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Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NET Force) Site Visit

Posted By Finee R. Ruffin, Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NET Force) Site Visit

Jones County Junior College, May 2011

Jones County Junior College, Ellisville, MS


Finee Ruffin, JCJC Project Lead

Metro Community College, Omaha, NE Contact:

Heather Nelson, Entrepreneurship Program Manager


1. Airport Arrival: May 8th 7:55 pm

2. Work Days: May 9, 10 and 11

3. Airport Departure: May 12th


Southeast Community College, Lincoln, NE Contact:

Tim Mittan, Director Entrepreneurship Center

Hotel Accomodations

Hampton Inn

17606 Arbor Plaza, Omaha NE


Central Community College, Hastings, NE Contact:

Lisa Tschauner, Entrepreneurship Coordinator Hastings






Monday, May 9th

8:00 - 9:00 am

Discuss History of NET Force and the 6 course program, articulation/transfer agreements arranged statewide


MCC Elkhorn

9:00 – 10:20 am

Drive To SECC Entrepreneurship Center, Lincoln, NE


10:30 - noon

Discuss 8 week career prep training program delivered as for-credit class or non credit workshop specifically

Lisa Tschauner CCC




Lisa, Tim and Heather


1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tour SECC ENTR Center: Student & Professional Incubator clients, Lincoln Public Schools High School dual credit focus program

Tim, Incubator clients, LPS ENTR teachers


4:00 – 5:30 pm

Drive back to Omaha


Tuesday, May 10th

8:30 – 10:30 am

Discuss MCC’s ENTR Program: Degree, Certificate & Diploma developed to include across programs. Coverage of: Syllabi, course outcomes, texts/resources used, assignments


MCC Elkhorn

10:30 – 11:00 am

Drive to Fort Omaha Campus


11:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch with MCC administrative leadership team to discuss setting a new program, budgeting, grant writing, seeking college-wide and community support, etc..

Heather and:

EVP, Jim Grotrian;

VP Academic Affairs, Dave Ho;

Dean of Business, Daryl Hansen;

Grants Coordinator, Pam Perry

MCC’s Student Bistro, Fort Omaha Campus

1:00 –3:45 pm

Continuation of discussing MCC’s ENTR Program


3:45 – 4:05 pm

Drive to South Omaha Campus


4:15 – 5:45 pm

Attend ENTR 1050 Intro To Entrepreneurship class: observe student presentations

Ed Cochran, adjunct

MCC SOC MAH Room 209

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Attend ENTR 2060 Legal issues For The Entrepreneur class: observe instructor discussion and in-class exercises

Mark Jensen, adjunct

MCC SOC CON Room 245

Wednesday, May 11th

10:30 – 11:00 am

Drive to Fort Omaha Campus


11:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch with MCC teaching team (fulltime and adjuncts) to help build your own team of candidates with passions, interests and backgrounds in the entrepreneurship arena. Open discussion on working with students, etc…


Eric Bremers, CPA; Dr. Liliana Cox, Karen Mavropolous and others as they RSVP

FOC #21

Room 102

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Discuss cross-curriculum program integration and customized degree creation with the culinary program

Dean of Culinary, Jim Trebbien

FOC Culinary Institute

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Drive To Elkhorn Campus


3:30 – 4:30 pm

Open time for questions / follow up


MCC Elkhorn

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Student Graduate Visit to see how education has led to implementation

Dawn Kanne, HeArts Gallery of Omaha

MCC Elkhorn

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Babson College: Interview for Omaha Research Project and report out of the State of Mississippi’s Climate For Entrepreneurship Assessment just completed.

Patel Payaal, Babson College

MCC Elkhorn

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Attend ENTR 2090 Business Plans For The Entrepreneur class: student mock presentation night (practice night for judging next week); interview students to learn of their interest for entrepreneurship, gather input on their educational experience as these students have now completed all 6 courses with MCC. (students not required to participate in "interviews”; but encouraged – they know that you’re coming)


MCC Elkhorn

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