Volume 3 Issue 3
Through Diversity, Building Better Healthcare
For years in her native Uzbekistan, Zamira Lostus, M.D., helped children
feel better. When she immigrated to the United States in 1997, her years of
medical training were meaningless—being a doctor in one country does not
a U.S. doctor make. Now, at 54, Lostus is working to move back into the
Providing a Path to a Diploma
Some students dropped out because of an illness. Others, faced with the
challenges of teenage motherhood, missed too many days of school. For
whatever reason, they fell behind and became part of Omaha's 20 percent of
high school students who do not graduate. MCC is offering high school
dropouts ages 16-21 a second chance at education this fall through the
Gateway to College program.
Cream of the Crop: Garden Spices up Culinary Arts
At first glance, the produce is familiar. But look closely&mdahs;tomatoes
are black, cucumbers are brown, eggplants are yellow and sweet corn is blue.
These twists on a chef's staples are exactly what Garden Specialist Patrick
Duffy is growing.
Learning to Practice Medicine, Again
As a young boy, Salomon Compaore wanted to be an English teacher one
day—he was the best in his class. In his final years of high school,
however, he decided to become a doctor. "I wanted to be someone who is able
to help people who are suffering," he said.
For Success in College, Practice Makes Perfect
When it comes to being a successful college student, good habits matter.
As instructor Sandy Wiebold notes, "If you are not an effective reader when
you come to college, you are in trouble." It turns out a good many high
school graduates are not ready for college-level courses.
In a Nutshell
First-year college survival tips.
Did You Know?
MCC's Sustainability Office is working to create a more environmentally
friendly College. The numbers tell the story.
Go Big Green: Building Nebraska's Green Economy
MCC student Kossi Dagbovie examines the meter attached to a small sample of
photovoltaic solar collectors. What he learns in MCC's Solar Electric
Installation class will help him create a more energy-conscious
Faculty Profile: Darrell Bush
By Demanding Excellence, Instructor Molds Successful Young
Your College for Life
If you dream of dancing like the stars, learning a language, polishing
your computer skills or improving your mental and physical health, MCC has
the class for you. MCC's lifelong learning opportunities offer classes to
individuals of all ages to build work-related skills or explore personal
MCC celebrates Native American cultures Sept. 18 with the annual Fort
Omaha Intertribal Powwow. The outdoor celebration honors the traditional
dance, music, artistry, storytelling and foods of Nebraska's Native