Nov. 10, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public + Media Relations Manager
MCC to host virtual Veterans Day program tomorrow
OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host a virtual Veterans Day program to honor all veterans on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 10-11 a.m. The program will include keynote speaker Horace Dawson, Ph.D., former ambassador to Botswana and founder of the International Affairs Center at Howard University.
To attend, visit zoom.us/94094700480 at the scheduled start time.
About Horace Dawson
In 1962, Dawson entered the Foreign Service, working as a cultural affairs officer in Uganda and Nigeria, and then as the United States Information Agency Director in Liberia. From 1973 to 1977, Dawson held a prominent position as the director of all American information and cultural programs in Africa. Subsequently, Dawson became the counselor of embassy for public affairs and the director of American information and cultural programs in the Philippines, where he remained until 1979. That year, he was named ambassador to Botswana by President Jimmy Carter. As ambassador, he worked to end apartheid in South Africa. Returning to the United States in 1983, Dawson remained with the State Department until his retirement in 1989. He then joined the faculty at Howard University and was appointed director of the public affairs program. In 1993, Dawson established the International Affairs Center at Howard University, and in 1997 became the director of that program as well.
Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.