Sept. 2

Sept. 2, 2020 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

Contact: 

Derek Rayment 

Public and Media Relations Manager 

402-960-0697, cell 

darayment@mccneb.edu 

 

MCC receives $60,000 grant from Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation 

 

OMAHA, Neb. - Metropolitan Community College is the recipient of a $60,000 grant from the Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation. The award will be used for career academy scholarships, tutors and classroom equipment for Automotive Technology, Auto Collision Technology and Diesel Technology students.  

 

“This generous grant will go directly to students, helping them earn a degree in a career field that is in high demand,” said Scott Broady, associate dean-Industrial and Automotive Technology. “With scholarships and state-of-the-art equipment as a result of this grant and other generous donors, students at MCC can graduate with little to no debt and move into a job that pays well and gives them a fulfilling career.” 

 

The grant will further bolster the curriculum and classroom settings at the new Automotive Training Center, a new two-story academic building that will be finished in 2021 at the South Omaha Campus. Additionally, the $60,000 grant will be used for scholarships in the MCC Career Academy, a program that allows high school juniors and seniors to get a start on their postsecondary education.  

 

About the Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation 

The Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation is the charitable division of the Nebraska New Car and Truck Dealers Association. The foundation was formed in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, capable of receiving tax deductible contributions to provide the funding for charitable and educational activities to enhance the automotive industry in Nebraska. 

 

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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.