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Nov. 28, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public Relations Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC receives Lincoln Financial Foundation grant to support student conference

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has received a $5,500 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to help support the College’s annual Heartland Student Entrepreneurship Conference. The conference takes place each spring at the Fort Omaha Campus and serves approximately 250 area high school and college students.

 

The conference’s goal is to connect area students to entrepreneurship resources and network to help them launch or grow their entrepreneurial endeavor. The grant will also help support an educator’s workshop and a summer camp designed for entrepreneur teachers and learners.

 

Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.

 

About Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.
 

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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.

 

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