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News@MCC for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

High school not working?

Know someone who has stopped attending high school or who is not on track to graduate? Talk to him or her about reengaging in education through MCC's Gateway to College program, which gives current or past high school students ages 16-20 the chance to earn their high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credits. Program advisors provide intensive services to help students achieve their goals.

The next Gateway to College classes begin on Sept. 4, the start of MCC's Fall quarter. If you are interested in participating in or learning more about the Gateway to College program, attend the upcoming information session on July 31. Register by calling 402-457-2746. Find out more at www.mccneb.edu/gtc

Bellevue University to host open house

Bellevue University will host a free open house on Tuesday, July 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the John B. Muller Administrative Services Building on the main Bellevue campus, 1000 Galvin Road South. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with Bellevue University faculty and staff as well as admissions counselors and financial aid specialists. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded at the event.

Metropolitan Community College and Bellevue University have partnered to offer MCC students the smoothest path to earning their bachelor's degree.

At Bellevue University, you can:

  • maximize your MCC education via the partnership's liberal credit transfer policy
  • gain the skills employers are looking for with career-relevant degrees
  • complete a bachelor's degree in as little as 16 months

Register for the free open house.

MCC students receive two gold and one silver medal at SkillsUSA

Nineteen Metropolitan Community College students participated in the 48th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference on June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo. Of the six medals that went to Nebraska high school and college students, three were won by MCC students.

In the Mechatronics competition, gold medalists were Andy Nosavan and Eric Yowell.

In the TeamWorks competition, silver medalists were Andrew Wike, Zach Pechacek, Don Shandera and Elise DeMaranville.

In the Technical Drafting competition, the gold medalist was Anna Larson.

"These winners receive a one-year, full-tuition scholarship to MCC," said Carl Fielder, MCC interim dean of applied technology and director of career education. "They dedicated hours of work with faculty advisers, and much of the extra work involved one-on-one training."

SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, technical and health occupation students in public schools, career and technical centers and two-year colleges. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. This year, SkillsUSA has more than 300,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs. SkillsUSA has served more than 9 million members.

MCC's Sage Student Bistro voted best overall restaurant

Metropolitan Community College's Sage Student Bistro was voted the best overall restaurant-Nebraska by 18,700 OpenTable users. The Bistro also came in second in the best food category and fourth in best ambiance category.

OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. OpenTable Choice ListsTM are voted on by OpenTable users. Spencer's for Steaks and Chops and Mahogany Prime Omaha were ranked behind the Bistro.

MCC's Bistro, established in 2004, offers fine dining to the public and learning experiences to the students who serve and prepare the food. The Bistro is located in the Institute for the Culinary Arts on MCC's Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets, Building 22. For restaurant hours, visit www.mccneb.edu/bistro.

Want to attend MCC's 3rd Annual Student Leadership Conference?

MCC's 3rd Annual Student Leadership Conference is an invitation-only event scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Omaha Campus, Institute for the Culinary Arts, Building 22. In the last two years, the Conference has hosted more than 400 of our College's finest student leaders, recognizing their outstanding leadership abilities and drive to complete community service, as well as providing them with resources and connections for future success in leadership development. 

The Conference is an amazing opportunity to meet students and faculty, hear phenomenal speakers talk about leadership and have a great time (lunch included)!

Students who would like to participate in the Conference can recommend themselves by calling 402-457-2637 or emailing jtullos2@mccneb.edu by Friday, Aug.10. Include your name, student ID number and a brief statement on why you would like to participate in this event.

Microsoft products available for student use

Both Microsoft Office and Windows 7 upgrade may be downloaded for free by current MCC students. Find out more >>

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Green tip

Only 2.5 percent of students who live within two miles of school get there via bicycle. Still, by not taking a bus or a car, those six hundred thousand students are saving almost one hundred thousand gallons of gasoline—a day.-The Green Book

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