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Welcome to Student Services

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The Vision of Student Services is dedicated to help students be successful in life. The staff in the Division believe that a significant amount of learning at college occurs outside of the classroom. In addition to utilizing the Student Advising Center or the Counseling and Advocacy Center for support and assistance, we encourage students to participate in programs and activities sponsored by Student Activities, the Intercultural Center, and Athletics. Enjoying living in Student Housing, seeking medical help from our Student Health Center, or taking advantage of the quality care offered to our students with children in the Child Care Center, we focus on all the ways we can help students be successful. Inclusive of the Office of the Dean of Student Services Office, Student Services offers quality services, and opportunities for students to have well-balanced college experience.

The Student Success Center

The Center’s staff provides academic support services including not limited to course selection and scheduling information about academic programs, availability of and continuing eligibility for financial aid, academic progress, and degree checks as part of the final preparation for graduation and degree conferral. Advising and success workshops for student athletes and workshops and counseling on Test Anxiety are provided. Advising is also provided to students seeking to transfer to four year colleges. The Student Success Center can be reached at 913-288-7696.

Student Housing

Student Housing provides a safe living environment that focus on community development, respect for others, enriching programs and activities, and a close connection on college resources. Student Housing staff make our residents comfortable and commit to community building programs. A focus on establishing a living/learning environment is a primary goal.

Student Activities

The mission of Student Activities is to promote intentional campus and community involvement, facilitate leadership development, and encourage student growth through active participation in student organizations, transformative leader ship opportunities, and cultural and recreational activities that is outside of the classroom to broaden the student’s community college experience. 

Intercultural Center

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The Intercultural Center is designed to provide students, faculty, staff, and local communities with an enriched environment that celebrates the cultural contributions of our diverse populations. Stop by the Intercultural Center for complimentary beverages, good conversation, and interaction with students, faculty, staff and community members. We are located on the Lower Level of the Jewell Building, room 2303.

The Counseling and Advocacy Center

The Counseling and Advocacy Center provides services which help students overcome life challenges so they will continue their education and be successful in life. This is accomplished through Personal Counseling, Victim Advocacy, Gender Advocacy Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students, Prevention and Educational Programs specific to substance abuse, smoking, and gambling addiction, Women’s Resource Center Library, and Resources for students with poverty issues, such as Clothing Bank and Food Pantry. A connecting for Veterans is also offered by the Center. 

The Child Care Center

The Child Care Center is open to serve both day and evening students. The facility provides an education program for children while parents are attending class or working on campus. Children ages 2 to 12 years old may attend the Center. An emphasis on meeting all the developmental and nutritional needs of children is primary. 

Athletics

Soccer PhotoThe intercollegiate athletics program is an integral part of Kansas City Kansas Community College. It is the duty of the Athletics Department to provide leadership in the development of values. These values include: intellectual, social, moral, emotional, and cultural growth, loyalty, cooperation, teamwork, physical health and an ability to accept responsibilities.  Athletics Site

Events
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Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Adds Four Inductees

Alan Hoskins
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Four new inductees have been added to the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Four new inductees have been added to the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Inducted at the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame and Sponsorship event were longtime Kansas City educators J.D. Rios, Barry White and the late JoAnne Meditz as well as space pioneer Edward Dwight Jr. There are now 133 members of the Hall of Fame initiated since 1996. The purpose of the hall of fame is to recognize people and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to education. The event was April 15 at the Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center.

In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees, five other award winners were recognized.

Clyde Townsend and the late Mary Ann Flunder, both long-time members of the KCKCC Board of Trustees, were presented Distinguished Service Awards; a President’s Circle Award was made posthumously to Marjorie McMorris; Ottawa University received the Outstanding Partnership Award; and KCKCC President Dr. Doris Givens presented a special award to Bob Layton, the retiring interim Risk Manager for KCKCC, for his contributions in a variety of capacities at the College.

Will Shields, former Kansas City Chiefs lineman now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a 2001 inductee into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame, was the Honorary Chair for the event while anchor/reporter Kevin Holmes of KSHB-TV served as Master of Ceremonies. Welcoming remarks were made by Unified Government Mayor Mark Holland, KCKCC Foundation President Robert Davis and Dr. Givens. A fund-raiser for the KCKCC Foundation, Executive Director Tami Bartunek said more than $100,000 was raised during this year’s event.

The 2017 Mid American Education Hall of Fame inductees are:

·         Jo Anne Meditz – A member of the USD 500 School Board, Meditz dedicated her life to the Wyandotte County community. A public nurse for more than 20 years, she was the catalyst in establishing a Mustang Corral Clinic in the Argentine area. Her award was accepted by her husband, Joe Meditz, a longtime instructor at KCKCC.

·         J.D. Rios – A member of both the USD 500 and KCKCC governing boards, Rios also served on the Head Start Board of Directors during a lengthy tenure as a teacher and administrator in the USD 500 School District. Most recently, Rios has been appointed Trustee for the University Foundation at Emporia State University.

·         Barry White – White has been a teacher, coach and mentor for more than 50 years, 47 of which was spent at Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City. Not only a principal but a friend and father figure, he mentored many struggling students to where they could feel value and accepted. He currently continues to substitute teach and enriches his curriculum with stories of sea turtles.

·         Edward Dwight Jr. - An enlistee in the U.S. Air Force in 1953, Dwight earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Arizona State and in 1961, the Kennedy Administration selected him to be the first African American astronaut trainee. Today, he’s an outstanding sculptor in Denver, Colo., where he owns and operates Ed Dwight Studios.

While Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Flunder and Townsend for their many years of service as members of the KCKCC Board of Trustees, their contributions extended far beyond their service to the college. An advocate for younger people of color earning a degree in higher education, Flunder was the founding director of the Office of Minority Affairs at the University of Kansas. A former Wyandotte County Commissioner, Townsend also worked with the Board of Utilities and KCK Street Department.

The late Marjorie McMorris was presented the President’s Circle Award in recognition of her generous estate gift to the KCKCC Foundation in honor of her brother, Ralph McMorris, an alum of the KCKCC Technical Education program. A graduate of Washington High School and the Providence Hospital School of Nursing, she passed away July 21, 2016.

More than 100 students have benefited from transfer agreements, scholarships and discounted partner tuition rate through KCKCC’s Partnership program with Ottawa University, which led to the institution being recognized with the Outstanding Partnership Award.

The Mid-America Education Hall of Fame started in 1996 as a way to recognize individuals, organizations and corporate supporters in the community who have made notable contributions to education. Hall of Fame inductees are selected based on a demonstrated commitment to education, their effort to improve the quality of life in the community through a commitment to education, increasing educational opportunities for others and supporting significant changes that have improved the quality of education.

Sponsors for the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame and Sponsorship Event include Control Service Company; UPS; Thatcher Funeral Home; McAnany, VanCleave & Phillips; AT&T; Black History Committee; BPU; C&C Group; Design Mechanical Inc.; Field Turf; JE Dunn; Pay-Less; Pete Franklin’s; Providence Medical Center; Randy Curnow; Security Bank of Kansas City; Sumner One; Coca Cola; Security Bank; Mechanical Sales Midwest and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

For more information on the Mid-   America Education Hall of Fame and Sponsorship Event, contact Bartunek at 913-288-7166 or by email at tbartunek@kckcc.edu.


Contact Information
Dr. Delfina Wilson
Dean of Enrollment and Student Services 

Dr. Stephen Terry

Associate Dean Enrollment and Student Services
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