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SCC's Heather Hultgrien receives award

Heather accepts the award with her husband, Jason.

Southeast Community College’s Heather Hultgrien received the York County Economic Development Corporation’s 2020 Impact Award. Hultgrien is the coordinator at SCC’s York Learning Center.

She received the award for the many hats she wears in the community. In addition to her job at SCC, she is the CEO of Renewed Horizon, an entity she created to assist foster families in the area. Prior to SCC, she was the foster care coordinator at Epworth Village. She also is president of the York County Health Coalition and on the board of directors for the York County Economic Development Corporation. 

 “Receiving the Impact Award was a very humbling experience,” Hultgrien said. “I have been presented with so many opportunities in York to help it grow as a community, grow in the business sector by offering workforce development opportunities, offering educational resources, and building numerous relationships and partnerships to better our future. For me, the award itself impacted my life as it reminded me the small things don’t go unseen.”

Hultgrien earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in K-12 vocal music education from York College. She then received a Master of Arts degree in music education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She taught music before entering the child welfare system. She lives in York with her husband, Jason and her son Joel.

The York Learning Center opened four years ago as part of a strategic plan to better serve the educational needs of the communities in southeast Nebraska. The other learning centers are in Falls City, Hebron, Nebraska City, Plattsmouth, and Wahoo.


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