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MCC Advisor Sets Example for Students

By Dan Silvia

“Just do it!”

That’s the advice that Yolanda Robinson, an academic advisor at Metropolitan Community College (MCC), passes on to those seeking advice about continuing their education. Robinson knows of what she speaks. She is in the final stages of completing her Master of Public Administration degree at Bellevue University, having already earned her undergraduate degree at Kansas State.

Yolanda1Born and raised in Omaha and a graduate of Burke High School, Robinson has always been aware of Bellevue University, but her job at MCC really opened her eyes to the possibilities.

“The active relationship Bellevue University has with MCC really led to me finally returning to earn my graduate degree,” she said. “Everyone that comes here to support the students’ transition to Bellevue University has been very helpful and encouraging. Their honest feedback and genuine interest in me reaching my goals — it was an easy decision for me.”








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Robinson is close enough to completing her degree to have walked in the spring commencement ceremony and she’ll complete her last few classes this summer.

“The whole experience has been a good one.  All my professors were experts in the field and open and helpful instructors,” Robinson said. “My last professor, Les Tighe, stands out for several reasons.  He also teaches some courses at MCC and gets the culture and all the major changes happening here right now.  He was always helpful, encouraging, understanding and will to work with me and my needs. For that, I am truly thankful to him.  His constant words of encouragement and availability were priceless in the time where I struggled to finish.”

Robinson relishes her role at MCC helping students reach their goals.

“I assist students with developing and maintaining their education plan to reach their desired goals here at MCC.  I am an advocate for their success in school and life,” she said. “I enjoy being a part of the growth, development and education of the students here at MCC.”