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Nov. 9

Nov. 9, 2022

Emma Stokely
Public + Media Relations Manager

MCC to host Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 11

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host its Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. in room 120 of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing on the College’s South Omaha Campus, 2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave. The celebration will feature keynote speaker Rob Owens and a posting of the colors by the Omaha South High School JROTC.
Following the program, there will be a reception and viewing of various pieces of artwork created by area veterans and military-connected artists. The Veterans Day Celebration is free and open to the public.

About Rob Owens

Rob Owens is a decorated combat veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2002 to 2006. He received the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal while serving his country during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. 
After his military service, Owens received his bachelor’s in criminal justice and his master’s in clinical counseling. For years, he worked in the behavioral health field with patients who were receiving inpatient psychiatric services as well as high need clients in the community. 

He has worked in Nebraska State Probation for more than 11 years supervising juvenile and adult probationers. He is currently the State Problem-Solving Court coordinator, overseeing probation’s role in Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court and Young Adult Court.

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 postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.