Southeast Community College
received checks worth $10,000 on Oct. 20, proceeds from the 29th Annual
Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament held in September.
Nebraska Public Power
District representative Gary Thompson presented the checks. Each of SCC’s
Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses received the funds to go toward their
“We had a different-looking
tournament this year,” said Thompson, a member of the NPPD Board. “We did not
hold the pro-am tournament, and only professionals from Nebraska and top
amateurs from the state played in the professional tournament. Still, due to
our wonderful sponsors, we were able to raise $50,000 to distribute to the five
schools who are members of the Nebraska Community College Association.
Dr. Paul Illich, SCC
president, accepted the checks on behalf of SCC during the regular monthly
meeting of the SCC Board.
Proceeds from the annual
tournament surpassed $1.7 million in scholarship money for students attending
five community colleges within NPPD’s service territory. SCC has received
approximately $340,000 from the tournament since it began.
Endorsed and administered by the Nebraska Section of the
PGA and the Nebraska Golf Association, the tournament is coordinated by the
NPPD and is held at the Elk’s Country Club in Columbus since 1992.