Metropolitan Community College to Honor Mr. K

Metropolitan Community College will mark its 100-year anniversary with the MCC Centennial Celebration to be held the evening of Saturday, April 18, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center.  The event will recognize MCC’s impact on the community and the legacy of one of the college’s most accomplished alumni, Mr. Ewing Kauffman.

Mr. K is one of the hundreds of thousands of students whose lives have been enriched by an MCC education.  In fact, MCC was the only college Mr. K attended.  He earned an associate degree in 1936 and went on to transform the community like few have done, before or since. The Kauffman legacy is all around us, evidenced by Mr. K’s entrepreneurial spirit and still practiced by today’s leaders. The success of the American League champion Kansas City Royals, the richness and beauty of the performing arts as experienced within the center bearing his family name and the continued ripple effect of his philanthropy as carried out by two world-class foundations thrive in Kansas City today.

View this Centennial Celebration packet for Marion Club members  to find out how you can support MCC’s mission in honor of Mr. K.

Originally published on 1/10/2015

Marion 60 Event Update: January 2010

Planning for the Marion Labs 60th Anniversary is in full swing.  We are in the process of working out many of the logistics such as locations, timing, food and hotel arrangements.  To give everyone a heads-up, here is a tentative schedule of events (current as of January 12th, 2010):

Friday, June 4th, 2o1o

Tailgate Party and Royals Game – start around 5:00 pm

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Preview tour of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – start around 10:30 am

Gala Reception and Entrepreneur Showcase Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
start around 4:00 pm

Calling All Volunteers!

Please consider volunteering during the Anniversary weekend.  Chances are that we will need help with greeting and checking everyone in, providing directions and a myriad of other tasks.  If you are interested in joining the Marion 60 Volunteer Corps, please send us a note via e-mail or through the contact us page on this web site.

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Hold The Dates!

Under the “Event Updates” category you will find news and announcements regarding the 60th Anniversary of the founding of Marion Laboratories in 1950.   As event details develop, we will post them here.  Events are planned for the weekend of June 4th – June 5th, 2010. Planned activities include:

Royals Ball Game and Tailgate Party  at Kauffman Stadium

Gala Reception at the Kauffman Center For Entrepreneurial Leadership
and the adjacent Kauffman Memorial Garden

More opportunities to mix and mingle, to share memories and to reconnect are in the works.

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We look forward to seeing you in June 2010!!