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Leslie Hewes Prize for Graduate Students in Geography

Leslie Hewes Prize for Graduate Students in Geography

The Leslie Hews Prize is an award for outstanding graduate students in the Department of Geography in recognition of excellence in scholarship. Gifts to the fund enhance the award.


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Cameron Andreesen

Cameron Andreesen

College of Business
402-458-1191 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
cameron.andreesen@nufoundation.org
Cameron is a 2008 graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business with a degree in marketing. Cameron brings outstanding experience, energy and passion for the university to the College of Business team.
Amber Antholz

Amber Antholz

College of Arts & Sciences
402-458-1182 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
amber.antholz@nufoundation.org
Amber has been with the foundation since 2000. She has a bachelor of journalism degree in advertising and a Master of Arts in journalism, both from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She leads the fundraising efforts for UNL's College of Arts and Sciences. Amber enjoys being at the foundation because she has the opportunity to work with amazing university alumni and friends, talented students, faculty and dedicated colleagues.
Craig Buescher

Craig Buescher

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1139 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
craig.buescher@nufoundation.org
Craig grew up in South Central Nebraska on a diversified farm and livestock operation. Craig graduated from the University of Nebraska with an animal science degree and worked at Senek Swine Testing Station, the Meat Animal Research Center before operating his own diversified farming operation near Deweese for more 30 years.
Amanda Byleen

Amanda Byleen

College of Education and Human Sciences
402-458-1192 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
amanda.byleen@nufoundation.org
Amanda joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Education and Human Sciences and has a degree in speech language pathology and audiology. Her involvement in numerous organizations and activities led to a deeply enriched experience at UNL. Amanda enjoys the opportunity to develop relationships and serve amazing friends and alumni of the university.
Justin Carlson

Justin Carlson

College of Engineering
402-458-1196 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
justin.carlson@nufoundation.org
Justin earned his bachelor’s degree from UNL’s College of Business. With 10 years of experience in the insurance industry and eight years as a financial advisor, Justin brings valuable experience to the development team. Justin has always been passionate about community service and giving back. He has served on a long list of boards and committees, including most recently Leadership Lincoln, the Community Services Fund of Nebraska and Lincoln’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Justin believes in the power of education to transform our society and in the impact learning has on an individual. Justin is married and has three children, ages 9, 7 and 3.
Doug Carr

Doug Carr

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1160 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
doug.carr@nufoundation.org
Doug is a graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2017 and has extensive experience in video production, advertising, sales and marketing, primarily in the field of agribusiness. Doug’s fundraising efforts are focused on the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Josh Egley

Josh Egley

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1202 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
josh.egley@nufoundation.org
Josh has been with the foundation since 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Josh's experience at UNL was very positive and working at the foundation allows him to help make that same experience available to other students. It also allows him to give back to his alma mater.
Joye Fehringer

Joye Fehringer

College of Arts & Sciences
402458-1187 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
joye.fehringer@nufoundation.org
Joye has been with the foundation since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is passionate about her job because she enjoys bringing friends and alumni together to help advance the College of Arts and Sciences.
Joey Felici

Joey Felici

Director of Development, College of Business, UNL
402-504-3329 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
joey.felici@nufoundation.org
Joey is originally from Omaha and obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Joey was a four-year member of the Husker Football program. During his student-athlete experience, he received many awards including the Tom Osborne and Brook Berringer Citizenship Award, Admiral U.S. Grant Sharp Trophy for unselfish commitment, motivation and teamwork, and the Hero Leadership Award for demonstrated excellence in community service and leadership.
Amy Ferguson

Amy Ferguson

College of Engineering
402-458-1203 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
amy.ferguson@nufoundation.org
Amy has been a fundraiser at the foundation since 2012. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising from UNL. She is passionate about her job because she enjoys helping students achieve their dreams of attending college.
Greg Jensen

Greg Jensen

College of Journalism
402-458-1181 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
greg.jensen@nufoundation.org
Greg has been with the foundation since 1989. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He considers it a privilege to work with University of Nebraska alumni and friends to make a difference in advancing educational access and opportunities for students in Nebraska.
James Keim

James Keim

Interdisciplinary Research & College of Architecture
402-458-1140 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
james.keim@nufoundation.org
James has been with the foundation since 1998. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech, English and Communications from Hastings College and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Emporia State University. Working at the foundation combines two of James' passions – higher education and philanthropy. He feels that higher education offers life meaning, while philanthropy offers purpose.
Amy Kloefkorn

Amy Kloefkorn

College of Arts and Sciences
402-458-1175 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
amy.kloefkorn@nufoundation.org
Amy joined the foundation in 2014. Her past experiences and skills building community relationships and partnerships with universities and other organizations across Nebraska serve her well here at the foundation.
Jeremy Lohrman

Jeremy Lohrman

College of Engineering
direct
800-432-3216 toll free
Jeremy.Lohrman@nufoundation.org
A Nebraska native, Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a chemistry major from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2008. As a nontraditional student, he experienced firsthand the impact of receiving a higher education through the gift of scholarships, and he is passionate about helping others receive the same transformational opportunity. Prior to joining the foundation in 2016, Jeremy spent his career in information systems and technology.
Heather Lundine

Heather Lundine

Lied Center for Performing Arts, Sheldon Museum of Art, International Quilt Study Center & Museum
402-458-1281 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
heather.lundine@nufoundation.org
Heather’s fundraising efforts are focused on the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Sheldon Museum of Art and the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Heather has a longtime relationship with the arts in Nebraska and has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 10 years. Heather joined the foundation in 2016 and is passionate about her work, because scholarships helped her reach her own educational goals.
Victor Martinez

Victor Martinez

College of Arts & Sciences
402-458-1185 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
victor.martinez@nufoundation.org
Victor has been with the foundation since 2013. He has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He enjoys meeting alumni who have had tremendous experiences at the university. He loves the fact that no matter where he meets alumni – in Lincoln, Omaha or any city on the East Coast—everyone is still a Cornhusker.
Todd Mattox

Todd Mattox

College of Education and Human Sciences
402-458-1238 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
todd.mattox@nufoundation.org
Todd joined the foundation in 2014. He has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. A native Nebraskan, he is passionate about the university and the impact it has on the lives of its students, alumni and people throughout the state.
Joanna Nordhues

Joanna Nordhues

College of Arts & Sciences
402-458-1178 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
joanna.nordhues@nufoundation.org
Joanna has been with the foundation since 2005. She has a bachelor's degree of journalism in advertising from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is routinely surrounded by extremely intelligent, kind and generous people who have achieved great success in their lives. She finds these interactions to be a wonderful way to spend her days.
Laine Norton

Laine Norton

College of Business
402-458-1201 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
laine.norton@nufoundation.org
Laine has been with the foundation since 2011. She has a Bachelor of Journalism in News Editorial and a Bachelor of Arts in History both from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She enjoys having the opportunity to work with and serve amazing alumni.
Connie Pejsar

Connie Pejsar

Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, State Museum
402-458-1190 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
connie.pejsar@nufoundation.org
Connie has been with the foundation since 1983. She has enjoyed a variety of positions and currently is fundraising for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the State Museum. The most rewarding part of Connie's job is establishing relationships with alumni and friends of the university and helping them make their dream of helping the university a reality
Kathy Schuele

Kathy Schuele

College of Engineering
402-458-1167 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
kathy.schuele@nufoundation.org
Kathy was born and raised in Omaha, she received her bachelor’s degree from TCU. She joined the Foundation in 2015. Kathy has volunteered with Teammates for years and has been able to watch the power of education in Nebraska. This passion drives her work at the Foundation.
Ronna Sears-Fritz

Ronna Sears-Fritz

Director I Development, CEHS, UNL
402-458-1146 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
ronna.sears-fritz@nufoundation.org
A Nebraska native, Ronna earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from UNL’s College of Education and Human Sciences and a master’s degree in public administration from UNO. Ronna joined the foundation in 2018 with several years of fundraising and programming experience and loves working to advance the college where she got her start.
Joe Selig

Joe Selig

UNL Development
402-458-1195 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
joe.selig@nufoundation.org
Joe Selig is senior vice president for UNL development at the University of Nebraska Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2003, he provided 23 years of service to the UNL athletics department. He is an alumnus of the UNL College of Business Administration, where he received bachelor’s and MBA degrees.
Justin Swanson

Justin Swanson

College of Business
402-458-1280 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
justin.swanson@nufoundation.org
An Omaha native, Justin earned a juris doctor from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law and a master’s degree from UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. He believes that college should be accessible to everyone, particularly students who are first in their family to attend college, and is passionate about the power of education. Justin joined the foundation in 2016.
Christine Truhe

Christine Truhe

College of Law
402-458-1156 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
christine.truhe@nufoundation.org
Christine earned her bachelor’s degree from UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication and her Juris Doctorate from the NU College of Law. In addition to her time with the Law College, Christine has worked for UNL Housing, UNL Conference Services, and Husker Athletics.
 
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