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. Ms. Raby has been instrumental in working with project teams throughout the colleges 18-county service area over the past four years to structure grant funded innovative projects including Community Based Job training, Workforce Development, and Department of Labor grants. Funding provided the necessary capital to build the quality training available at Mid-Plains Community College. A proven project development professional, Angela consistently grew funds from a variety of grants sources during her tenure in Institutional Advancement. Her experiences helped her to further develop competencies in the areas of research, community and economic analysis, organization, and strategy development.

Ms. Raby holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and will complete her Masters in Community Development in spring of 2013, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her heavy involvement in the North Plattes Nebraska Community Improvement Program, local business and non-profit organizations, and state recognized work in intergovernmental collaboration all spurred her interest in providing quality training and educational programming to sustain and grow rural Nebraska. Angela is an active team member of the Academic Quality Improvement Program as a part of the colleges accreditation process. Additionally, she volunteers as Chair of the City of North Platte Tree Board, as a board member for Mid-Plains United Way, and on the Skate and Create Committee. A mother of two, she dedicates her evenings to family and fitness activities.


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