SCC receives $16,000 for student scholarships

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(L-R) Dr. Paul Illich, Maggie Parde, NPPD's Gary Thompson

Southeast Community College received checks worth $16,000 on Nov. 21, proceeds from the 26th annual Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament held in September.

Gary Thompson, first vice chairman of the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors, 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 a member of SCC’s volleyball team who is in the Academic Transfer program at Beatrice.

Thompson thanked Wells Fargo for its ongoing sponsorship of the tournament, the proceeds of which have surpassed $1.5 million in scholarship money for students attending five of Nebraska’s community colleges.

“None of this money comes from the Nebraska Public Power District,” Thompson said. “It all comes from the sponsors that help make the Nebraska Open work. Wells Fargo is our title sponsor, and we have any number of other sponsors that provide the money.”

SCC has received nearly $300,000 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:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu