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June 9

June 9, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC receives grant from Nebraska Arts Council

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College is the recipient of a $5,870 grant from the Nebraska Arts Council. The grant will support the 26th annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow on September 30.

 

Nebraska Arts Council executive director Suzanne Wise commented, “MCC contributes a great deal to advancement of the arts in Omaha. We commend the work being done by organizations such as MCC because the arts are important to the education and quality of life for all Nebraskans.”

 

Each year, the Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow celebrates regional Native American cultures. The powwow features traditional dances, music, artistry, oral history and foods of various tribes across Nebraska and the region. The event is free and open to the public.

 

About the Nebraska Arts Council

The Nebraska Arts Council (NAC), a state agency, provides numerous grants, services and special initiatives that help sustain and promote the arts throughout Nebraska. NAC is supported by the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Nebraska Legislature and Nebraska Endowment for the Arts. To learn more visit artscouncil.nebraska.gov.

 

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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.