April 7

April 7, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

MCC to host Cinco de Mayo celebration

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will hold its 17th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Wednesday, May 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 120 of the Industrial Training Center at the South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets. The keynote speaker will be Reyna Grande, an award-winning novelist and memoirist.

As part of the festivities, guests will enjoy a lunch from El Aguila Mexican Restaurant and entertainment by the Mexican Dance Academy of Nebraska.

“Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity to celebrate the warm ties between Mexico and the United States. We recognize the countless contributions of Mexican-Americans, whose hard work and strong character continue to strengthen communities across our nation,” said Barbara Velázquez, coordinator of international and intercultural education at MCC.

Reservations can be made by calling 531-MCC-5231. Reservations for the event will close April 20 or when capacity is reached. General admission for the event is $15, while MCC student admission is $10. For more information, contact Velázquez at or at 531-MCC-2253.


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.