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Sept. 27

Sept. 27, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC receives $10,000 donation from Gene Haas Foundation

 

OMAHA, Neb. — The Metropolitan Community College Foundation is the recipient of a $10,000 donation from the Gene Haas Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Haas Automation, an international manufacturing company focused on CNC machine tools. The donation will go towards scholarships for the MCC Precision Machine Technology program, an area of the College that is seeing tremendous growth at the South Omaha Campus with the creation of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing due to open in 2019. 

 

The donation marks the third consecutive year the College has received a contribution from the Gene Haas Foundation, bringing the total to $34,000. In the previous two years, MCC used the funds to offer two $1,500 per quarter scholarships. The College has also used funds from the Gene Haas Foundation to support the Omaha North High School Precision Machine program, a dual enrollment credit program that trains high school students for in-demand careers. To date, approximately 100 Omaha Public Schools students have received funding through the Gene Haas Foundation. 

 

For more information about the MCC Precision Machine Technology program, visit mccneb.edu/precisionmachine.

 

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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.