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Community Connection - Spring 2009
Community Connection

Volume 2 Issue 1

Local Focus, Local Control, Local Funding

Metropolitan Community College´s (MCC) dispute with and expulsion from the Nebraska Community College Association (NCCA) has garnered a lot of press recently and brought attention to MCC´s plight but not to MCC´s position on the issues.
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Economic Downturn, Turn to MCC

There is no question that in this economic downturn, unemployment is topping the charts, and people are having difficulty finding and maintaining good careers. The real question is how MCC is helping the community at this time. MCC´s Career Center staff is available to help students and community members in MCC´s four-county service area find careers at which they can excel, upgrade their marketability, transition to new employment and understand skills that directly and indirectly relate to a profession.
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Presentation Spotlights

Join MCC for a career presentation entitled Senior Employment: How to Find a Job in Today´s Marketplace or In Search of a Career
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Jumpstart to College = Savings

In these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever to be responsible with your money; at the same time, it is vitally important to be the best qualified you can be for a job. There is no better way to do that than to have a solid education. MCC is ready to support our community in meeting these needs, and one of our strongest initiatives is through Secondary Partnerships—programs designed to get high school students into college early and affordably, preparing them for the future.
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Meet MCC´s Newest Board Members

Dr. Steven Brock and Tony Sorrentino both joined MCC´s Board of Governors.
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High School Culinary Students Sharpen Skills at MCC Invitational

Have you ever seen a culinary competition like Iron Chef America, Hell´s Kitchen or Top Chef? Imagine a competition like that taking place in Omaha…with high school students. On Feb. 27 and 28 at MCC´s Fort Omaha Campus, community members witnessed just that. MCC´s Institute for the Culinary Arts (ICA) High School Invitational showcased the culinary and academic talents of high school students within a 100-mile radius.
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Great Playwrights to the Great Plains

MCC is gearing up for the fourth annual Great Plains Theatre Conference. May 23-30 hundreds of theatre enthusiasts will arrive in Omaha for a week of collaboration, conversation and camaraderie.
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In a Nutshell

The La Vista Chamber of Commerce recognized MCC as 2008 Business of the Year for being a good community partner and member of the La Vista Chamber and having a successful year.
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Did You Know?

Many MCC programs have certification and accreditation from outside organizations.
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I Solemnly Pledge…

The nurse pinning: a rite of passage for nurses. A public proclamation to remain faithful to the profession and be compassionate, understanding and devoted in care. Sunday, Feb. 22, 36 students in the associate degree nursing program earned their nurses pins, a public symbol acknowledging their achievement, knowledge of nursing and school affiliation.
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Faculty Profile: Carol Gottuso

Business Instructor.
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Dates to Learn

Important dates for Spring quarter 2009.
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