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Nebraska Methodist College Earns Community Service Award

Published: June 9, 2015

Omaha - Nebraska Methodist College has earned a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, continuing the school’s string of recent awards for its dedication to teaching the meaning of care to both students and the community at large.

Inclusion on this prestigious list is due in large part to the work of NMC’s Center for Health Partnerships (CfHP), an organization whose sole function is to extend the college’s holistic approach to healthcare out into the community.   

Nebraska Methodist College is, first and foremost, an institution responsible for teaching the nursing and allied health professionals of tomorrow,” said Tami Buffalohead-McGill, director of the CfHP.  “But it’s through faculty collaboration with the CfHP that students are able to obtain a real sense of how their actions can have a positive impact in the community."

Buffalohead-McGill noted Nebraska Methodist College is focused on more than just the technical skills employed in the hospital room. 

"The simple truth is that we can sometimes make an even bigger difference by providing education and essential health services in underserved areas that need those services the most," she said. "This is what the CfHP enables us to do.”

For Dennis Joslin, president and CEO of Nebraska Methodist College, the award echoes the college’s approach to serving up educational experiences that they won’t necessarily find at other schools.

“We’re incredibly proud of our placement on the 2014 Higher Education Community Honor Roll,” said Dr. Joslin.  “This award continues a streak of accomplishments that could only be made possible due to the hard work of our faculty, staff, and student population."

In addition to the community service award, Nebraska Methodsit College also received the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation and the GI Jobs Military Friendly Status recognition for the fourth year running.

“We will continue to lead by example in the hope that our students consistently exemplify the traits that are needed to become productive citizens who are genuinely interested in improving society in whatever way they can, both in and out of the hospital setting,” said Dr. Joslin.

To learn more about how Nebraska Methodist College trains students to be educated citizens through community immersion, click here.