Category: UNK

Health Care in the Heartland

UNK and UNMC have teamed up to construct the Rural Health Education Building, which will not only increase capacity to enroll more health care students but will also significantly expand nursing programs and bring the UNMC College of Medicine to Kearney.

Young Janet sitting on a camel in the desert.

Lifelong Learning Inspires Educator to Give Back

Janet Wendland, a Burnett Society member, established a planned gift to provide study abroad opportunities for UNK students. Read on for a Q&A about Janet’s global education that inspired her to give.

UNMC Physical Therapy Student says Studying at UNK was a ‘No Brainer’

Two continents. Three countries. Five states. Luis Reyes Mendieta’s road to the physical therapy program at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Kearney, Nebraska, has been anything but a direct path. So, what would lead a young man born in Honduras and who lived in Kenya for 10 years to Kearney?

Finding a New Home in Kearney

Marisa Macy accepted her job at UNK last fall — sight unseen. She interviewed during a surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, so the process was conducted virtually. She knew nearly nothing about Nebraska, but the job was so perfect, she jumped at the opportunity.