Volume 1 Issue 3
Seventeen Years of Honoring Native Culture
September 20, thousands of people will gather at the 17th annual Fort Omaha
Intertribal Powwow. Artists, dancers, historians, children, adults, vendors,
teachers and students will gather for one cause–to honor
Nebraska´s four Native American tribes: Northern Ponca, Omaha Santee,
Sioux and Winnebago.
MCC Partners with Chamber, Mutual, Blue Cross to Train North Omaha
Reinvesting in an area isn´t only about soliciting financial
resources or constructing new buildings; investing in human capital is as
vital to a community´s success. And the North Omaha Development Project
(NODP) is doing just that. The implementation of the North Omaha Customer
Service Training Program plans to alleviate workforce shortages while
providing sustainable income to unemployed and underemployed residents of North
Making Learning a Lifelong Opportunity
Metropolitan Community College´s mission is to provide quality
learning experiences for a diverse community of lifelong learners, and
MCC´s Community Education Department is devoted to making programs reach
learners of all ages. Part of this is coordinating the College´s
Lifelong Learning offerings.
Fall into a Successful School Year
New academic years know no bounds; learners of every age and level are
gearing up for a new year of knowledge, relationships and yes, homework. Each
year of education presents its own challenges and triumphs, from navigating
the world of insects in a College 4 Kids class to a dual enrollment English
course to the final math class before graduation.
Legal Studies Program Expands This Fall
Preparing for a career in the legal community just got easier at
Metropolitan Community College. Beginning this fall, MCC´s Associate
Degree in Legal Studies will offer options in pre-law, legal administrative
assistant and legal assistant to meet the needs of MCC´s
students´ diverse interests in the legal community.
In a Nutshell
MCC´s Service Learning class was awarded $6,000 from the Omaha
Community Foundation to apply to repairing and adapting homes for senior
citizens in need.
MCC Students Rank in Top 50 in Global Google Challenge
A team of three Metropolitan Community College students placed in the top
50 teams representing the Americas in the international 2008 Google Online
Marketing Challenge. More than 20,000 students and 1,600 teams from 47
countries and six continents competed using Google AdWords to create, execute
and evaluate online marketing campaigns for local small businesses (fewer than
Metropolitan Community College Foundation
Since 1977 the Metropolitan Community College Foundation has helped
students, faculty and staff achieve their goals through educational programs,
scholarships and facilities support. By connecting MCC with community
supporters, the Foundation advances the College´s mission and values and
helps build the community it serves.
Smart Gardening for Fall Vegetables
Just because the weather is cooling down and leaves will soon be turning
doesn´t mean it´s necessary to abandon the garden. With autumn in
the air, consider planting fall vegetables in the garden or in containers for
fresh, home-grown treats through the fall.
Did You Know
MCC has the most diverse student body of Nebraska community colleges with a
total minority student population of more than 21 percent.
Career Centers Offer New, Free Workshop Series
As the Career Centers reestablish a strong role at the College, providing
continued outreach to students and community members includes maintaining
visibility. During the 2008–2009 academic year, the MCC Career Centers will be
holding exciting new workshop options for students and community members at a
variety of locations.
Faculty Profile: Kym Snelling
Dates to Learn
Important dates for Fall quarter 2008.