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Oct 27
NPPD donates $15,600 toward MPCC scholarships

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Mid-Plains Community College President Ryan Purdy receives a check for $15,600 from Larry Linstrom, first vice chairman of the NPPD Board of Directors, on Wednesday night during a MPCC Board of Governors meeting. The check was presented to MPCC to be used for scholarships for students pursuing careers in the engineering and electrical fields.

Mid-Plains Community College received a check for $15,600 from the Nebraska Public Power District on Wednesday night. 

The money will be split equally between McCook Community College and North Platte Community College and used for scholarships for students pursuing careers in the engineering and electrical fields. 

Larry Linstrom, first vice chairman of the NPPD Board of Directors, made the presentation during a MPCC Board of Governors meeting. 

The funds were raised during the Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament in September. It was the 25th year NPPD coordinated the tournament. 

The event has raised a cumulative total of just over $1.4 million for community college students in NPPD's service area through the years. The total received by MPCC over the life of the tournament has been $282,510. 

"Hundreds of students have had their tuition paid as a result of this tournament," said Linstrom. "Nebraska's economy is stronger because of the education provided by the community college system, and NPPD is stronger for having hired many of these graduates. The tournament is a great way to pair business and education to get results."

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​​​