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  • ESU 8 Awarded Grant to Update Links to Northeast Community College

    by jamesc  4/11/2014 11:26:00 AM --  NELIGH – Educational Service Units (ESUs) in Northeast and North Central Nebraska have been awarded a grant to further their distance learning capabilities. USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul visited Neligh recently to present officials of ESU #8 a certificate recognizing the $287,442 grant to upgrade its distance learning equipment between 30 schools and Northeast Community College. It is part of $1.2 million in funding awarded to several ESUs in the state.

  • Cox, McIntosh Honored for Civic Contributions

    by jamesc  4/4/2014 10:48:51 AM --  NORFOLK – Two Norfolk men with longtime ties to Northeast Community College have been recognized for their civic contributions. Dr. Robert Cox, former president, and J. Paul McIntosh, former member of the Board of Governors, were recognized at this week’s annual banquet of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce. Both men currently serve on the Northeast Community College Foundation Board.

  • Northeast Community College to Construct New Residence Hall

    by jamesc  3/13/2014 4:25:37 PM --  NORFOLK - Northeast Community College will proceed with plans to address an on-going student housing shortage on its Norfolk campus. At a meeting of the College Board of Governors Thursday, it was announced that Northeast will construct a new residence hall near two existing residence halls and two student apartments.

  • Northeast Community College Releases 2013 Grad Employment Report

    by jamesc  3/13/2014 4:22:43 PM --  NORFOLK - The numbers are in and continue to show that large numbers of Northeast Community College students choose to find employment in Nebraska after graduation. Terri Heggemeyer, director of career services at Northeast, presented the 2013 Graduate Employment Report to the Northeast Board of Governors Thursday at its regular monthly meeting. The report shows that 97 percent of 2013 Northeast graduates either found jobs or continued their education. Of the graduates who found employment following graduation, 83 percent of them gained employment in their field of study.

  • Northeast Community College to Institute Tobacco-Free Policy

    by jamesc  3/11/2014 1:43:42 PM --  NORFOLK – In recent years, the number of higher education institutions adopting policies which prohibit smoking or tobacco use anywhere on their property has grown dramatically. Effective August 1, 2014, Northeast Community College will modify is smoke-free policy to a tobacco-free policy.

  • Isloated Incident on Norfolk Campus

    by jamesc  3/3/2014 5:45:09 PM --  NORFOLK – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports an “isolated incident” occurred Monday afternoon on the Northeast Community College campus in Norfolk. Three students in the parking lot of the Northeast Utility Line building were approached by an armed man in a car as the students were leaving their vehicle. No one was hurt. The man left the parking lot and local law enforcement was contacted. The matter remains under investigation.

  • Northeast Community College Adds Value to the Region

    by jamesc  2/28/2014 10:17:38 AM --  NORFOLK – New data confirms that Northeast Community College has a major economic impact on the 20 counties in its service area. A study by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) for the College shows that Northeast Community College adds $232.5 million annually to its 20-county service area’s economy. The study took into account $200 million in student productivity, plus the combined effects of spending each year by the College which totals $31.9 million, and by students who relocate to Northeast’s service area which has a $561,400 impact. The total effect for Fiscal Year 2012-13 amounted to approximately 3.8% of the Northeast service area’s total Gross Regional Product.

  • International Students Meet with Northeast President

    by jamesc  2/28/2014 9:57:20 AM --  Nathan Zopoula, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, (center) presents a gift to Dr. Michael Chipps, president of Northeast Community College following a meeting this week between members of Northeast’s international student community, Chipps and Dr. Karen Severson, vice president of student services.

  • Northeast Community College and Bellevue University Sign Partnership Agreement

    by jamesc  2/18/2014 4:56:45 PM --  NORFOLK – Northeast Nebraska residents will soon have the opportunity to take additional college level courses through a new articulation agreement between Northeast Community College and Bellevue University. The presidents of the two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Tuesday on Northeast’s campus in Norfolk that will allow Bellevue University to offer upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses and programs for constituents in the Northeast Community College service area with a primary focus on non-traditional working adults.

  • Northeast Names IT Building After Echtenkamp

    by jamesc  2/18/2014 4:47:16 PM --  NORFOLK – Ken Echtenkamp’s name is synonymous with education in Northeast Nebraska. In addition to being a teacher, an administrator, and superintendent of two school districts, the West Point man served as business manager of one of the predecessor institutions to Northeast Community College and was a longtime member of the College’s board of governors. On Tuesday, Northeast named its new information technology (IT) building after Echtenkamp, whose tenure with the College spanned over 35-years. The Northeast Board of Governors approved the $1.1 renovation of the former Broadcasting/Electronics building into its new IT showcase facility in 2012.

  • Pohlman Retires After 45 Years at Northeast

    by jamesc  2/14/2014 9:59:30 AM --  NORFOLK – It is not uncommon to hear applause and a few shouts of congratulations at a college graduation or a similar event. But at each nurse pinning ceremony at Northeast Community College over the past 40 years, a standing ovation has been a common occurrence for one person in particular – Shirley Pohlman.

  • Couple Contributes $25,000 to Northeast O'Neill Capital Campaign

    by jamesc  2/7/2014 1:14:08 PM --  O’NEILL – Ron and Vicki Cork of O’Neill understand the value of a college education and have given of their time and treasure to see that the residents of North Central Nebraska have the same opportunities they had early in their marriage.

  • Northeast Community College Welcomes Tejas Tublar

    by jamesc  1/31/2014 11:20:39 AM --  LINCOLN – The president and a member of the board of governors of Northeast Community College are welcoming the announcement that a Texas company will be investing millions of dollars to bring a new major manufacturing plant to Norfolk. “We are pleased that Tejas Tubular will be investing both human and financial capital in our 20 county service area, said Dr. Michael Chipps, president of Northeast. “ Our college will be here to assist Tejas in any way possible to more than just meet their educational and workforce training needs.”

  • Chipps Testifies In Favor of LB 917

    by jamesc  1/30/2014 4:27:03 PM --  LINCOLN – The president of Northeast Community College appeared before the Nebraska Legislature’s Executive Board Thursday, speaking in favor of a bill that would allow a portion of land on the Norfolk Regional Center (NRC) campus to be donated to the College.

  • Flamig to Serve as Northeast Regional Coordinator in Hartington

    by jamesc  1/24/2014 11:02:48 AM --  HARTINGTON – The K-12 principal at Hartington Public Schools has been hired as the new part-time regional coordinator for Northeast Community College in the Cedar County community. Russell Flamig will begin his new duties this summer. The Hartington Board of Education accepted his resignation Monday night.

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