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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. 

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

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KCKCC Vocal Music Wins Two Downbeat Magazine Awards; Performs with Take 6

Kelly Rogge
Public Information Supervisor
krogge@kckcc.edu
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
The Kansas City Kansas Community College Choral Department is celebrating one of its most successful seasons in KCKCC history.

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Choral Department is celebrating one of its most successful seasons in KCKCC history.

Following their performance at the American Choral Directors Association’s National Conference in March, KCKCC’s Vocal Jazz Choir “The Standard” had the opportunity to perform with Grammy Award winning Take 6 at Bethany College’s Messiah Festival of the Arts in Lindsborg, Kan. Take 6 is an a cappella gospel music group, winning 10 Grammy Awards since 1988. In addition, they have collaborated with artists such as Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Brian McKnight, CeCe Winans and Stevie Wonder, among others.

“It was such a pleasure to open for them,” said John Stafford, director of choral activities at KCKCC. “It was not only intimidating, but exciting. I have personally idolized these musicians for 20 years. Much of what I do today is because of that group. It was so nice to sit down, even for a short time, to chat with them.”

The concert, which was on the opening day of the festival, was on Palm Sunday. The festival features a performance of J.S. Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew” as well as G.F. Handel’s “Messiah” by the Bethany Oratorio Society, In addition, there are other recitals, concerts and exhibitions during the week-long event.

“We were asked to open the festival by the Director of Choral Activities (Mark Lucas) at Bethany College,” Stafford said. “It was really just like icing on the cake, after the year we have had.”

To finish the year, KCKCC received two awards from “Downbeat Magazine,” a first for the college. Downbeat, created in 1934, is devoted to jazz and blues music. It publishes articles and reviews in a monthly publication related to the music industry. Annually, the magazine presents Student Music Awards. This is the 40th year for the program.

KCKCC received two awards – Community College Outstanding Performance, awarded to “The Standard” Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Community College Outstanding Live Recording, awarded to Jordan Lankhorst, a 2017 KCKCC graduate in audio engineering and sound technician for KCKCC’s Vocal Jazz Program.

“This is by far the biggest awards we have ever received,” Stafford said. “It was a major goal for the program to receive awards like this from Downbeat Magazine. It established the program nationally, which is a really good feeling.”

Stafford attributes the program’s success this year to a “good core group of students.”

“The students in the program right now have a great attitude, and they want to perform good, difficult music. There is a level of commitment that the students have to the music and to each other,” he said. “I think everyone was amazed (at receiving the Downbeat Magazine Awards). This was a major accomplishment for our program.”

For more information on the KCKCC vocal music program, contact John Stafford at 913-288-7137 or by email at jstafford@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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