To cultivate relationships and provide stewardship of resources to support the mission of North Platte Community College.


  • To work with the college to meet identified needs which best promote student success.
  • To identify and secure community and individual support for the college.
  • To promote a positive image of the college.
  • To provide support for the educational and student support programs and activities at the college.
  • To increase scholarships and grants for students to continue their education.
  • To provide resources for any faculty or staff.
  • To assist the college in development of its facilities.

The focus of the Foundation is to promote and support projects and activities in the following areas:

  • Student scholarships and grants
  • Facilities
  • Faculty and staff innovative projects
  • Program development efforts including equipment and related items.

The Foundation will play an important role in the overall development of the college. The vision of the Foundation will be consistent with that of the college in best serving the needs of our students.

The Foundation is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors who believes in the college and its mission.

Pam Gaston Chair

Chad Meyer Vice Chair

Mike Kuhlen Secretary

Mary Parker Treasurer


Lynda Baumbach

Matt Broz

Ken Foster

Alan Garey

Jim Hall

Jim Kent

Colleen Olson

John Palic

Marion Richards

Sara Rippen

Laura Vetrovsky

Trevor Premer

Cathy Upton

Matt Wiemers

Paul Wood

Emeritus Board Directors

Roland Anderjaska

Lloyd Benjamin

JT Harris

Walt Sehnert

Norma Stevens

Dallas Watkins

  • The federal government transferred title to the former Post Office/Federal Building at Fifth and Jeffers to the Junior College District on July 3, 1964.
  • North Platte Junior College first registered students for the fall term in 1965.
  • The first building on Mid-Plains Voc-Tech campus was dedicated May 16, 1971.
  • In 1972, the late Janet McDonald left a major portion of her estate to the district for the construction of an academic college building named for her family.
  • First use of the partially completed McDonald- Belton building located south of the interstate was in December 1974. The building was dedicated on February 23, 1975.
  • Renamed Mid-Plains Community College-North Platte Campuses as North Platte Community College, a Division of Mid-Plains Community College.
  • Voc-Tech Campus is identified as North Platte Community College-North Campus.
  • McDonald-Belton Campus is identified as North Platte Community College-South Campus.
  • The MPCC system works together through integrated student services, business systems, an area-wide academic/vocational division structure and collective marketing and recruitment efforts.
  • By embracing new distance learning technology, the institution is now able to span its educational opportunities over the entire 180-mile north-south 18-county service area.
  • Separate campuses at McCook and North Platte resulted in each campus operating its own foundation.
  • In 2005, an executive committee under the leadership of Dr. Michael Chipps, President of Mid-Plains Community College, took action to form the North Platte Community College Foundation.
  • The North Platte Community College Foundation Board of Directors established the mission statement, goals and focus statements and are committed to building support for North Platte Community College students and programs.
  • In 2007, the Foundation Board of Directors implemented a plan targeted at NPCC graduates to locate and establish a group of alumni supporters.