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Earl "Pete" Jenkins Endowment

Pete Jenkins' legacy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will be felt for years to come, thanks to a scholarship in his memory. Jenkins earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska in 1943, then served in World War II. He joined the NU faculty as an instructor in 1949 and earned a master's degree in music in 1952. Over the years he directed thousands of students in vocal and choral ensembles, including the University Singers. Jenkins earned several honors during his career, including the Builders Award in 1975 and 1977, induction into the Nebraska Music Educators Hall of Fame in 1995, the university's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1978 and the alumni association's Doc Elliott Award. He retired from the university in 1982. Jenkins died Aug. 3, 2009.

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Connie Pejsar

Connie Pejsar

Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, State Museum
402-458-1190 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
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.
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