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MCC to host Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 9
OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host its Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in room 120 of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing on the College’s South Omaha Campus, 2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave. The celebration will feature keynote speaker Stephenie Conley and a posting of the colors by the Omaha South High School JROTC with a reception following the program.
The Veterans Day Celebration is free and open to the public.
About Stephenie Conley
Stephenie Conley is a decorated veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1990 to 1996. She received the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal while serving her country during Operation Desert Storm at Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency.
Following her military service, Stephenie accompanied her active duty Air Force spouse for the remainder of his career, during which she completed her education, earning an associate degree in liberal arts, bachelor’s in secondary education and master’s in curriculum instruction. For 16 years, she has worked as a high school teacher for Bellevue Public Schools.
Additionally, Stephenie has worked as a journalism instructor and student publications adviser and is a nationally certified Master Journalism Educator by the Journalism Education Association. She was selected as the Nebraska High School Press Association Distinguished Adviser in 2021 and is currently the Communicative Arts/Art department chair for Bellevue East High School, which includes journalism, theater, creative writing, pop culture studies, art and forensics (speech).
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 postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.