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Aug. 17, 2016
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Business council awards MCC instructor prestigious teaching award

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s Liliana Petersen is the recipient of the Midwestern Council for Business Schools and Programs 2016 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs recognizes individuals annually from each of its 10 regions who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.
“Liliana is an excellent instructor who has developed strong and supportive professional relationships with students on-campus and online,” said Daryl Hansen, dean of Business & Human Services at MCC. “She has been a strong leader in entrepreneurship academically and in extracurricular activities.”
Petersen was honored at the 2016 ACBSP Annual Conference in Atlanta. She teaches entrepreneurship and management courses at MCC. She also serves as a representative of the department to the Academic Council and has served as the Business program’s co-champion to ACBSP.


About the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP is a leading specialized business accreditation association with a global and diverse membership. Public, private, Historically-Black, faith-based, and multi-campus colleges and universities are represented in the more than 1,200 campuses in membership with ACBSP. Individual members on these campuses exceed 12,000.


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.