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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did You Know
The College first offered online courses in January 2000 with 89 students
taking five courses.
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.
Faculty Profile: David Ho
Dates to Learn
Important dates for Summer quarter 2008.