April 27.

April 27, 2017





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



Student winners from MCC’s Night of Entrepreneur Competitions announced


OMAHA, Neb. — A total of $5,500, plus scholarships were awarded to student winners at Metropolitan Community College’s Night of Entrepreneur Competitions Monday at the South Omaha Campus. The competition featured contests that tested each student’s creativity, big ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. The contests were sponsored by The Lincoln Financial Foundation.


The winners are listed below:


Big Idea Essay - High School Division
1st Place: Max Cvitanov - Millard Entrepreneur Academy
2nd Place: Hannah Tieman - Millard Entrepreneur Academy
3rd Place: Ben King - Millard Entrepreneur Academy

Big Idea Essay - College Division
1st Place: Buf Reynolds - MCC Fashion Design program
2nd Place: Hannah Bythrow - MCC Entrepreneurship program
3rd Place: Sheri Potter - MCC Culinary Arts program

Elevator Pitch - High School Division
1st Place: Catelynn Neville - Millard Entrepreneur Academy
2nd Place: Mary Frerichs - Millard Entrepreneur Academy

3rd Place: Caryn Jones - Millard Entrepreneur Academy

Elevator Pitch - College Division
1st Place: Eduardo Gardea - MCC Business Transfer student
2nd Place: Tristan Nelson - MCC Entrepreneurship program
3rd place: Aura Rincon - MCC Entrepreneurship program

Blue Sky Fund
1st Place: Matthew Miller - Omaha Virtual Reality - MCC Information Technology program
2nd Place: Sheri Potter - Profit Source Restaurant Consulting - MCC Culinary Arts program
3rd Place: Kylie Cullen - Zion Intimates - MCC Entrepreneurship program


For more information about MCC’s Entrepreneurship program, visit




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.