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Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) ensures a better quality of life for students and community members alike through its diverse selection of educational programs. On Thursday, Sept. 22, Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) recognized such efforts and presented TMCC’s Success First Grant Initiative and Business Plan Competition with Silver Star awards.
“It is quite an honor to be a part of an educational institution that receives recognition for its remarkable programs and the impact that they have on our community,” said Dr. Maria Sheehan, TMCC president. “These initiatives foster innovative and inspirational learning environments and prepare our students to make a lasting impact on the local economy.”
TMT is a community-based, nonprofit organization that strives to enhance the overall quality of life in Northern Nevada. The organization’s Silver Star awards are presented to those who have shown a measurable improvement in the Truckee Meadows community by positively impacting specific quality of life indicators. The indicator categories include: arts and cultural vitality; civic engagement; economic wellbeing; education and lifelong learning; enrichment; health and wellness; innovation; land and use of infrastructure; natural environment; public well-being.
As part of its annual recognition program, TMT has awarded the Success First Grant Initiative with a Silver Star award because of its ability to educate participants about self-sufficiency, economic contribution and personal enrichment, which stimulate educational success. TMCC’s Success First Grant Initiative provides learning opportunities and resources to first generation students wanting to attend college. The initiative offers additional support such as counseling, tutoring, financial aid and other services that reinforce success.
Additionally, TMCC’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship was awarded a Silver Star award for its Business Plan Competition. The program was recognized for its positive influence on the economic well-being of the local community. The competition inspires participants to pursue ideas that cultivate economic growth and viability through the development of public service projects and new business ventures. As a leader in workforce development, TMCC helps maintain a healthy economy through programs such as the Business Plan Competition.
For more information on the programs at TMCC, please call 775.673.7000 or visit www.tmcc.edu.
Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, Nevada, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. With five college sites and more than 20 community locations, TMCC serves over 20,000 students each year in state-supported programs and another 12,000 students in non-credit workforce development classes. For more information, please go to www.tmcc.edu.