Community College received checks worth more than $15,000 Tuesday, proceeds
from the 24th annual Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament held
Thompson and Mary Harding, members 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.
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. Megan Beaner,
president of the Lincoln Campus Student Senate, also took part in the
presentation. The money will go into the scholarship fund on each campus.
thanked Wells Fargo for its ongoing sponsorship of the tournament, the proceeds
of which have surpassed $1.3 million in scholarship money 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.”
received more than $260,000 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 Columbus
since 1992. More than 50 businesses sponsored this year’s event, with many
participating in an 18-hole scramble with professional golfers.