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Nov. 8

Nov. 8, 2017





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



MCC announces new Veterans Upward Bound program


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has received funding to begin a Veterans Upward Bound program, a national initiative from the U.S. Department of Education. The federal grant totals $263,938 annually for the next five years. The new program falls underneath the TRIO umbrella at MCC and is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for success in postsecondary education. 


The program will offer services such as mentoring, academic instruction, tutoring and more to increase veterans’ enrollment in postsecondary education. Other services include academic, financial and personal advisement and assistance in securing support services. The program will serve veterans in Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties in Nebraska.  


“Metropolitan Community College is perfectly suited and very excited to offer such a program to eligible veterans in the College’s four-county service area,” says Cynthia Gooch-Grayson, associate vice president for equity and diversity. “The goal will be to assist participants in accessing postsecondary education and help first-generation and low income veterans achieve their academic dreams.” 


Individuals interested in becoming a participant in the program can email




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.