Volume 4 Issue 4
Changing the Landscape – Elkhorn Valley Campus
The Elkhorn Valley Campus is a 51-acre site with a single building that is home to the majority of
MCC's visual arts programs, plus provides labs and library, student and
career services. With day and evening classrooms filled to capacity, and enrollments expected to
increase 35 percent over the next ten years, student needs have simply outgrown the single building.
Connect with MCC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
MCC is using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to get the word out about nearly
everything–registration, graduation, guest lectures, special events and educational tips.
Student Profile: Shelby Brabec
When Shelby started at MCC she was nervous and didn't know what to expect. Would she make friends?
Would she receive personalized attention from her instructors? Would she like her classes? After
attending MCC for the past year and a half, Shelby can answer all of these questions: YES!
William K. Owen Appointed Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
MCC is pleased to announce the appointment of William K. Owen as the new associate vice president
for academic affairs. He assumed his new responsibilities on Dec. 1.
Season with Sage Cookbook Honors Student's Memory
In the summer of 2010, a miracle seemed out of reach for the family of Brandon Thomas, a student
at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts who was just a few credits shy of graduating when he was
fatally injured in a motorcycle accident on his way home from school. As they struggled with this
painful chapter in their lives, Brandon's family sought ways to honor his memory, to capture his
spirit and share it with others. Working together, the family, along with the staff and
students of the ICA, developed the Season with Sage Cookbook in Brandon's honor.
MCC Express Centers: Designed to Meet Community Need
By 2019, the number of adults in Douglas and Sarpy counties without high school diplomas is
expected to be around 57,000—almost 20 percent of Omaha's adult population. MCC recognizes the significant educational needs of these residents and is developing Express Centers to provide the services needed to transition these individuals to college-level
coursework or employment.
Partnerships Ease Transition from High School to MCC
MCC offers three programs for high school students to jumpstart their college education. Students
take actual college courses online, at their high school or at an MCC location. Plus, students pay
half-price of the current tuition rate and may transfer their college credit to any college or
university that accepts MCC credit.
Get Your Passport to Travel MCC
College. Just the word can be intimidating for some. Thoughts of a new environment where you don't
know anyone and classes are bound to be harder than high school. How will you get through it? The
answer for many is joining a learning community—supportive, cooperative environments where
students take clusters of courses as a group.
In a Nutshell
Learning communities are found at every type of higher education institution, and most are geared
toward first-year students.
Did You Know?
MCC's newest, and long-awaited, applied technology program–Process Operations/Power Plant Technology–is meeting community needs.
Building a Pipeline of Qualified Applicants
The Process Operations/Power Plant Technology program offered at MCC's Washington County
Technology Center prepares students for entry-level employment as
technical professionals in process plants and power plants.
Faculty Profile: Bob Boyer
Boyer's love for learning, teaching and working with students attracted him to MCC.
Opportunities for financial assistance help bridge the gap between the cost of attending an
institution of higher learning and the expected family contribution. But those opportunities do not
exist unless a student completes a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Start Planning Ahead
Have you thought about coming back to school or are you just starting your educational career?
Plan to register now for MCC's Spring and Summer quarters.