Henningsen named MPCC Business Student of the Month

kristine henningsen
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Kristine Henningsen has been selected as Mid-Plains Community College’s Business Student of the Month for April.

Henningsen is from North Platte. She graduated from North Platte High School in 1993 and returned to MPCC as a non-traditional student. She was motivated by the convenience of having the college close to home and her familiarity with it.

“I had previously taken classes from Mid Plains following high school and felt comfortable with the campus,” Henningsen said. “I have really appreciated the support and advice that I have received numerous times from my instructors. Their guidance and help has made going back to school much easier.”

Henningsen is currently pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business with an emphasis in entrepreneurship through MPCC’s online offerings. She is on track to graduate in May of 2025, and after that, hopes to obtain a grant writing certificate.

“My heart and passion is in small business, as I am an owner of a small business already,” Henningsen said. “I’d like to help small businesses and non-profits grow and thrive in our community.”

Henningsen was chosen for the Business Student of the Month recognition by all of MPCC’s business faculty.

“Returning to school as an adult, Kristine has exemplified the ideal student through her dedication, insightful contributions and professionalism in the business program,” her nomination letter reads. “Her outstanding academic performance, coupled with her ability to balance work, family and school obligations, makes Kristine truly deserving of this recognition.”

Outside of school and work, Henningsen enjoys spending time with family, including husband Brandon Raby, and their three French bulldogs.