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  • Broadcasting Students Receive Scholarships

    by jamesc  8/22/2014 2:05:35 PM --  LINCOLN – Two Northeast Community College students have earned scholarships from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA). Sophomores Cole Hein, David City, and Dylan Strohl-Yeomans, Taylor, have each been awarded $500 scholarships. The NBA awards a $1,000 scholarship to each of its member schools to be used by students who are studying for careers in the radio/television industry. Northeast became a member of the association in 2013.

  • Northeast HVAC Instructor Among the Nation's Best

    by jamesc  8/22/2014 2:03:22 PM --  NORFOLK – An instructor at Northeast Community College in Norfolk has been recognized with a national honor. Paul Bailey, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) instructor, has been named to HVACclasses.org’s “Ten Top Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Instructors” in the United States.

  • New Academic Dean, Faculty at Northeast Community College

    by jamesc  8/22/2014 2:00:39 PM --  NORFOLK – An associate dean and six instructors have joined the staff this fall at Northeast Community College. They were introduced at the recent Fall In-Service.

  • Northeast Awarded $25,000 JOBS Grant

    by jamesc  8/11/2014 11:10:03 AM --  WISNER – Northeast Community College has been awarded a $25,000 grant that will assist in its on-going efforts in developing a unique curriculum related to workforce training needs. The funds will be used to support implementation of Northeast’s Manufacturing Bootcamp, which is currently being piloted in Cuming County and the surrounding area.

  • Northeast Community College Leaders Attend Industry Credential Conference

    by jamesc  8/8/2014 1:33:17 PM --  KENOSHA, WS – Three Northeast Community College administrators joined more than 125 education and business leaders from across the United States at a national summit aimed at providing insight into a national priority calling for industry-driven credentials.

  • Northeast to Offer New Diversified Manufacturing Certificate

    by jamesc  8/1/2014 12:26:39 PM --  NORFOLK - Manufacturing accounted for 11.8 percent of the gross domestic product in Nebraska in 2011. It not only contributed $11.2 billion to the state’s economy, but it employed 9.8 percent of the workforce. However, according to research by the consulting firm Deloitte, 600,000 manufacturing jobs remain unfilled in the United States because employers cannot find skilled workers. The skills gap and inability to fill positions with qualified candidates witnessed at the national level has not evaded Nebraska - as reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that 2.3 percent of jobs in the Midwest, including Nebraska, remain unfilled. These are statistics that are hard to ignore. In an effort to assist the manufacturing sector in providing qualified and productive workers, Northeast Community College has created a new option to allow students to acquire highly valued skills in an innovative, hands-on learning environment.

  • Northeast Expands Offerings in its IT Program

    by jamesc  7/25/2014 10:47:59 AM --  NORFOLK – A one million dollar investment in the renovation of the Kenneth J. Echtenkamp building on the Norfolk campus of Northeast Community College isn’t the only new addition to the program that is housed there. The College’s information technology (IT) program has been redesigned with more concentrations and a unique “build your own” degree. “This is such an exciting time for all of us. Along with the renovated building, classroom configuration, and new equipment, the most important aspect is the students,” said Gigi Simonsen, information technology instructor. “We feel with the dedicated staff, new learning environment and high-quality instruction, our students will be more competitive in today’s job market.”

  • The Safest Place in Siouxland

    by jamesc  7/25/2014 10:42:55 AM --  A bicycle safety clinic, sponsored by the South Sioux City Optimist Club, was among the many activities during a Public Safety Day recently at Northeast Community College’s extended campus in South Sioux City. Approximately 200 people also had the opportunity to view equipment and visit with representatives from a number of Siouxland area agencies during the event.

  • Construction Continues on New Applied Technology Building

    by jamesc  7/24/2014 4:39:31 PM --  Lyle Kathol, dean of applied technology at Northeast Community College (left), visits with Dr. Michael Chipps, college president, during a tour of Northeast’s new Applied Technology building.

  • Changes Coming to Northeast Programs

    by jamesc  7/14/2014 2:35:10 PM --  NORFOLK – Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Education have been mainstay programs at Northeast Community College. But beginning this fall, additional degree options in the programs will be added to the curriculum.

  • Northeast PBL Students Earn National Honors

    by jamesc  7/11/2014 9:31:25 AM --  NASHVILLE, TN – Several members of Northeast Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter earned honors recently at the organization’s National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN. Overall, Nebraska PBL produced 52 Top Ten finishes, the most ever. The finish also placed the Nebraskans in second place among all of the states attending.

  • Northeast To Add Several New Health and Wellness Programs

    by jamesc  7/11/2014 9:28:37 AM --  NORFOLK – Northeast Community College will add several new programs and concentrations through its health and wellness division beginning this fall. The new programs include an expansion in the health and wellness transfer concentrations of athletic training – associate of science degree (AS); exercise science (AS); pre-dietetics (AS); and physical education teacher – associate of arts degree.

  • Northeast Ag Instructor Takes Part in Water Sciences Day

    by jamesc  7/1/2014 8:38:24 AM --  LINDSAY – A member of the faculty at Northeast Community College was among several agriculture educators to take part in a water resource professional development program, sponsored by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

  • Karella is Recognized by APTA

    by jamesc  6/27/2014 10:30:49 AM --  NORFOLK – A member of the faculty at Northeast Community College has received national recognition. Tere Karella has been awarded Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant by the American Physical Therapy Association. The recognition was bestowed on Karella at the association’s annual conference earlier this month in Charlotte, NC.

  • Northeast Instructors Receive Warm Velkommen in Scandinavian Country

    by jamesc  6/26/2014 10:26:44 AM --  NORFOLK – Since Northeast Community College instituted global educational opportunities as one of its eight institutional priorities, several students, faculty and staff have had experiences of not only learning and understanding other cultures, they have grown personally as well. Three Northeast instructors are the latest to experience a real world culture first-hand by traveling to a distant land. Brian Anderson, broadcasting instructor, Cara Hoehne, business instructor, and Kate Trindle, history/geography instructor, traveled to Denmark this spring to teach at Aarhus Business College in Aarhus, Denmark. “The trip to Aarhus was an amazing experience, both culturally and educationally,” Anderson said. “Our hosts provided us with a great mix of both that helped us bring those experiences back to our students and classrooms.”

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