NPPD gives more than $15,000 to SCC

NPPD Check Passing 2015
Representatives from the Nebraska Public Power District and Wells Fargo Bank presented checks to Southeast Community College during Tuesday’s Board of Governors meeting. The money is SCC’s share from proceeds from the 24th Annual Nebraska Open Golf Tournament played in September. From left: Gary Thompson and Mary Harding, members of NPPD’s Board of Directors; Ed Koster, vice president for technology/Milford Campus director; Bev Harvey, vice president for student services/Lincoln Campus director; President Dr. Paul Illich; Bob Morgan, dean of virtual learning/Beatrice Campus director; Kathy Boellstorff, Board chairperson; Megan Beaner, Lincoln Campus Student Senate president; and Monica Balters, relationship manager at Wells Fargo Bank.

Southeast Community College received checks worth more than $15,000 Tuesday, proceeds from the 24th annual Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament held in September.

Gary 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.

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. 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.

Thompson 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.”

SCC has 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.

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For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing
402-323-3401
sosterthun@southeast.edu