Volume 3 Issue 2
Training Today's Workforce for Tomorrow's Needs
Over the next two years, partnerships among MCC and federal
agencies will help reduce lead content in Omaha soil, provide jobs
for at-risk youth and improve health information technology.
For One Student, a Day to Remember
For most of his life, people told Alex Diaz he would never see
this day. In elementary and middle school, he faced classmates who
teased him and teachers who didn't understand him. Doctors
misdiagnosed him. Nobody figured he would make it to college. But he
proved them wrong. Diaz, who has Asperger syndrome, graduated from
MCC on May 14 with a degree in general studies.
Graduation Marks Beginning of a Lifelong Marathon
Representing more than 20 states and three countries, about 1,300
students graduated with degrees and certificates on May 14. MCC
leaders celebrated the students' dedication while reminding them the
milestone is just the beginning of a lifetime of learning.
Program Helps Foreigners Enter Healthcare Workforce
A first-of-its-kind program will boost the number of qualified
healthcare workers in the Midwest by guiding internationally trained
medical professionals toward the right U.S. credentials.
Summer Class Helps Kids say, 'Look Mom, I made my own lunch!'
Give them the right tools, and 6-year-olds can learn how to cook
tasty—and nutritious—meals. Teacher Betty Deepe hopes to
unlock that inner chef among kids ages 6-10 during her weeklong
College 4 Kids Culinary Adventures class in Blair, Millard, Gretna
and Omaha in June and July.
Student Profile: Shelby Miller
University of Nebraska–Omaha (UNO) Nursing student Shelby
Miller hopes to one day care for women and their newborn infants.
Ever since she was a high school student, MCC has been there to help
her work toward that goal.
Students Bring Energy Efficiency to Low-Income Homes
Amie Smith worried when her four great-grandchildren played on the
rickety, backyard porch of her 40-year-old home. But the elderly North
Omaha resident, who has osteoporosis and is recovering from recent
knee replacement surgery, could not physically or economically
complete the needed repairs. Thanks to the help of dozens of MCC
students, her home has changed both inside and out.
In a Nutshell
Dave Horst, Industrial and Commercial Trades Instructor, offered
these weatherization and household tips to improve energy efficiency
and cut utility costs.
Did You Know?
Continuing Education's most popular courses help individuals
build technical skills or just have fun.
MCC: Changing to Serve Your Needs
MCC is poised to meet the needs of the community through changes
to three departments: Business & Training Services (BTS),
Continuing Education and the Office of Public Affairs.
Faculty Profile: Addie Kinghorn
Growing a Greener Garden with Horticulture Instructor
Making MCC Yours
From College 4 Kids to degree-track programs to lifelong learning,
enrolling in classes at MCC is easy. For both credit and noncredit
programs, individuals can call, click or come in.
Free health screenings and resources will be available at MCC's
first Elder Fair, July 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the South Omaha