Aug. 9

Aug. 9, 2018





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile


MCC Gateway to College receives national award 


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s Gateway to College program is a recipient of the 2018 Gateway Graduation Achievement award, an award given by the Gateway to College National Network. The award was given at the Gateway National Conference in Portland, Oregon in July and recognizes programs that have strong graduation rates.


“The award highlights the momentum that our program is gaining since coming to Omaha in 2010,” said Will Smith, student resource specialist at MCC Gateway to College. “It also shows that we are putting in the necessary work to make sure we are getting our students graduated. Some of our students have many barriers and obstacles to overcome and we are incredibly proud to help so many of them graduate the program.”


MCC Gateway to College is a dual enrollment high school diploma completion program that gives disengaged students or students at-risk of dropping out of high school an opportunity to re-engage in education. The program also gives students a pathway to pursue their postsecondary education and career goals with MCC’s associate degree and certificate programs. To learn more about the Gateway to College program at MCC, visit




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.