Angela Raby

Area Director of the Center for Enterprise - Staff and Administration /Administration
 Angela Raby Address:
1101 Halligan Drive
Room 302
North Platte, NE
Office Phone: (308) 535-3687
Email: rabya@mpcc.edu

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Angela Raby serves as the Area Director of the Center for Enterprise at Mid-Plains Community College. A proven development professional, she has been instrumental in working with project teams throughout the colleges 18-county service area over the past 6 ½ years to structure grant and private foundation funded, innovative projects. She currently serves on the Mid-Plains United Way Board of Trustees as the President, as the Community Investment Chair for Noon Rotary, 3O8, and for the City of North Platte Tree Board. Her work has been recognized by the state for her efforts in intergovernmental collaboration for the Nebraska Community Improvement Program. Her passion for community and experience in the field continue to spur her community advocacy work for rural Nebraska communities. Angela holds a Bachelors of Natural Resource Management in Environmental Science and a Masters of Applied Science in Community Development-Non-profit Management - both from the University of NE  Lincoln. She is a Certified Contract Trainer and a Certified Economic Modeling Specialist.


M.A.S. Community Development
B.S.N.R. Environmental Studies
Both from University of NE-Lincoln


Management Concepts
Applying for Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements ~ 2010
Managing Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements ~ 2012
Council for Resource Development: Workshops on Fundraising & Grants ~ 2008-2011
LERN Certified Contract Trainer


Community Connections Positive People Award (2005) Nebraska Community Improvement Program, Founders Award for Intergovernmental Partnership (2004) Keep Nebraska Beautiful Gold Standard Award (2000-2008) Keep America Beautiful's President's Circle (2003-2007)

Research / Professional interests

Currently designing a research project to study the impact of the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise on the seven community capitals for rural areas in MPCCs 18-county service area.  I am interested in exploring how our community colleges, and especially the Center for Enterprises non-credit and customized training opportunities, are stabilizing, sustaining and strengthening the rural communities we serve in west-central Nebraska.  I am also keenly interested in enhancing the human and economic capital available to support these communities.  Rural residents play a variety of important roles for their communities.  On-going leadership development coupled with training in various career skillsets will be essential to long term community enhancement.

Committees / Professional Memberships

Academic Quality Improvement Program; National Council on Continuing Education and Training;   Learning Resource Network; Natl Association of Community College Entrepreneurship; NETForce;   NE Economic Developers Association; New Frontiers Development