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April 26.

April 26, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

The Arbor Day Foundation designates MCC as a 2015 Tree Campus USA

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College is pleased to announce its designation as a 2015 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
MCC achieved the Tree Campus USA title by meeting five standards: maintaining a tree advisory committee; developing a campus tree-care plan; dedicating annual expenditures toward a campus tree program; observing Arbor Day; and doing a student service-learning project.
A national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, Tree Campus USA honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees using effective forest management and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
The Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota have helped campuses throughout the country plant hundreds of thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested $23 million in campus forest management last year. More information about the program is available at
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at or by visiting us on Facebook, Twitter or our blog.
About Toyota: Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs more than 30,000 in the U.S., and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $600 million to philanthropic programs in the U.S. For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities nationwide, 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.