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Longview Homecoming

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For more information, contact
the Office of the President

816.604.2044 or


Please join the MCC-Longview community as it celebrates its 3rd Annual Homecoming Week.  We are excited to present a host of events that highlight our great accomplishments throughout the years.  We invite our entire community of students, alumni, faculty, staff and supporters to attend the list of events.  All programs are free and open to the public.

April 15th

Flights of Fancy Kite Festival

Saturday, April 15, 2017 10am-5pm
Metropolitan Community College – Longview Campus

Come experience the amazing sight of hundreds of kites filling the sky at the 11th annual Flights of Fancy Kite Festival. Bring the whole family (but no pets, please) for this spectacular event. Food vendors will be available. Visitors may also bring picnics (but no glass or alcohol please; grilling is not permitted) and make a day of it on the beautiful grounds of the Longview campus. Bring your own kite or just enjoy the professionals’ kites at this event that’s unique in the region.

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Car, Truck & Bike Show

Car, Truck and Bike Show

Car, Truck and Bike Show


April 18

Spring Convocation (featuring the Community-Wide Common Read)

 The public is invited to join this discussion of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore. 

The Other Wes Moore

This book discusses how two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question.

Keynote Speaker - Wes Moore

5:00 p.m., Reception
6:00 p.m., Convocation
The Pavilion at John Knox Village
520 NW Murray Rd

Book discussions will be held in the community at the following Mid-Continent Library locations:

Lone Jack Branch
April 6th @ 7:00pm-Adult Book Group

Grandview Branch
March 28th @4:30pm-Page Turners Teen Book Group (Discovering Wes Moore)
April 18th @2:00pm Adult Book Group


Lee’s Summit Branch
April 6th @ 2:00pm-From Beginning to End Book Group
April 13th @ 6:30pm- Real World Real Reads Book Group


Red Bridge Branch
April 21st @ 2:00pm

April 19

Retiree Reception

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 1:30pm
Metropolitan Community College Mel Aytes Education Center

Please join MCC-Longview for our 2016 Retiree Reception. Come out and Recognize, Reconnect, Reminisce and Rejoice.  For more information, please contact Sharon Pyant at or 816.604.2044.  Refreshments will be served.


President's Panel

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 3:00pm
Metropolitan Community College Mel Aytes Education Center

Friends, alumni, retirees and employees are welcome to hear from former MCC-Longview staff and faculty who worked at the college throughout the years!  It will be a fun experience as they share their historical perspectives and anecdotes during their time at Longview. Panel will be hosted by MCC-Longview President, Dr. Kirk A. Nooks.

April 25

Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Lakers Style

Tuesday, April 25 Tailgate at 1 p.m. / Game at 4 p.m.
MCC-Longview Baseball Field

Join us for free hotdogs, chips and soda as the MCC-Longview Lakers take on the Rockhurst Hawks!


LV Baseball



All events are free and open to the public.

Last Modified: 4/10/17