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About International Student Services

Mission Statement:

International Student Services (ISS) welcomes and supports prospective and current F-1 students to achieve their personal, educational, or career goals at Metropolitan Community College.

Purpose Statement:

ISS reviews applications for admission, provides general immigration and academic advising, and liases with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies involved with F-1 students.


We are currently working remotely. Normally we are at this location:
Metropolitan Community College
Fort Omaha Campus - Building 23 - 3rd Floor
5370 N 30th St
Omaha, NE 68111

General inquiries and to make appointments: 531-622-2281 or


Naomi M. Greelis
PDSO and coordinator of International Student Services (Please email for questions about applying to MCC.)
531-622-2455 (Please call 531-622-2281 for questions about applying to MCC.)

Naomi Greelis has been assisting international students in various capacities since 1999. She received her master's degree in intercultural relations with a focus in higher education administration, student affairs and international education exchange from Lesley University. Greelis holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies and a second bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Central College. She enjoys helping F-1 students succeed in their personal and educational goals at Metropolitan Community College.

Ernestine F. Hawkins
DSO and International Student Services associate

Ernestine Hawkins graduated from Metropolitan Community College with a degree in Administrative Secretary in 1989. During her 25 years at MCC, she has worked in multiple positions.  She started out as a receptionist in counseling/advising at the South Omaha Campus and moved on to the secretary position.  She then transferred to the Fort Omaha Campus and worked in Central Registration.  From there she worked in Enrollment Management and assisted with the process of reviewing international students' files and processing I-20s. From there she worked in Admissions to admit students into various health programs.  She now works in International Student Services and has been working with international students for more than 18 years.