Southeast Community College received three checks totaling $15,000 on Dec. 14, proceeds from the 30th annual Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament held Sept. 10-12 in Columbus.
Nebraska Public Power District Board of Director Gary Thompson presented the checks. Each of SCC's Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses received $5,000 to go toward their scholarship funds. Braeden Perkins, Lincoln Campus Student Senate president, accepted the checks on behalf of SCC during the regular monthly meeting of the SCC Board.
Proceeds from the annual tournament have surpassed $1.8 million in scholarship money for students attending five community colleges within NPPD's service territory. SCC has received approximately $350,000 from the tournament since it began. This year's proceeds totaled $76,000.
Endorsed and administered by the Nebraska Section of the PGA and the Nebraska Golf Association, the tournament is coordinated by the NPPD and has been held at the Elks Country Club in Columbus since 1992.