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Community Connection - Summer 2008
Community Connection

Volume 1 Issue 2

Health and Science Get a Boost at the South Omaha Campus

Plans for renovation are underway at the Mahoney Building on MCC´s South Omaha Campus to update and enhance space for health, science and general purpose studies. MCC´s health program has experienced explosive growth, tripling enrollment in the past two years.
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Hormel Plant Technicians Succeed Through Education

Success in the Fremont Hormel Foods Plant can be traced to a long history of classes Hormel employees take from Metropolitan Community College. In testing their technicians in systems from across the country, it was found that technicians from the Fremont plant test the same or better. The only different variable is the classes employees take through MCC.
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Nebraska Workforce Development Moves into Fremont Area Center

MCC´s Fremont Area Center added some new residents to their building this spring when Nebraska Workforce Development moved into the first floor.
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Breaking Ground to Break into the Future

Celebration was in the air and shovels hit the dirt at the official groundbreaking for the Institute for the Culinary Arts and Alumni Conference Center on May 22 at the Fort Omaha Campus. MCC staff, faculty and administration as well as students and community members gathered for the event that marked the formal kick-off to the project.
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MCC Cares Continues Building Service Learning Success

Since MCC began offering a formal service learning program three years ago, students and faculty have been putting their noses to the grindstone to improve the community. The MCC Cares Home Repair class is an annual facet of the College´s service learning efforts, and in three years, the class has changed the lives of residents of MCC´s four-county service area.
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Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Beta Delta: Creating Future Leaders

Two of the most popular—and populated—student organizations at MCC center around recognizing scholarship and service: Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Beta Delta.
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A View from AzerBaijan: MCC Hosts a Fulbright Scholar

Sabina Jafarova traveled to Omaha as a Fulbright Scholar in Residence from January to June this year, staying at MCC´s Fort Omaha Campus and working at an office at Creighton University. She saw the Fulbright Scholar Program as a good chance to grow professionally, experience a new country and share her country and culture with others. In her home city of Baku, Jafarova works as an assistant at the World Bank Office on the Health Sector Reform Project. She speaks Russian, Azeri, English and Turkish and has worked with internal refugees in Azerbaijan. Her work in Omaha and at Creighton focused on best practices in health policy.
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Success Story: The Show Goes on for MCC Graduate

Aaron Bush spends his days tending a beach for two 5-foot crabs and a young princess. It may sound like a fantastic and larger than life job, and it is—Bush is a show carpenter for Cirque du Soleil´s Ka at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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MCC Remains Affordable Option for Higher Education

At the May 20 meeting, the Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors approved a $2 increase in the per quarter credit hour tuition for the 2008–09 academic year. Even with the increase, MCC still has the lowest community college tuition (along with Southeast) and is one of the most affordable institutions of higher education in the state.
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Did You Know

The College first offered online courses in January 2000 with 89 students taking five courses.
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Theatre on the Fort: The Third Annual Great Plains Theatre Conference

Playwrights, actors, directors and theatre enthusiasts from all across the nation gathered the last week of May at MCC´s Fort Omaha Campus for the third annual Great Plains Theatre Conference.
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Faculty Profile: David Ho

Business Instructor
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Dates to Learn

Important dates for Summer quarter 2008.
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