Bond Issue Supporters Address Southeast Community College Board

BEATRICE – A man whose father wrote legislation in the 1940s helping to create the Milford Trade School, is praising Southeast Community College for the $369 million bond issue for college renovation the school’s board is proposing.

Stan Matzke spoke to the SCC Board of Governors in Lincoln, Tuesday.  He said the trade school idea faced the same kind of negative reaction which the current bond issue is drawing, leading up to the November 8th election.

:22                  “at Milford”

Matzke said the Milford school became the first significant step toward vocational education in Nebraska.  He praised the SCC Board for having the courage to promote further development of the community college.

:30                  “for doing that”

Organizations such as the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Lincoln Independent Business Association have stated opposition to the bond issue. SCCJackson

Matzke says a community college education has touched a lot of lives of people in the 15-county area SCC serves.  He told the board, “we need to pass the bond, now”.

Douglas Curry, a former legal counsel for Southeast Community College, says SCC has always had the courage to face struggles.  He said a group called Friends of Southeast Community College is supporting the bond issue.

:22                  “at heart”

Curry says the organization will be unveiling what he called an education program on the bond issue, next week.

The bond issue proposes replacement and renovation of campus buildings on the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford Campuses, as well as the development of learning centers throughout the region the college serves.  Ribbon-cutting events will be held October 26th for learning centers in Nebraska City and Plattsmouth.  SCC has been working toward establishing a half-dozen centers, in its service area.