Volume 1 Issue 4
Protecting Students and Taxpayers Top Priority for MCC Board
On Nov. 10, Metropolitan Community College leaders announced legislative
efforts to freeze the state´s community college funding formula. As
currently written, the formula requires MCC to increase property taxes to
provide for property tax relief for other areas in Nebraska. The formula
took effect in 2007.
I´m Just an Idea: How an Idea Becomes a Grant-Funded Project
With the economic downturn, the chances of community college funding being
cut increase, making grants and gifts even more vital—and more
competitive. MCC receives private, federal and state grants each year to
fund projects and initiatives that meet changing student and community needs.
The proactive grant process begins with an idea that meets one of these clear
New Program Launched to Improve College Access to Underrepresented
MCC is improving college access and increasing completion rates for
underrepresented students with the Access to a College Education (A.C.E.)
pilot program. A.C.E. will provide information, technical assistance and
college visits to low-income, first generation and English language learning
Corporate Education & Training Offers Continuing Education Series for
MCC´s Corporate Education & Training Division (CET) launches a new
series of continuing education classes for nurses and nursing students in
2009. The monthly classes offer necessary contact hours for RNs and LPNs that
promote knowledge and educational enhancement for these healthcare
Restore Omaha Conference 2009
February 28, 2009, the Metropolitan Community College Foundation will once
again sponsor the Restore Omaha conference, an educational opportunity for
pre-1950s property owners, repair specialists and community organizations to
learn and to share their passion for restoration and preservation of older
properties at MCC´s South Omaha Campus.
In a Nutshell
Fall 2008 quarter enrollment set a new College record high of 15,055
Ch- Ch- Ch-Changes on Campus
Renovations are underway at the Elkhorn Valley Campus Gallery of Art and
Design, South Omaha Campus Mahoney Building, Fremont Area Center and Fort
Omaha Campus Institute for the Culinary Arts.
MCC Launches Newspaper Readership Program
Beginning Oct. 6, Metropolitan Community College partnered with USA
Today Education to implement the Collegiate Readership Program, putting
the world of news and current events at students´ fingertips.
New Book Series Launched to Encourage Exploration of Diversity
Recognizing the different learning styles and interests within the
community, Metropolitan Community College launched the Diversity Matters Book
Series this fall as yet another personal/professional development opportunity
for MCC students, faculty, staff and community members.
Information on the Diversity Matters Book Series for the remainder of the
2008´09 academic year.
Did You Know?
You can apply for financial aid anytime after January 1.
MCC Hosts Community College Humanities Association
This Nov. 13 and 14, MCC hosted the Community College Humanities
Association´s (CCHA) central division conference for the first time.
Around 60 CCHA members from eight states attended the conference.
Faculty Profile: Tim Kelly
Respiratory Therapy Instructor.
Dates to Learn
Important dates for Winter quarter 2008.