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Community Connection - Spring 2012
Community Connection Volume 5 Issue 1

Strategic about growth and the impact on the community

MCC's Master Plan Update for Campuses and Centers is complete, the implementation has begun and the progress is evident on MCC's Fort Omaha Campus. The campus on 30th and Fort streets stands as a cornerstone of North Omaha's redevelopment efforts; a place of promise amidst some of the highest pockets of poverty in Omaha. Investments here serve as catalysts for growth.
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Mark your calendar

Hundreds of theatre enthusiasts will converge in Omaha for a week of collaboration, conversation and camaraderie during the annual Great Plains Theatre Conference, Saturday, May 26 through Saturday, June 2, MCC, Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets.
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Student Profile: Melody Scott

Melody Scott chose to start a hobby in a medium that not many women would choose—welding. She had a desire to create new things, and MCC's Welding Technology program was her answer.
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Women Who Weld Art Exhibit

"Sparks of Imagination" will fly at the third annual Women Who Weld Art Exhibit. The exhibit, organized by local metal sculpture artist Melinda Eames, not only helps raise money and awareness for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation but is also a tribute to the ten talented artists in the show.
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Have you seen Local Flavor yet?

Local Flavor, a new cooking show produced by MCC, began airing on The
Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha (Cox Channel 18) in February. The show
features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals
made with an array of local ingredients from the MCC Horticulture gardens and
eastern Nebraska/western Iowa growers and producers.
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MCC Board of Governors elects 2012 Officers

The MCC Board of Governors represent five districts, with one member at large.
The board governs the College, sets policy, approves the budget and sets the local College tax levy.
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All great ideas need an extra boost

The MCC Foundation's Inspiring Innovation Mini-Grants program will award its second cycle of grants this spring to staff and faculty projects with mission-driven, student focused outcomes. Selected by a panel of MCC Foundation board members, the one-year grant awards range from $500 to $3,000.
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Supportive education to veterans and service members

MCC strives to meet the educational needs of the greater Omaha community. When the needs are those of current military service members, veterans and their families, MCC's mission becomes very special.
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In a nutshell

The mission of MCC's Military and Veterans Support Services department is to support current military service members, veterans, and their families as they pursue their academic, career, and personal goals.
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Students preparing for SkillsUSA

Seventy of MCC's best career and technical students are eagerly preparing for the
SkillsUSA Nebraska Skill and Leadership Championships, March 25–27 in Hastings,
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Did you know?

MCC's SkillsUSA chapter has 70 student members.
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Faculty profile: David Eledge

You know those people who improve everything they put their hands on? Well, let me introduce you to another one of those people—Dave Eledge, industrial and commercial trades instructor at MCC.
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GED and Commencement Ceremony

Two events, thousands of proud graduates! To celebrate the dedication and success of our graduates, MCC holds two ceremonies—a commencement ceremony and a general education development diploma ceremony.
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Plan ahead

Thinking about coming back to school? Just starting your educational career? Look no further than MCC! Plan to register for classes for the upcoming Summer and Fall quarters.
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