Sept. 25

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Sept. 25, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

Media alert: Groundbreaking for MCC expansion today at 3 p.m.

What: Metropolitan Community College will host a groundbreaking ceremony to formally announce the expansion of its South Omaha Campus. The groundbreaking will celebrate the creation of the Automotive Training Center, a $32 million dollar academic facility that will house the Automotive Technology and Auto Collision Technology programs.

When:& Today at 3 p.m.

Where: West parking lot of the South Omaha Campus, 2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave. A reminder that the Q Street bridge is currently under construction. It’s suggested to enter off of L Street using S. 30th Street.

Background: The event begins the second phase of the campus redevelopment project. The first phase, currently underway, involves a $10.5 million dollar renovation that will create a comprehensive Veterans Center, followed by the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The project is funded by College funds and generous donations from the business and philanthropic community, creating a 50:50 public-private partnership.

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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 post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.