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.
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
Join MCC for a career presentation entitled Senior Employment: How to
Find a Job in Today´s Marketplace or In Search of a Career
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.
Meet MCC´s Newest Board Members
Dr. Steven Brock and Tony Sorrentino both joined MCC´s
Board of Governors.
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
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.
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.
Did You Know?
Many MCC programs have certification and accreditation from outside
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.
Faculty Profile: Carol Gottuso
Dates to Learn
Important dates for Spring quarter 2009.