The Josie Harper Campus
In September 2005, the new Josie Harper Campus of Nebraska Methodist College was opened, marking a major milestone in the history and development of Nebraska Methodist College.
The Riley Leinart Center, a 26,000 square foot building, primarily serves as an office building for faculty, staff and administrative personnel. This center also houses some classrooms and the Nursing Skills Laboratory. The Clark Center, a 75,000 square foot building, opened in January 2006.
The Clark Center houses many areas critical to the success of the College such as the Bookstore, Library, Computer Lab, Campus Health Center, Fitness Center, Student Center, and many laboratories and classrooms. Students can enjoy the convenience of on-campus living at Josie's Village which opened in August 2007. There are 32 one-bedroom units, 34 two-bedroom units and one studio within five buildings on the southwest half of the Josie Harper Campus.
Josie Harper (1925-1999)
The Josie Harper Campus pays tribute to the late wife of Charles M. "Mike" Harper, former chairman and CEO of ConAgra Foods. Josie was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who was passionate about her family, education and health care. Josie earned a nursing degree and used her skills to care for her family.
A gift from the Harper Family Foundation helped create the Josie Harper Campus and Josie's Village at Nebraska Methodist College.
Alva H. Clark (1915-2007)
Dr. Clark devoted his life to serving others. He was ordained as a minister in 1935 at the age of 20, and served as pastor to three Nebraska communities before settling in Omaha at St. Paul Methodist Church in 1953.
A generous gift from an anonymous donor resulted in the Alva H. Clark, Th.D. Education Center at Nebraska Methodist College-The Josie Harper Campus. This special gift honors Dr. Clark's years of service and commitment to education, philanthropy and Nebraska Methodist College.
Grace Riley Leinart (1926-2012)
Grace and Earl served as the Honorary Co-Chairs of the Nebraska Methodist College Capital Campaign, Investing in the Heart of Healthcare. During her life, Grace was passionate about providing education, and established scholarships for students living in Omaha.
Earl retired from Phillips Petroleum after 34 years of service. He also served on many boards and was actively involved with the AKSARBEN Buyers Club and the Salvation Army.
Their leadership, generosity and compassion, resulted in the Grace Riley Leinart and Earl Leinart Education Center at Nebraska Methodist College-The Josie Harper Campus.