The Institute for the Culinary Arts Groundbreaking

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					                                                                              May 22, 2008
      The Institute for the Culinary Arts Groundbreaking
    The Institute for the Culinary Arts Timeline
1974 - The Culinary Program is established, along with MCC, in a storefront at 50th and Dodge.
1988 - The Culinary Program moves into its current location, Bldg 10 on MCC’s historic Fort Omaha Campus.
1995 - The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Hospitality Management Programs (CAHM), making MCC the first community college in the United States
       to be accredited jointly by CAHM and the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission.
1996 - MCC becomes the first two-year college in the nation to offer a degree as a research chef. The degree, now termed Culinology™, merges food science, research, product development
       and culinary arts. In 2001, the Culinology degree is endorsed by the Research Chefs™ Association.
2004 - The Sage Student Bistro is established offering fine dining to the public and learning experiences to students.
2005 - The Culinary Program becomes The Institute for the Culinary Arts. Culinary Team Nebraska forms concepts for the national championship in Chicago and earns a
       bronze medal.
2005 - High School Culinary Invitational inaugurated; serves hundreds of high school culinary students.
2009 - Students and community members enjoy the state-of-the-art training facility.
2007 - MCC becomes the first college in the nation, together with the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation and Creighton University, to offer ManageFirst
       Professional Plus, a hospitality and food service management certification program.
2008 - The building project is approved by the Nebraska Postsecondary Coordinating Commission. Demolition of buildings makes room for the ICA building and a new College
       entrance point at Sorensen Parkway.
                                                                          Metropolitan Community College gratefully
                                                                       acknowledges the Donald H. Pegler family for their
                                                                          support of The Institute for the Culinary Arts

                                                                           Welcome & Introduction
                                                                               Chef Brian O’Malley, Master of Ceremonies
                                                                               The Institute for the Culinary Arts Instructor

                Donald and JoAnn Pegler, Jr.

Dave Newell                                    Chris Pulling                                              Randy Schmailzl
Chair                                          Executive Chef                                             Executive Vice President
Board of Governors                             Levy Restaurants/Qwest Center Omaha                        Metropolitan Community College

Mike Fahey                                     Jim Trebbien                                               Dr. Jo Ann C. McDowell
Mayor                                          Director                                                   President
City of Omaha                                  The Institute for the Culinary Arts                        Metropolitan Community College

Patrick Hermes                                 Don Pegler III
Staff Member                                   Spokesperson
U.S. Senator Ben Nelson’s Office               Pegler Family Foundation

Message from U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel          Monte Schatz
                                                                                                          Board of Governors and special guests
David Brown                                    MCC Foundation                                             Reception honoring the Pegler family
President                                                                                                 following the groundbreaking
Omaha Chamber of Commerce                      Bruce Carpenter
                                               Senior Vice President                                      Site tours via Ollie the Trolley
                                               HDR, Inc.

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