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Dec. 24

Dec. 24, 2019


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell

MCC receives international award for best programming

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College Continuing Education has won an international award in lifelong learning for Best Programming by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the largest association in lifelong learning in the world. Cathy Curtis, MCC Continuing Education coordinator, accepted the award on behalf of the College at LERN’s annual conference in San Diego.

“The award is for innovation in the field of lifelong learning and serving communities,” said LERN president William A. Draves. “These awards enhance the quality and involvement in lifelong learning, a critical component to individual and community quality of life and prosperity in this century. MCC has one of the premier culinary programs in the nation. The program took this expertise and extended to the community with classes for people aged 8 to 90. Workshops, studios and travel programs were developed. So were focus areas, such as medical students interested in nutrition classes. The lesson: take an inherent strength. Extend it, build on it in a variety of formats, related topics and audiences and market it.”

MCC Continuing Education offers noncredit classes in a variety of topics, creating learning opportunities for all ages. From College for Kids programming to classes for seniors, MCC Continuing Education seeks to better lives through lifelong learning. For more information, visit


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.