Southeast Community College received checks worth more than $15,000 Tuesday, proceeds from the 23rd annual Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament held in September.
Gary Thompson, a member of the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors, and Monica Balters, relationship manager at Wells Fargo Bank, presented three checks, each in the amount of $5,200, to representatives from each SCC campus during the regular monthly meeting of SCC’s Board of Governors.
Checks were presented to Bob Morgan, dean of virtual learning/Beatrice Campus director; Bev Harvey, vice president for student services/Lincoln Campus director; and Ed Koster, vice president for technology/Milford Campus director. Kelsey Hajek, a student on SCC’s Beatrice Campus, also took part in the presentation. The money will go into the scholarship fund on each campus.
Thompson thanked Wells Fargo for its ongoing sponsorship of the tournament, the proceeds of which have surpassed $1.25 million in scholarship dollars for students attending five of Nebraska’s community colleges.
“We have a great partnership with Wells Fargo, our title sponsor,” Thompson said. “This is the largest event the Nebraska PGA puts on.”
Balters said SCC has received more than $250,000 from the tournament since it began. A total of $78,000 was raised during this year’s tournament.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 Elk’s Country Club in since 1992.