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Dec 17
Golf tourney yields $10,000 for MPCC scholarships

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MPCC President Ryan Purdy accepts a check for $10,000 from Bill Hoyt, member of the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors. The funds were raised through the Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament in Columbus in September and will be used for scholarships for electrical and engineering students.

Electrical and engineering students at Mid-Plains Community College will benefit from a $10,000 donation. 

The funds were raised during the annual Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament in Columbus in September. 

The Wells Fargo Nebraska Open is endorsed and operated by the Nebraska Section of the PGA and the Nebraska Golf Association and is coordinated by the Nebraska Public Power District.  

Proceeds from the tournament are distributed through the Central Community College Foundation to the five community colleges within NPPD's service area. 

A total of $50,000 was raised this year. MPCC's share will be used to provide scholarships to students pursuing careers in the electrical and engineering fields. 

The golf tournament has generated more than $1.7 million in scholarship money since its inception in 1992. Of that, MPCC has received $341,160.

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