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Aug 21
NPCC to cut ribbon on new Learning Commons

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North Platte Community College employees Jeannette Daily and Kim Boyer prepare to welcome students to the new Learning Commons on NPCC's south campus. A ribbon cutting for the Learning Commons has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 28. 

North Platte Community College will officially unveil its new Learning Commons to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Aug. 28. The ceremony will be inside the McDonald-Belton Building on NPCC's south campus, 601 W. State Farm Rd. 

Community members are invited to attend and check out the new space, which merged the college's previous Learning Resource Center with its Student Success Center. The idea was to provide a one-stop shop for all student services.  

Among other things, the Learning Commons features a welcome desk that serves as the central hub for the department. The library, tutoring and other student services line the walls. 

The Learning Commons also boasts new, modern-looking furniture to accommodate groups as well as individuals. Two study rooms with enough seating for up to five students each, have their own TVs for video conferencing. 

There are individual study carrels, charging stations and more seating scattered throughout the area. The colors are grey, lime green and bright blue, which offer a contemporary feel.

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​​​