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
“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
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.