Southeast Community College received checks worth $16,000 on
Nov. 20, proceeds from the 27th annual Wells Fargo Nebraska Open
golf tournament held in September.
Gary Thompson, chairman of the Nebraska Public Power
District Board of Directors; Mary Harding, a member of the NPPD Board; and
Craig Olsen, Ag Industry specialist for Wells Fargo Bank, presented three
checks to Beatrice Campus student Maggie Parde during the regular monthly
meeting of SCC’s Board of Governors. The money will go into the scholarship
fund on each of SCC’s three campuses: Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford.
Parde, from Adams, is Student Senate president, Phi Theta
Kappa vice president, and was a member of SCC’s volleyball team. She has
applied to the Practical Nursing program at Beatrice.
Proceeds from the golf tournament have surpassed $1.5 million
in scholarship money for students attending five of Nebraska’s community
“Nebraska’s economy is so much stronger for what you do,”
Wells Fargo has been the title sponsor for many years. SCC
has received approximately $314,000 from the tournament since it began. A total
of $80,000 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 Columbus since 1992. More than 50
businesses sponsored this year’s event, with many participating in an 18-hole
scramble with professional golfers.