner, National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), will target three career pathways of occupations within advanced manufacturing: automation and systems, logistics, and production and maintenance.

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air and you know what that means — spring cleaning! Time to roll up your sleeves and tackle those projects that you put off, including cleaning and updating your MCCA member profile.

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Celebrate Mother Earth

Earth Day

Today is the day we celebrate Mother Earth. While Earth Day only falls once a year, we can each make a difference in our local communities today to make a global difference throughout the year.

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American Associations Day 2019

Today (and tomorrow) marks American Associations Day!

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Happy Holidays from MCCA!

At this joyous time of year, we are grateful for our partnership with each of you.

Just a heads up that our office will be closed Friday, December 21, 2018-Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

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Governor unveils workforce system overhaul

Not surprisingly, workforce development was a central focus of this year’s Governor’s Conference on Economic Development.

At the event, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens unveiled “Skilled Workforce Missouri,” the Department of Economic Development’s new plan to overall the state’s workforce system.

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