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Wyoming College belongs to the Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference, the National Junior College Athletic Association, and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The college also has Livestock Judging and Showing programs. Students interested in finding out more about EWC or wanting to schedule a campus tour can contact Zach Smith, Enrollment Management Director at 866-3278996, ext. 8232, zach.smith@ewc. wy.edu or Leann Mattis, Admissions Representative at 866-327-8996, ext. 8237, leann.mattis@ewc.wy.edu. This will give students the opportunity to see what college life if really about! EWC has built a reputation by offering the kinds of courses students

are interested in, and by showing a caring attitude that make education a pleasant, personal, and satisfying experience. College does not have to be far away and expensive to be excellent. EWC has built a college students are proud to attend.

NCTA: Aggies feature small campus, big impact CURTIS — Students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture have a unique college experience at the rural campus in southwestern Nebraska. The NCTA Aggie students from the Wyo-Braska region say it’s a great “home-away-fromhome” for studies in agronomy, livestock management, veterinary technology and agribusiness and more.

Ask Logan Van Anne, a May, 2019 animal science graduate from Gering. He was active at the NCTA campus, working as a resident assistants, leading students in student housing and earning a paycheck for his room and board. He liked the small town feel, with in-depth studies with the NCTA cow herd. He applied his skills from NCTA in a summer internship at the ag cooperative near Dalton while also caring for his family’s cattle herd. This fall, he is at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for two more years in livestock management. Or, check with Lexi Olsen, a Hemingford native who concentrated her NCTA studies for a two-year associate degree focused on a health

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programs for small and exotic animals. Last December, Lexi earned her bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Newer degrees and certificate programs at NCTA include equine management, welding, agricultural mechanics, irrigation technology, poultry management, dairy science, and ag chemical application. Students also can take online studies and dual credit courses through their high schools, earning college credits before stepping foot on campus as an Aggie. High quality, low cost academics at a one-tuition rate of $135 per credit hour for both resident and nonresident students has drawn Aggies from across the U.S. Last fall, enrollment reached a 23-year high at the award-winning campus. “NCTA continues to excel at its unique mission within the University of Nebraska as an open access, two-year institution committed to providing career readiness and

workforce development for Nebraska’s agricultural industries,” says NCTA Dean Ron Rosati, Ph.D. “Five-year trends show that NCTA has emerged as a national leader at accomplishing its well-defined mission,” Rosati notes. Metrics tell the story of NCTA’s growth in enrollment and academic programs. NCTA is “all about student success,” he adds. National rankings prove the point. In 2018, Forbes Magazine ranked NCTA as the #16 two-year trade school in the United States based on graduate success, affordability, completion success, and student experience. Using U.S. government data such as annual earnings, as reported in IPEDS and College Scorecard, Zippia. com ranked NCTA as the top two-year college in Nebraska for graduate earnings (2018 and 2017) and the #11 two-year college in the nation for graduate earnings (2017). Aggie students go to a national conference of agricultural col-

leges every April, competing in contests among other 2-year and 4-year colleges. Ethan and Tyler Aschenbrenner of Scottsbluff traveled to Murray Kentucky competing on the crops and ag mechanics teams, respectively. The NCTA Aggies ranked highly in areas such as crops judging, dairy, ag mechanics, agribusiness management, livestock evaluation, and horticulture. Other popular academic enhancements also include collegiate teams for rodeo, stock dog, shooting sports, ranch horse and meats judging. Several WyoBraska graduates are in farm and ranch production, or careers in crops consulting, 4-H youth extension, and Ag Ed (FFA) teachers. NCTA students are now completing degrees at 4-H year colleges, primarily at UNL. Financial aid and scholarships are based on FAFSA and online applications. It is best to apply by March 1 for these considerations. See ncta.unl.edu for details, or call 1-800-3CURTIS.

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fit your criteria. • Your school counselor’s office. Visit regularly to check on local and national awards. • The college you plan to attend. Contact the school for a list of scholarships they provide and application procedures. • Other resources could include your coach, clubs and organizations, and your parents’ employers and civic organizations. Follow these tips to increase your chances of earning scholarships: • Organize scholarships in deadline order and set aside time each week to work on them. • Focus on college-based and local scholarships. You’re more likely to earn them over large national awards. • On the application, list your activities, awards, honors classes and volunteer or paid jobs. Track them using the Activities Resume at EducationQuest.org. • Earn the best possible ACT/SAT scores by taking the exams in the spring of your junior year and again in the fall of your senior year.

• If an application requires a letter of recommendation, give the person writing the letter plenty of notice, a specific deadline, and a list of your accomplishments and activities. • After writing an essay, ask an English teacher to review it. • D o n ’ t e v e r pay for scholarship serv ices! T alk to your school counselor or contact EducationQuest about free resources. Eastern Wyoming College...A Great Decision! Torrington – Embracing its distinctive culture and heritage, Eastern Wyoming College offers a pathway to success through education, strengthened by a caring, involved faculty and staff, and programs enriched by academic excellence and real-world experience. Over 40 academic transfer programs are available. Education, Social Science, Accounting and Business are some of the traditional offerings. Excellent specialties such as Agri-

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culture, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Pre-Professional offerings like Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistry, PreAllied Health, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine are also very popular. Students enrolled in the technical programs benefit from qualified instructors with many years of experiences. Some of the technical programs offered are Barbering, Cosmetology, Machine Tooling, Veterinary Technology, and Welding. A complete listing of all programs available at Eastern Wyoming College can be found on the website at ewc. wy.edu. A new gunsmithing program will be offered on the Douglas Campus beginning Fall 2019. EWC is also excited to share the expansion of the successful, nationally accredited Associate Degree in Nursing program offered at the Douglas Campus with an expanded evening program in Douglas and a new evening program at the Torrington Cam-

pus. Officials at EWC have worked very hard with the instructors and with area colleges and universities to make sure student credits will transfer with ease. EWC has 2+2 agreements with the University of Wyoming for several programs. Articulation agreements are also in place with Chadron State College, Black Hills State University, University of Phoenix, Valley City State University, and others. These agreements allow students earning an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree at EWC to enter the college of choice at the junior level. That helps save time and money for students continuing their education. Students leave EWC prepared whether for a technical job or transferring to another college or university. Our technical students are ready for jobs and are more than ready for the State and National Exams included in their area of study. EWC students score well above the national

average on the State Board of Cosmetology Exam. EWC graduates have transferred and gone on to be Dentists, Vets, Physician Assistants, successful Business men and women, Nurses, Teachers, and so much more. The expansion of online class offerings and new hybrid course offerings have allowed more and more students the opportunity to take classes when it is convenient for them. The college also offers a complete range of general education courses online as well. There are a variety of programs available completely online. EWC has also seen tremendous growth in workforce development. Several customized trainings have been developed for businesses and companies throughout the region. Students needing additional educational support will find a full range of beginning math, reading, and writing courses. The Student Success Center provides an excellent tutoring program that allows students to

receive one-on-one help during both day and evening hours. The college also has a tutoring program available for online students. EWC is proud to now offer students the option to participate in the new Wyoming Works program which is a state grant program with resources targeted at adult students to advance their skills in areas that lead to secure employment. Space and grant funding is limited. Visit ewc.wy.edu/wyomingworks/ to determine eligibility and to view eligible EWC programs. The cost of obtaining a degree at EWC is very affordable. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Nebraska residents may receive in-state tuition by qualifying for a Border Scholarship. A variety of athletics and activities are offered at EWC. Athletic programs include men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, golf, and rodeo. There are also a variety of intramural activities offered each semester. Eastern

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Summit Christian College Summit Christian College offers affordable, Biblefocused education Summit Christian College in Gering, Nebraska, has the distinction of providing a high-quality and sharply focused education to students preparing for work in ministry, missions, or Bible education. Summit Christian College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). Established in

1951 as Platte Valley Bible College in Scottsbluff, Summit offers five areas of instruction through its oncampus and online courses. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Science in Ministry Studies, Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Certificate in Christian Foundations. Summit’s courses are open to all, enabling anyone to strengthen their knowledge of the Bible, Christian history, archaeology, education and

basic principles of Christian leadership to use personally and professionally, in church and para-church settings. Many courses are easily accessible through night courses or the college’s online learning option, Summit Bridge. Summit’s online presence is also an important tool for anyone who needs continuing education credits or who has an associates degree from any college and would like to pursue a bachelor’s degree in several areas of emphasis.

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In addition to its reputation for producing wellprepared graduates, Summit also has the distinction of being in the top five among the most affordable small private colleges and Christ/ Bible colleges in the nation. These rankings, made by AffordableColleges. com, cite Summit’s low tuition, low student debt and low student-tofaculty ratio. A full-time student at Summit taking 30 credit hours and living on campus with a roommate will pay approximately $8,400 per year. This does not include a food plan fee as Summit students provide their own meals. All first-year, full-time Summit students are eligible for s c ho l a r s hi p s a nd Financial Student Aid, including Pell Grants. Summit is also noted for its highquality instruction. According to College President David Parrish, there are more than 50 years of direct cross-cultural experience represented on campus and well over 75 years of combined teaching experi-

ence. This is extraordinary when considering the college’s size. “All of our professors have great quality field experience, having served on missions boards, as pastors, in foreign mission fields or even as Bible translators. They bring quality field experience that our students can rely on,” Parrish said. “Students have told me that they believe that what the professors are teaching is credible because their experience and effectiveness in ministry makes what they teach very practical.” Fall 2019 semester classes begin on Aug. 19, 2019. Summit Christian College is located at 2025 21st Street, near the intersection of U Street and Five Rocks Road, in Gering. For more information or to enroll, visit the college’s website at www.summitcc. edu, email Recruitment Director Emilie Yates at admissions@summitcc. net or call (308) 632-6933.

Central Community

College Central Community College has campuses in Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings and centers in Holdrege, Kearney and Lexington. The college offers courses in more than 90 communities in the area. Check out the CCC website at www. cccneb.edu. Call any of our locations at 877-222-0780. Academic Transfer Education The academic transfer program provides the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and includes courses in 25 subject matter areas. CCC is one of 28 two- and fouryear colleges that have signed the Nebraska Transfer Initiative, which guarantees transfer of credits in core classes. CCC also has individual credit transfer agreements with numerous colleges and universities. For details, go to www.cccneb.edu/ Transfer. Academic transfer graduates receive either an associate of arts or associate of science degree, depending on their area of interest. Career and Tech-

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nical Education More than 30 career and technical education programs prepare students to begin their careers upon graduating from CCC after two years of study or less. Depending on the program, students can earn a two-year associate of applied science degree, a one-year diploma or a certificate. For more information about academic transfer and career and technical programs, go to www.cccneb.edu/programlist.

Internships Students can apply what they learn in the classroom, enhance their education and gain valuable work experience through a Cooperative Education internship. Learn more at www.cccneb.edu/Internships.

legeCosts. Financial Aid and Scholarships - Central Community College offers a variety of opportunities to help qualified students pay for their education. In recent years, some 3,500 CCC students received more than $14 million in financial aid for an average award of $4,076. Nearly $3 million in institutional and privately funded scholarships were awarded. For more information, go to www.cccneb.edu/ admissions-aid/financialaid. Housing and Room and Board The college has residence halls on the Columbus and Hastings campuses. Double-triple occupancy room and board rates for 2019-20 are $3,359 a semester for 14 meals a week and $3,657 a semester for 19 meals a week. Housing on the Grand Island Campus is available in a privately owned apartment building. For more information about housing, go to www.cccneb.edu/Housing.

Cost Tuition for 2019-20 is $90 per credit hour for Nebraska residents and $135 for non-resident students. All students pay $15 per credit hour in student fees. For more information, go to www.cccneb.edu/Col-

Admissions Admission to CCC is an open to people 16 or older who are not enrolled in high school and who can demonstrate the ability to benefit from a program of study. For more information on

Online Classes Associate of arts and associate of science degrees and more than 250 courses are available online. To see what’s available, go to www.cccneb.edu/educational-opportunities/ central-online.

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admissions requirements, procedures, and application, go to www. cccneb.edu/admissionsaid.

Chadron State College committed to access, affordability For more than a century, Chadron State College has helped exceptional students build their futures and soar in their careers. Chadron State College, which was founded in 1911, is the only four-year, regionallyaccredited college in the western half of Nebraska. As a public institution with its roots in teacher education, Chadron State takes pride in its accessibility and affordability. Chadron State and its curriculum has grown to offer programs and courses in 52 majors and endorsements and eight master’s degree programs. Chadron State is located in the scenic Pine Ridge of northwest Nebraska and the 281-acre campus is nestled next to the Nebraska National Forest, where outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound. Dawes County has been selected as one of the nation’s top 100 counties in which to live and the campus is located just one hour’s

drive south of one of America’s most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The campus includes 28 buildings, five of which are listed in the N ati o n al R e g i st e r o f Historic Places. The facilities are continually being upgraded to provide state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, living spaces and offices. Wireless internet access is available throughout campus. In addition to CSC’s full complement of course offerings in the traditional classroom setting, the college has become a major provider of online courses and degrees. Various agencies regularly list CSC among the best institutions for an affordable online education. CSC offers 10 bachelor’s degrees and four master’s degrees entirely online. The online degree offerings include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Organizational Management, Master of Arts in Education and Master of Education. The bachelor’s degree options and endorsements offered online include studies in accounting, business management, special education, interdisciplinary studies, business information systems, marketing, mathematics, technical occupations and psy-

chology. In addition, partial online programs are offered in counseling, and family and consumer sciences. An abundance of cultural opportunities exist in student productions and concerts and presentations by nationally and internationally known performers, artists and experts. Chadron State students cheer on the Eagles, who compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference of NCAA Division II.

WNCC A Place to Pursue Your Dreams Are you ready to further your education and develop your skills? Western Nebraska Community College is ready, and willing, to support you! Interested in earning an associate degree or wanting to get started on a four-year program? WNCC provides an affordable option for the first two years of your educational journey and has partnerships with many fouryear colleges to make transferring a breeze. Need additional training or updated certification for your career? WNCC serves many students who are looking to advance their profession, or those who need training to enter the workforce right away.

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Looking for a new career in a high-demand field? WNCC can help there, too. Many of WNCC’s programs of study were created with the regional workforce in mind. WNCC will help align your interests with a program that will propel you toward a new, exciting career. With campuses in Scottsbluff, Sidney, and Alliance, and online, WNCC is a flexible and convenient way to fill your educational needs. Through passionate faculty and a variety of

programs of study, WNCC provides a quality education that fits your schedule and budget. A Growing Future WNCC is on track to open its $18.5 million renovation of the Scottsbluff campus this fall! The creation of the Howard Olsen Student Success Center will serve as a one-stop shop for students with financial aid, counseling and advising all located in one place. The new Learning Commons will give students a place to gather

and collaborate in a comfortable and flexible environment where they can grab a coffee or sandwich from our new bookstore and café. Finally, the state-of-the-art Platte Valley Companies Performing Arts Center including the Judy Chaloupka Theater is already enhancing the already vibrant arts scene in the Panhandle. Quality, In-Demand Programs With more than 70 diploma, degree, and certificate options in in-demand programs like accounting, aviation,

human services, information technology, medical laboratory technology, and pre-engineering. WNCC has a path for everyone. WNCC is also proud to launch this fall the Associate of Fine Arts degree, perfect for those who want to practice their craft in the brand new Platte Valley Companies PAC. Personalized Attention A 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means personalized attention from instructors, and our Career Pathways & Advising team offer students academic and career support every step of the way. Affordability WNCC is a smart investment for the first two years of a student’s degree path, paying a fraction of the tuition university students pay. Plus, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Traditional College Elements Just like traditional four-year universities, W N C C o ffe r s e x tracurricular activities that promote recreation, culture, leadership, and

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