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Flood, Ricketts send congratulations to Northeast on its 50th anniversary

Flood, Ricketts send congratulations to Northeast on its 50th anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation have recognized Northeast Community College as it marks a milestone in the 2023-24 academic year.

Rep. Mike Flood delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday congratulating Northeast Community College on 50 years of service to the region. 

“Our community college system plays a critical role in educating the next generation of Nebraska’s workforce – and Northeast Community College is leading the way.”

In his resolution, the first district congressman spoke of Northeast’s modest beginnings to its work in meeting the workforce needs of the region that continues to this day.

Northeast is commemorating 50 years of educating students in 2023 that began with the merger of Northeast Nebraska Technical College and Northeastern Nebraska College in 1973.

Additionally, U.S. Sen. Pete Ricketts offered his congratulations to the college for its five decades of service. Ricketts said Northeast has played an important role in opening doors to new careers and a better quality of life for so many Nebraskans, calling it one of the best community colleges in the nation. 

“I'm proud (colleges) like Northeast are working to make Nebraska a leader in technology, manufacturing and agricultural industries. Providing opportunities to traditional learners are those who want to change course later in life pushes our state forward. Congratulations on 50 years. Thank you to President Barrett and the educators, administrators, students and alumni who have made northeast Community College what it is today.”