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Nov 08
MPCC president named to national board

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Mid-Plains Community College President Ryan Purdy will represent MPCC on a national level starting in January. 

Purdy has been selected to serve a three-year term on the American Technical Education Association National Board of Trustees - the ATEA's governing board. 

The ATEA is an autonomous, non-affiliated international association dedicated to excellence in postsecondary technical education. It places an emphasis on professional development and is a driving force behind workforce development as well. 

Dr. Rich Wagner, president of Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minn. and past president of the ATEA, nominated Purdy for the board. 

As one of 16 trustees, Purdy will lead in the creation and implementation of innovative programs that will serve as a foundation for the growth of workforce and economic development strategies for the nation. 

More information about the ATEA can be found at

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​​​