Southeast Community College
received checks for more than $16,000 Tuesday, proceeds from the 22nd
annual Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament held in September.
Gary Thompson, second vice
chairman of the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors, and Monica
Balters, relationship manager at Wells Fargo Bank, presented the checks during
the regular monthly meeting of SCC’s Board of Governors.
“We are proud to be a sponsor and
be able to contribute to scholarships for community colleges throughout the
state,” Balters said.
Three checks, each in the amount
of $5,334, were presented to Bob Morgan, dean of virtual learning/Beatrice
Campus director; Jeanette Volker, vice president for student services/Lincoln
Campus director; and Lyle Neal, vice president for technology/Milford Campus
director. Michaela Parks, a sophomore on SCC’s Beatrice Campus, also took part
in the presentation. The money will go into the scholarship fund on each
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
“You can’t imagine what it means
to us to have Wells Fargo as the main sponsor,” Thompson said. “We raised
another $80,000 this year.”
SCC has received nearly $250,000
from the tournament since it began.
“We know what this means to your organization,” Thompson
said. “It’s a real pleasure for us. We benefit tremendously from your students.
They are a part of the economy of Nebraska.”
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. More than 45
businesses sponsored this year’s event.