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College gift certificates: the gift that keeps giving PDF Print E-mail

The holiday season is here, and finding a suitable gift for loved ones can be difficult. One option that is becoming increasingly popular is to give a gift certificate for college classes and related expenses.
“Gift certificates are a great way to help with the costs of continuing education,” said Chuck Salestrom, Mid-Plains Community College area director of public information and marketing. “This truly is a gift that will keep on giving for a lifetime.”
According to Wendy Schramm, area staff accountant, the process of giving a gift certificate to the college is fairly simple.
“Someone who would like to purchase a gift certificate should call the business office and give us the amount of the gift and who they would like it made out to,” she said. “We can collect the payment over the phone with a credit card, or it can be handled with cash or a check, whichever they prefer.”
Schramm said gift certificates can be in any dollar amount and can be used for tuition, fees, housing, and meal plans at the college. They can also be used for courses that are offered through the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise.
For more information about gift certificates, contact Schramm at (308) 535-3675 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In McCook, contact Janelle Hartzer at (308) 345-8101 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .