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7:00 PMMCC’s Fire Science Technology Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Jeff Strawn 

Jeff Strawn, MCC Fire Science Coordinator & Instructor reviews the scope of Metro’s Fire Science Technology Program. He explains how students complete general education requirements and receive real-world fire training experience from industry professionals, prepared to seek out jobs nationwide. Also discussed is MCC's unique Fireteen Safety Skills Boot Camp - hands-on fire science training in first aid, CPR, and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Participants also receive basic fire safety concepts and the use of a fire extinguisher.


MCC's Information Technology

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Tom Pensabene, Jan Rowe

Tom Pensabene, Ph.D. - MCC Dean, Information Technology & E-Learning and Jan Rowe, MCC Information Technology Instructor discuss changes to INFO course offerings - Hybrid courses combine classroom learning with a significant online component. They also discussed Critical Facilities Management program. This program will prepare students to manage and operate an organization either on site or remotely.


Omaha Women’s Fund

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Michelle Zych 

Michelle Zych, Executive Director explains the goal of the Omaha Women's Fund is to enable women to achieve full partnership in the Omaha community. She explains that women are still at a disadvantage in the workplace, housing, financial literacy, economic self-sufficiency and domestic violence. The core effort of the Women's Fund is research to identify solutions and lead change on behalf of women and girls.


Hope Center for Kids

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Pastor Ty Schenzel, Pastor Ed King

Pastor Ty Schenzel, Executive Director and Pastor Ed King, Youth Development Coordinator discuss how Hope Center for Kids is transforming North Omaha by inspiring hope in the hearts and minds of children. They explain their vision for strong, intelligent young men and women in North Omaha by instilling in them hope to combat peer pressure, graduate from high school and college, and hope that their lives have extraordinary meaning.


Omaha Street School

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: John Parsons and  Shelley Pool 

John Parsons, Founder & Executive Director and Shelley Pool, Director of Education discuss the inspiration, founding and success of the Omaha Street School as it continues to be a final option for troubled youth to complete their high school education.


7:30 PMOmaha Community Foundation

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Sara Boyd

President and chief operating officer Sara Boyd explains the role of the Omaha Community Foundation and how it has grown to include more than 1000 donors serving the needs of over 3000 nonprofits, initiatives and funds throughout greater Omaha and southwest Iowa.


Yo Sueño… I Dream

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Juan M. Izaguirre, MS, Ed.

Juan Izaguirre, Director, Multicultural Affairs, Florida Atlantic University, discusses his childhood and education in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the challenges of being raised as a Latino in the Midwest. He emphasizes the formative importance of family and religion. He presents his positive message of opportunity and success for Latinos in America.

 


Mu Gamma Gamma, Criminal Justice

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: John Whalen, Matthew Guzman, Thomas Grothe

John Whalen, Criminal Justice instructor, discusses MCC's Criminal Justice program. Students Matthew Guzman and Thomas Grothe discuss their experiences and aspirations as well as their activities in Mu Gamma Gamma, the MCC chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association, Lambda Alpha Epsilon.


Nebraska Historic Storytelling

 Host: Kent Pavelka  Guest: Cherrie Beam-Clarke

Cherrie Beam-Clarke, native Nebraskan and Nebraska Historic Storyteller reprises her role as pioneer Mariah Monahan.Cherrie tells captivating stories depicting Nebraska life from 1860 to 1895 including discussion about Christmas on the prairie, dealing with injuries, prairie fires, rattlesnake bites, harvesting Nebraska "coal," living on cornmeal, and the harsh, endless monotonous labor of pioneer life. These entertaining and educational excerpts are from Beam-Clarke's live presentations, "Promise in a New Land," "The Courage to Continue," and "Grit 'n Gumption."


MCC's Bridge to Success

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Monica Beasley, Maurice Kimsey and Lucy Chung

Monica Beasley, MCC Program Coordinator; Maurice Kimsey, Senior at University of Nebraska at Omaha and Lucy Chung, Junior at North High School discuss MCC's Bridge to Success Program which allows high school students to enroll in courses designed to promote student success by enhancing study skills and exposing them to college curriculum and resources.


8:00 PMYouth Emergency Services, Omaha

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Mary Fraser Meints, Crystal Sena, Domanyk

Mary Fraser Meints, Executive Director, and Crystal Sena, Case Manager, discuss the work of Youth Emergency Services, (YES Omaha), a non-profit agency that works with troubled youth. Domanyk relates her first-hand experience working with YES, and the life-changing benefits she received.


Into Possession of Myself: An Hour with Pippa Whit

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Pippa White

Pippa White presents an entertaining and interesting hour with samples of her one-woman storytelling shows. Based on formative American historical events, her lively and engaging presentations impart facts and insight to homesteaders, immigrants, and reformers.


The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central:High School Baske

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Steve Marantz, Kevin Buckner

Steve Marantz, Omaha Central Alum and Author and Kevin Buckner, Omaha Central Alum and basketball player discuss Steve's book - The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball in the Racial Divide of '68 and how an American high school was united by basketball and torn apart by the drama of civil rights in 1968.


8:30 PMMCC’s South Express Center

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Patrick Boyle, Sue Raftery

Patrick Boyle, Workplace Skills Director  and Sue Raftery Dean of Literacy and Workplace Skills discuss MCC Express a mini-campus located in Vinton Square (South Omaha) where students have easy access to educational resources.


Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, 2013

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: David Brown

David Brown, President & CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce discusses economic development in the greater Omaha area, trends, and Prosper Omaha, "a bold, new campaign aimed at ensuring prosperity not just for some - but for all."


MCC’s Career Services

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Monique M. Cribbs, M.S.

Monique Cribbs, MCC's Career Services Coordinator, discusses how the Career Center helps students identify their work interests and connect with potential employers using the Nebraska Works web site. Monique explains the mission of Career Services and how she connects students, faculty, and employers.


9:00 PMOmaha Community Foundation

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Sara Boyd

President and chief operating officer Sara Boyd explains the role of the Omaha Community Foundation and how it has grown to include more than 1000 donors serving the needs of over 3000 nonprofits, initiatives and funds throughout greater Omaha and southwest Iowa.


The Game Plan: The Nebraska Sports Council

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Dave Mlnarik

Dave Mlnarik, Executive Director NE Sports Council discusses the Live Well Nebraska team wellness program and the Cornhusker State Games.

 


MCC's Washington County Technology Center

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Todd Hansen and Robert Boyer 

Todd Hansen, Executive Director, MCC Fremont Center & Washington County Technology Center and Robert Boyer, Process Operations Technology Instructor discuss how students prepare for entry-level employment and advancement opportunities as technical professionals in process plants and power plants.


Restoration Exchange Omaha

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Kristine Gerber and Nicole Malone

Kristine Gerber and Nicole Malone discuss the merger of Restore Omaha, Landmarks Inc., and Omaha Urban Neighborhoods and the effort to preserve and restore older homes, businesses and neighborhoods. They also discuss the annual Restore Omaha conference held at the Metro Community College South Omaha Campus.


9:30 PMMCC’s Fire Science Technology Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Jeff Strawn 

Jeff Strawn, MCC Fire Science Coordinator & Instructor reviews the scope of Metro’s Fire Science Technology Program. He explains how students complete general education requirements and receive real-world fire training experience from industry professionals, prepared to seek out jobs nationwide. Also discussed is MCC's unique Fireteen Safety Skills Boot Camp - hands-on fire science training in first aid, CPR, and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Participants also receive basic fire safety concepts and the use of a fire extinguisher.


MCC's Information Technology

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Tom Pensabene, Jan Rowe

Tom Pensabene, Ph.D. - MCC Dean, Information Technology & E-Learning and Jan Rowe, MCC Information Technology Instructor discuss changes to INFO course offerings - Hybrid courses combine classroom learning with a significant online component. They also discussed Critical Facilities Management program. This program will prepare students to manage and operate an organization either on site or remotely.


Omaha Women’s Fund

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Michelle Zych 

Michelle Zych, Executive Director explains the goal of the Omaha Women's Fund is to enable women to achieve full partnership in the Omaha community. She explains that women are still at a disadvantage in the workplace, housing, financial literacy, economic self-sufficiency and domestic violence. The core effort of the Women's Fund is research to identify solutions and lead change on behalf of women and girls.


Hope Center for Kids

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Pastor Ty Schenzel, Pastor Ed King

Pastor Ty Schenzel, Executive Director and Pastor Ed King, Youth Development Coordinator discuss how Hope Center for Kids is transforming North Omaha by inspiring hope in the hearts and minds of children. They explain their vision for strong, intelligent young men and women in North Omaha by instilling in them hope to combat peer pressure, graduate from high school and college, and hope that their lives have extraordinary meaning.


Omaha Street School

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: John Parsons and  Shelley Pool 

John Parsons, Founder & Executive Director and Shelley Pool, Director of Education discuss the inspiration, founding and success of the Omaha Street School as it continues to be a final option for troubled youth to complete their high school education.


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