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Sep 10
MPCC to host community input sessions


Mid-Plains Community College wants to be the first choice in the region – for education, partnerships, employers and employees. 

It can't do it alone. That's why MPCC is planning a series of community input sessions to gather ideas from its 18-county service area that it can use to develop a 2019-22 Strategic Plan. 

The public is invited to attend and share suggestions, including those for possible collaborations. MPCC wants to hear about the needs of its service area as well as opportunities to work hand-in-hand with schools, businesses and other organizations. 

"We know that partnerships and collaboration are key to the vibrancy of our rural economy," said Tad Pfeifer, the college's area director of Institutional Effectiveness. "MPCC can play an integral role in tying together the individuals and organizations that are seeking to make their lives and their communities better through opportunities for higher education, community and economic development. We are hoping to see new faces and hear new ideas at these meetings in our communities." 

The first community input session is scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at MPCC's campus in Broken Bow, 2520 S. E St. 

Additional community input sessions are planned for: 

  • Sept. 26 – 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CT), MPCC Valentine Campus
  • Oct. 9 - 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CT), North Platte Community College North Campus, W.W. Wood Building, Room 204
  • Oct. 10 - 5:30-6:30 p.m. (MT), MPCC Ogallala Campus
  • Oct. 23 - 5:30-6:30 p.m. (CT), McCook Community College Student Union
  • Oct. 24 - 5:30-6:30 p.m. (MT) MPCC Imperial Campus 

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​