Explore Visit Apply Donate

SCC accepts $16,000 toward scholarships

NPPD Check Passing2018
From left: Gary Thompson, NPPD Board Chair; Bev Cummins, Lincoln Campus Director; Bob Morgan, Beatrice Campus Director; Mary Harding, NPPD Board; Craig Olsen, Wells Fargo; Maggie Parde, SCC student; and Ed Koster, Milford Campus Director.

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 colleges.

“Nebraska’s economy is so much stronger for what you do,” Harding said.

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.


For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director, Public Information & Marketing