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Oct. 25

Oct. 25, 2016


CONTACT: Derek Rayment
Public Relations Specialist, Office of Public Affairs
Veterans Day Celebration at MCC to honor those who have served

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host a Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at the College’s South Omaha Campus inside room 120 of the Industrial Training Center, 27th and Q streets. The event will feature Brigadier General Wendy K. Johnson as the keynote speaker.

MCC information technology instructor and retired Chief Master Sgt. Gary F. Sparks will be the event’s master of ceremonies. Additionally, there will be a POW/MIA presentation and posting of colors by Papillion-La Vista South High School NJROTC. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 531-MCC-4619.

About Brigadier General Wendy K. Johnson
Wendy K. Johnson is the director, joint staff for the Nebraska National Guard. She is responsible for the direction and control of all Nebraska Army and Air National Guard forces for homeland security, civil support capabilities, international affairs and joint force activities, including National Guard Civil Support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities. Prior to receiving her commission, she served as an enlisted member of the Nebraska Air National Guard. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Science from Emporia State University.

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.