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Aug. 18

Aug. 18, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu


United Way of the Midlands Awards $25,000 to MCC Foundation to
fund College Success Navigators

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College Foundation is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from United Way of the Midlands. Thanks to the generosity of the United Way donors, MCC students will have access to additional academic support resources designed to help them achieve their goals.  
 
With this generous support, MCC will be able to enhance our College Success Navigator services, to provide peer mentorship, personal meetings, study groups, group activities and progress reports throughout each quarter. The objective is to encourage student success and retention, help students reach their academic and career aspirations and create a healthy learning environment.
 
“With the help of this grant, MCC is able to build its capacity to participate in the AKSARBEN Career scholarship program,” said Jacqueline Almquist, MCC Foundation executive director. “United Way’s support for this program is greatly appreciated by the College and many students’ lives will change in a positive way, thanks to all who made a contribution.”

 

About United Way of the Midlands


We focus the efforts of many to help our neighbors and stand strong – by addressing basic needs, and fostering success in the classroom and the workplace. www.UnitedWayMidlands.org.

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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.