Our foundation family is terribly saddened about the tragic loss of Bettina Burklund. Bettina’s positive energy, incredible teamwork, and work ethic were an inspiration to all of us who had the privilege to work with her each day. Bettina was never too busy to talk about fishing–her favorite hobby–with her coworkers. She had a radiant smile that was contagious and will be forever remembered and missed.
Too few times in life do we have a chance to get to know and work with someone that no one – and, we mean no one – can say a bad thing about. Bettina was one of those people. She was a wonderful colleague, and a truly amazing person. Her death was too soon and we deeply grieve her loss. On behalf of everyone at the University of Nebraska Foundation, we extend our thoughts and prayers to Bettina and her family at this difficult time.