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Justin Smith Morrill Scholars Fund

Justin Smith Morrill Scholars Fund

The Justin Smith Morrill Scholars Program is a student organization open to all UNL students. The program draws upon the life experiences and accomplishments of Justin Smith Morrill, U.S. Senator and author of the Land-Grant College Acts.

Through the program, students will have the opportunity to:
• Embrace and engage in lifelong interdisciplinary learning and education.
• Exhibit the qualities of a successful leader and act in a leadership role when appropriate.
• Plan and participate in civic engagement and service activities.
• Appreciate and articulate the importance of the Land-Grant College Acts and the role of the Land-Grant university in the modern era.

Morrill Scholars are developed through a rich variety of learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. During their first semester, scholars are required to take a seminar that discusses Morrill's life and accomplishment, as well as the history of land-grant universities. Scholars also have the unique opportunity to travel to Morrill's homestead in beautiful Strafford, Vermont, to tour the area where Morrill grew up, complete a service project and stay with the friendly locals, all while cultivating a deeper appreciation for Morrill and the scholars program.


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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.
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.
Barbara Soderlin

Barbara Soderlin

Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
402-458-1176 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
barbara.soderlin@nufoundation.org
Barbara joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2018 following a career as a newspaper reporter and editor. She worked for several papers, including the Omaha World-Herald, where she covered agribusiness, food production and the grocery business, communicating the story of Nebraska’s ag economy to readers. Barbara holds degrees in English and journalism.
 
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