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Aug. 17

Aug. 17, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Full details of MCC’s September lineup of business speakers announced

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Throughout September, Metropolitan Community College will host a Business Leader Speaker Series to allow local leaders successful in their field of work share their stories with the public. All events are $19, include lunch and will be held noon-1 p.m. at MCC North Express, 2112 N. 30th St.

 

“The AOI Way: Culturally Upbound, Nationally Renowned,” on Sept. 13 will feature MCC alum and president of AOI Corporation, Christine Hill. Hill started as a receptionist with AOI, rising through the ranks and finishing her education along the way. She is at the helm of a multi-million-dollar corporation while also being a single mother and an active member of her community.

 

“Reclaimed Life” on Sept. 20 will feature Jason Gilbreath, who left a successful career in banking to strike out on his own. He launched Reclaimed Enterprises, Inc., where he uses recovered materials to create new furniture. Gilbreath will discuss how taking a leap of faith and starting something new paid off for him.

 

Greg Fripp will discuss his nonprofit during “Listen Closely to Whispering Roots” on Sept. 27. Whispering Roots focuses on bringing fresh foods, nutritional education and innovative agricultural techniques through aquaponics. Fripp will share insight on why urban farming is important and what’s next for Whispering Roots.

 

For more information on these events, visit mccneb.edu/businessseries or call 531-MCC-5231.

 

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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