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Jan. 17

Jan. 17, 2019


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell

Black History Month kick-off Jan. 24 at MCC

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host “Black History Month Kick-off: African Americans as Agents for Social Change-Historical Landscapes, Considering Contemporary Strategies” on Thursday, Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m. inside the Swanson Conference Center at the MCC Institute for the Culinary Arts, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway.
The event will include musical entertainment and a keynote address by Paulette C. Walker, Ph.D., a well-known visionary and dedicated community leader.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Black History Month events at MCC, visit or call Barbara Velazquez at 531-MCC-2253.

About Paulette C. Walker, Ph.D.

Paulette C. Walker, Ph.D., has shown uncompromising commitment to serve for more than 50 years. Retired from the University of South Florida as director of undergraduate programs and internship in the College of Education, her research agenda focused on curriculum and instruction as well as administration and supervision issues in urban schools. Walker is the co-author of “We Can Have Better Urban Schools,” has served as a classroom teacher, middle school and high school counselor, director of counseling, assistant principal and districtwide supervisor of state and federal projects. Walker is also the 25th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.