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Western Nebraska Community College Foundation Receives Gift for Performing Arts Center Renovation

September 12, 2016

Western Nebraska Community College today announced that it has received a $20,000 grant from Union Pacific Foundation. As part of the WNCC Works: Expanding the Possibilities campaign, the grant will support the upcoming renovation of the WNCC Scottsbluff Campus Performing Arts facility.

"Union Pacific has a long-standing commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve and where our employees live and work," said Scott D. Moore, President of Union Pacific Foundation. "Our vision is that Union Pacific employees will take pride in their company's civic leadership and that our customers and shareholders will appreciate and recognize Union Pacific as an excellent corporate citizen. We are proud to support the Western Nebraska Community College Foundation. 

The donation came in the midst of the fundraising campaign for the college, which will extend through the fall of 2016. This year also marks the landmark 90th anniversary of Western Nebraska Community College. The campaign has raised more than 90% of its goal. WNCC joins many community colleges that have launched campaigns to raise private donations and individual giving.

"This generous grant will enable us to renovate and expand the Performing Arts facility on our Scottsbluff Campus to better serve our students and the community through top-notch events," said WNCC President Todd Holcomb. "We are very grateful to the Union Pacific Foundation for their recognition of the importance of these cultural opportunities and upgraded facilities in the panhandle," he added.

About the Western Nebraska Community College Foundation

Western Nebraska Community College Foundation has been raising funds for the benefit of the college since 1971. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports workforce success, student success, and community enrichment through tax-deductible private contributions for the benefit of WNCC. To learn more about the WNCC Works Campaign and the WNCC Foundation and its many opportunities to give, please visit or call 308-630-6551. 

About Western Nebraska Community College


For 90 years, Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) has been educating residents of Nebraska's panhandle. With campus locations in Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney, WNCC offers possibilities for our students, the regional business community, and other partners throughout our 12 ½ county service area. We offer over 70 degrees, diplomas, or certificates. We seek to provide leadership in education while responding to the identified needs of area residents by providing high-quality education and support services accessible to all.