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Oct 20
NPCC to offer open house

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Prospective students will have the chance to see everything North Platte Community College has to offer on Halloween. An open house is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Halloween doesn't have to be scary. In fact, North Platte Community College plans to use the holiday to nip fear in the bud and boost confidence by setting prospective students on the path to success. 

An open house is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31 for anyone interested in receiving an in-depth look at the many programs of study the college has to offer. 

"We're just trying to give the public a chance to see everything that's available, but in a different format than a typical campus visit," said Mindy Hope, MPCC area coordinator of recruiting and admissions. "Because it will be Halloween, we're going to play on a superhero theme, which means decorating, dressing up and some activities that should make the day really fun."

Participants will spend time in the department of their choice – meeting with faculty and students and getting an up-close look at what each program entails.

"They will get to hear about financial aid and scholarships and will have an opportunity, if they haven't already, to apply online and work directly with an admissions representative," said Hope. 

Representatives from a variety of other departments will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information about student life, housing, credit transfers and career services among many other topics. 

Campus tours are on the itinerary, and a free lunch will be provided. The final session, which ends at 1:30 p.m., will consist of 30 minutes of fun with NPCC's mascot, current students and Student Life staff, who will provide visitors with a glimpse of campus life.  

Refreshments will be served from 1:30-2 p.m. for anyone who would like to stay and visit with additional staff and faculty. 

There's no fee to participate in the open house, however, RSVPs are required by Oct. 26. They can be submitted online 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​​​