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Feb. 12 2016

Feb. 12, 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

MCC recipient of grants fueling International Fair, South Omaha history

 
OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has received a $4,454 grant award from the Nebraska Arts Council for the 2016 International Fair as well as a $3,000 grant from the City of Omaha for “In Pictures: South Omaha History, Bridging the Past to the Present,” which includes support for the International Fair.
 
The grant award from the NAC supports the International Fair, an event that brings entertainment, fashion and food from around the world to the College’s South Omaha Campus each spring quarter. The free and open event features global displays and entertainment while giving attendees of all ages the chance to experience cultures from around the world.
 
In addition to the NAC grant, the College’s $3,000 grant from the City of Omaha will help create “In Pictures: South Omaha History, Bridging the Past to the Present,” a historical photo display at MCC’s South Omaha Campus that will contribute to student work. The display will expand accessible cultural community education opportunities at the College’s South Omaha Campus. The grant project from the City of Omaha will also be featured at the 2016 International Fair.
 
The 2016 International Fair will take place on April 14 at the South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets.

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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.