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Sept. 18

Sept. 18, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC to host grand opening for $90 million Fort Omaha Campus expansion

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host a grand opening celebration for three new buildings on the Fort Omaha Campus on Friday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the outdoor amphitheater on the south end of the Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. The event will feature remarks from College, state and local leaders, as well as tours of each of the new buildings. 

 

The grand opening highlights a new era of investing in students and communities via the Fort Omaha Campus, which includes new, innovative approaches to learning in the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, the Construction Education Center and the Career and Academic Skills Center. The $90 million project is a public/private partnership designed to build a strong regional workforce, keep higher education close to home and respond to area business trends. In the new centers, students will learn the skills for today’s jobs, prepare them for tomorrow’s jobs and provide them with resources and opportunities for a lifetime of learning. 

 

“The Fort Omaha Campus grand opening celebration represents the culmination of more than seven years of planning and preparation. That accomplishment is worth celebrating. But what we especially celebrate as we open these new buildings is the purpose behind all that planning, which is to provide a first class education to empower the potential in people, whether they are right here in the neighborhoods surrounding the Fort Omaha Campus, from greater Omaha or living throughout our four-county area. When potential is unlocked through training and education, families and businesses thrive and our whole region benefits,” said MCC president Randy Schmailzl.

 

MCC asks that guests park on the south end of campus or on the north end of campus, where shuttles will provide transportation to the amphitheater. The grand opening celebration is free and open to the public. 

 

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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.