Grand Opening

College and community to celebrate new opportunities 

What: Grand Opening ceremony for MCC expansion project

When: Friday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m.

Where: Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorenson Parkway, outdoor ampitheater


After years of planning and building, the day has come at Metropolitan Community College to open the doors of the Construction Education Center, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology and the Career and Academic Skills Center. Together we will celebrate this culmination with the community, key contributors and chamber supporters at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Fort Omaha Campus expansion courtyard.
“The Fort Omaha Campus ribbon cutting ceremony represents the culmination of more than seven years of planning and preparation. That accomplishment alone is worth celebrating. But what we especially celebrate as we open these new buildings is the purpose behind all that planning, which is to provide a first class education to empower the potential in people, whether they are right here in the neighborhoods surrounding the Fort Omaha Campus, from greater Omaha or living throughout our four-county area. When potential is unlocked through training and education, families and businesses thrive and our whole region benefits,” said MCC president, Randy Schmaizl.
The College invites attendees to explore the buildings through self-guided tours. As they walk through the CEC, CAET and CASC, they will get a first look at the classrooms, labs, study space and artwork found throughout. Included in the artwork will be 10’ tall traveling art piece that will debut the new marketing campaign for the College. The artwork will eventually make its way to several of the MCC campuses and centers. 
While proceeding through the tour, guests will walk through the open greenspace that is part of the expansion project, and will find a number of brick walkways and benches, making it an ideal space for studying or conversation. What makes this area even more significant are the commemorative bricks found in the walkways and plaques on the benches. These pieces provide an opportunity to celebrate a special friend, family member or MCC alum. Additionally, the bricks and plaques provide support for the Metropolitan Community College Foundation Matching Scholarship Fun. Attendees at the ribbon cutting ceremony may choose to make a lasting tribute of their own through the purchase of a commemorative brick or plaque. 
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