NMC set to co-host community orientation on immigrants, refugees

  • Date: July 26, 2017
  • Author: NMC Public Relations

Omaha, Neb. - The Nebraska Methodist College will co-host with the College of Saint Mary on Tuesday, Aug. 15 an annual community orientation about the needs of immigrants and refugees in the Omaha community and on college campuses.

"We try to pick a topic that is timely and would be of interest to faculty and staff in many different academic areas and disciplines," said Allison Kinney-Walker, assistant professor for Arts & Sciences at Nebraska Methodist College.  

This is the 15th consecutive year that the colleges have offered a community orientation. The title for this year's theme is "Creating Engaged Campuses: Embracing the Immigrant and Refugee Populations."

The orientation will begin with a breakfast panel presentation, followed by two site visits - one focusing on immigrants at the Heartland Worker Center and another on refugees at the Refugee Empowerment Center. The day will end with lunch and conversation focused on what higher education institutions can do to serve these populations and create inclusive campuses.

"This is a great opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the topic, explore potential service-learning projects and opportunities and network with other colleagues from Omaha-area colleges," Kinney-Walker said.

Event Information

Date: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15

Location: Nebraska Methodist College (720 N. 87th St.)

Registration: Interested college faculty and staff should contact their school's service-learning representative.

About Nebraska Methodist College

Nebraska Methodist College - the Josie Harper Campus, based in Omaha, has been teaching the meaning of care for 125 years and counting. An affiliate of Methodist Health System, NMC offers certificate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees both on campus and online. Nebraska Methodist College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.