Western Nebraska Community College
Western Nebraska Community College is a community college in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Its athletics teams are known as the Cougars. WNCC was previously known as Scottsbluff Junior College, Scotts Bluff County College, and Nebraska Western College.
Western Nebraska Community College was established in Scottsbluff, Nebraska in September 1926 as an extension of the University of Nebraska. WNCC was originally named Scottsbluff Junior College. The College became inactive after only one year and was reopened in September 1929, as part of the Scottsbluff Public Schools System. The College operated as part of that system until September 1932, when it became a public, two-year institution. In June 1968, Scotts Bluff County College became Nebraska Western College. The College became Scottsbluffï¿½s only non-parochial institution of higher education after private Hiram Scott College went bankrupt in 1971 and was acquired by the state. The State Legislature formed the Western Technical Community College Area in 1973, which included Nebraska Western College, Western Nebraska Technical College and the Alliance School of Practical Nursing. On July 1, 1978, the Area Board of Governors placed all three entities into a single college, multiple campus setting. July 1, 1988, the Board of Governors discontinued the separate campus names and changed the name of the college to Western Nebraska Community College.
The WNCC Cougar Strides Wellness Program is dedicated to improving and maintaining the general health and well-being of all WNCC campus communities.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Dick "Night Train" Lane NBA players Bobby Jackson and Sedric Toney. (Major League Baseball,Pitcher) Robert A. Harris, Browns/Athletics/Tigers 1938 - 1942.