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Inside Story for Friday, July 24, 2009

MCC Success Stories

MCC has made an impact on many lives in different ways. MCC's Marketing and Public Relations Department is collecting success stories of students, community members, employees and graduates to learn about the uniqueness of their lives, their paths and their choices to come to MCC.

To view the videos of the new and previous success stories, visit www.mccneb.edu/businessandcommunity/successstories.asp. If you have a story you would like to share or know someone with a unique story, contact Katie Wortmann at 457-2278 or at kewortmann@mccneb.edu.

Naming of the Institute for the Culinary Arts Building

The official name of the new culinary building at Fort Omaha Campus is The Institute for the Culinary Arts. The first floor is named The Pegler Center at The Institute for the Culinary Arts. The conference center on the second floor is named The Merle and Joy Swanson Conference Center at the Institute for the Culinary Arts.

MCC Collegewide Auction

The MCC Collegewide Auction is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, FOC, Bldg. 25. Donations of any unwanted College items are welcomed. Fill out the Transfer of Equipment form and send to Central Stores. MCC staff will schedule a time to pick up the items. If you have any questions, contact Bob Barnes at 457-2777 or Central Stores at 457-2300.

Fall Projects Coming Soon

Fall is just around the corner, which means it is time to begin thinking about Fall projects. Faculty and staff, be sure to send your project requests to Marketing and Public Relations as soon as possible.

Winnerís Circle Volunteer Opportunity

The Winner's Circle program vision is to improve access to educational opportunities through early intervention that targets disadvantaged students in Omaha Public Schools by bringing together parents, teachers and the community to improve student achievement and recognize their success. The time commitment as a volunteer requires only two hours per month for one school year. Winner's Circle volunteers encourage students to pursue reading, math and citizenship goals and serve as role models and motivators for the students. For more information or to sign up as a Winner's Circle volunteer, contact MCC recruiter Todd Card at 457-2882.

Weekly Green Tip for an Energy Efficient Summer

Keep your home at an energy-efficient temperature in summer, 77°-78°.  Wear less clothing and use ceiling and room fans to keep you cool while using your air conditioner less.

CET Corner

Professional Development
Professional development training is available to MCC staff through Corporate Education & Training (CET). CET is offering workshops to address the areas ranked as the highest training priority by MCC employees. View the latest workshops online via CET's MCC Professional Development link on the CET homepage at www.mccneb.edu/cet/.

Creating a Customer-Focused Workforce
Service Plus (full-day or two half-day workshops)
Creates service providers who:
· Think and act consistently to please students by putting them at the heart of MCC
· Create unprecedented levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty
· Ensure repeat business from established students, increase word-of-mouth referrals for MCC and inspire loyalty in new students

09/JU BSAD 050N WI07  Friday, July 31 and Aug. 7, 1-5 p.m., FOC, Bldg. 10, Room 237

CET's noncredit online courses are open to MCC staff as part of professional development training. More than 150 online courses in the areas of business management, information technology, interpersonal skills, leadership and Command Spanish® are available. Register now! The July Series is open for enrollment until July 28, 2009. A new series of online courses begins on Aug. 19, 2009. To learn more visit us at www.mccneb.edu/cet/.

Tuition waiver/remission is available for full-time employees/faculty and part-time regulars using the Employee Tuition Waiver Form. Part-time temp employees and adjunct faculty who want to register should contact their dean's office to arrange for the cost center to be billed the fee before registering. Deans should send cost center billing information to Adam Smith in FOC, Bldg. 5 or by email to asmith102@mccneb.edu so the adjunct faculty and part-time temp employees will not be billed personally. Reference the Employee and Dependent Tuition Waiver Procedures Memorandum for more information.

New Faces

Donald Clark
Public Safety Officer
Fort Omaha Campus


Donald Clark previously worked for MCC at the Nebraska Department of Corrections for six years. He received his Associate Degree in Computer Programming from MCC. Clark has been married for 25 years and has two daughters. He was born and raised in Omaha and likes to take long rides on his motorcycle.

Kyle Coppock
Heating/Air Conditioning Engineer
Fort Omaha Campus

Kyle Coppock has more than 20 years of mechanical and maintenance experience and received his Associate Degree in HVAC from Vatterott College. He also holds an Omaha 3rd Grade Engineers License, National Association of Power Engineers Certification and E.P.A. Section 608 Universal Certification. Coppock was born and raised in Omaha in a small neighborhood known as Little Italy where he still lives today and belongs to the neighborhood association. He is the second youngest of six children, and the proud father of two great sons. Coppock likes traveling and sports, especially Nebraska football.

MCC Job Openings

For information about the College’s open positions and how to apply, visit www.mccneb.edu/hr or call the jobline at (402) 738-4050. Applications are also online at www.mccnebjobs.com.

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