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Inside Story for Friday, June 27, 2008

Red Cross Blood Drive at Elkhorn Valley

The Elkhorn Valley Campus is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gallery. The need for donors is great, especially over the summer. Donating only takes about an hour and is one of the kindest gifts you can make to our community. The gift of blood is the gift of life. To sign up to donate, contact Larry Lindberg at ext. 1312.

Mileage Increase Announced

The Internal Revenue Service announced an increase in the mileage rate for the final six months of 2008. Therefore, effective July 1, 2008, the College will reimburse employees for business use of their personal autos at the new rate of 58.5 cents per mile.

Don Wagner Awards Presented at June Board of Governors Meeting

wagner award winner
At the June 24 meeting, the MCC Board of Governors presented the Don Wagner Leadership and Service Award to the Pegler family and Ed Shada for their leadership and assistance to MCC and the community. The Peglers were recognized for their commitment and support of culinary arts education. Shada was recognized for his efforts in this year's Homeless Connect Omaha, in which MCC nursing students provided medical care. The award honors late Board of Governors member Don Wagner.

Date Set for 2009 Graduation

Graduation is set for 2009 for May 9, 2 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium. Mark your calendars and note the information for staff and students. More information for students regarding graduation can be found at www.mccneb.edu/graduation.

MCC Employee Wins Logo Design Contest


Michaela Krug's winning design for the Council Bluff's First Night event was unveiled Thursday at a press conference at Council Bluff's City Hall. Krug's design was selected from five entries

."It was a very hard decision. Each of the entries embodied the idea and feel of the event," the review committee said. Krug's design, including the new pedestrian bridge, "invites residents from both Council Bluffs and Omaha to the celebration, and the bright, vibrant colors depict the anticipation and excitement building up to the First Night event." Finalists were invited to exhibit their work during the First Night celebration. Krug, a graphic designer at MCC, is very excited and honored to be selected.

"My goal in creating this logo was to incorporate the 2009 theme of ‘Connections.' I chose to include the Bayliss Park fountain and the pedestrian bridge in the background. I hope to see everyone at this year's First Night celebration!" she said.

Staff Directory Updates

New Employees
Sherry McLochlin, Line Cook, FOC Bldg 10, 457-2758

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