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Karen S. Kane Memorial Fellowship Fund

Karen S. Kane Memorial Fellowship Fund

The Karen S. Kane Memorial Fellowship offers cash awards to UN MFA in writing students for exemplary writing in Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Playwriting. Karen S. Kane was a member of the first University of Nebraska MFA in Writing graduating class, and was awarded her MFA degree in Summer 2007 with ten of her classmates. Karen was a person who embodied the spirit of the program — the discipline to work constantly at her art, the tenacity to get it right, and the recognition that she was in it for a lifetime. She was a writer with the gift for describing life in the purest and freshest language seasoned with original images that she literally "saw" as complete words playing across a screen behind her eyes. This unusual gift was the side effect of a traumatic brain injury she suffered in 1985 that painfully altered her physical and emotional existence and set her on a journey that brought her to the UN MFA in Writing Program. With her death in 2012, Karen left us all too soon, her artistic life still "a work in progress."


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Amber Antholz

Amber Antholz

College of Arts & Sciences
402-458-1182 direct
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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.
Matt Boyd

Matt Boyd

College of Business
402-458-1189 direct
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matt.boyd@nufoundation.org
Matt has been with the foundation since 2006. He has a Bachelor of Journalism in Broadcasting from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University. Matt enjoys working at the foundation because the University of Nebraska can have a big impact on the economic development of the state. He also feels higher education motivates people and gives them the opportunity to achieve a better life.
Joe Selig

Joe Selig

Senior Vice President of UNL Development
402-458-1195 direct
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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 where he received bachelor’s and MBA degrees.
Lauren Van Buskirk

Lauren Van Buskirk

College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
402-502-4124 direct
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lauren.vanbuskirk@nufoundation.org
Lauren earned her degree in journalism from the University of Southern California where she developed a diverse background by working and volunteering with various nonprofit organizations as well as working in marketing and communications. Lauren's passion for the arts and higher education are a great fit for the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.
 
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