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Sept. 5

Sept. 5, 2017





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



Fremont Area Community Foundation awards MCC Foundation $25,000 grant


OMAHA, Neb. — The Metropolitan Community College Foundation is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Fremont Area Community Foundation. The grant will help fund tools needed to teach students enrolled in the Fremont Area Diesel Academy, a program open to Fremont area junior and senior level high school students. 


The Fremont Area Diesel Academy helps students earn both high school and college credit while gaining valuable industry skills. With the support of the Fremont Area Community Foundation, MCC will acquire tools to be used in the classroom at Fremont High School.  


“The Fremont Area Diesel Academy advances our shared priorities to support activities which provide educational benefits in Fremont,” said Todd Hansen, executive director of MCC’s Fremont Center. “Our current high school career academies and advisory boards work closely with local employers and organizations to provide industry-relevant training programs.”


“We are pleased to support this innovative educational opportunity for our area youth,” said Melissa Diers, executive director of the Fremont Area Community Foundation. “Preparing our young people for success in life and vocation, ideally right here at home, is vital for a successful community. We are happy to be a partner in the collaborative effort to bring this program to the Fremont area.”


About the Fremont Area Community Foundation

The mission of the Fremont Area Community Foundation is to support activities which provide civic improvement, educational, health and recreation, social services, or arts and cultural benefits to Fremont, Nebraska and its surrounding communities. 


About Metropolitan Community College Foundation

The MCC Foundation advances Metropolitan Community College's mission by creating community awareness, building and nurturing meaningful relationships and connecting community partners with giving opportunities that fulfill their philanthropic objectives. Established in 1977 as a separate, not-for-profit, IRS 501(c)3 corporation with the purpose of advancing the work of MCC.




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.