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UNO

UNO means the world to a man who’s seen the world

UNO means the world to a man who’s seen the world

Air Force veteran who’s seen the world now giving back to a place that’s meant the world to him.

Posted: mié, nov 11, 2015

UNL

A scholarship in memory of a great man – her great-grandfather

A scholarship in memory of a great man – her great-grandfather

California woman visits Nebraska for the first time to learn more about her noted ancestor, who was a dean of UNL’s business college and an adviser to President Truman. In his name, she endows a fund in the College of Arts & Sciences – the “John Davidson Clark Courage and Commitment Fund.”

Posted: lun, oct 5, 2015

UNL

Unlikely friendship grows over the years, leading to fruitful harvest

Unlikely friendship grows over the years, leading to fruitful harvest

UNL alumnus realizes, in that end, that planting seeds of kindness can change people’s lives.

Posted: mié, ago 26, 2015

UNMC

Here’s a noteworthy alumna you probably don’t know: Ruth E. Wilcox, M.D.

Here’s a noteworthy alumna you probably don’t know: Ruth E. Wilcox, M.D.

Ruth E. Wilcox, M.D., recalls her long career – and her med school ‘fellows’ who made all the difference.

Posted: vie, ago 21, 2015

UNO

A gift for his father, the filmmaker

A gift for his father, the filmmaker

Bob Chenoweth, a retired Hollywood producer, finds a perfect way to make amends with his ‘ornery’ dad, who was Omaha’s first filmmaker.

Posted: mié, ago 5, 2015

UNMC

Leslie’s Healing Garden to be part of cancer healing arts program

Leslie’s Healing Garden to be part of cancer healing arts program

The garden at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer will be a place where patients and families can visit to escape the realities of cancer and spend time outside.

Posted: lun, jul 27, 2015

UNL

Gift from Colorado ranching couple blazing the trail for IANR students

Gift from Colorado ranching couple blazing the trail for IANR students

Nebraska natives Bill and Sandra Condon of Sterling, Colo., recently endowed major full-ride scholarships for upperclassmen in UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The William and Sandra Condon Endowed Scholarship for Agriculture Studies.

Posted: mié, may 20, 2015

UNO

A Portrait of Philanthropy: Ron and Connie Brasel

A Portrait of Philanthropy: Ron and Connie Brasel

Ron and Connie Brasel of Omaha say they got hooked on UNO hockey years ago after getting to know the coaches and players. They saw the shoestring budget in those early days, and decided to help. It’s been a fun ride, they say, to see how far the Mavs have come.

Posted: mié, abr 1, 2015

UNMC

Nebraska native remembers home state with $1.5 million gift to benefit UNMC

Nebraska native remembers home state with $1.5 million gift to benefit UNMC

A Nebraska native who spent his career in California has given back to his home state with a $1.5 million gift to benefit the health and well-being of Nebraskans.

Posted: vie, ene 23, 2015

UNK

UNK's broadcast journalism students benefit from Mitchell scholarships

UNK's broadcast journalism students benefit from Mitchell scholarships

The next generation of broadcast journalists from UNK now have additional support for their education and training with a gift from the John and Mary Mitchell family.

Posted: mar, dic 9, 2014

UNL

‘Mr. Dick Hanzel …Thank you'

‘Mr. Dick Hanzel …Thank you'

This envelope comes as a surprise. “Oh, wow.” He tears it open and reads the handwritten note out loud: Mr. Dick Hanzel …

Posted: mié, dic 3, 2014

UNL

Major gift boosts nationally recognized feedyard management program at UNL

Major gift boosts nationally recognized feedyard management program at UNL

A nationally recognized program at UNL that has educated and trained cattle feedyard specialists for 25 years has received a major gift to perpetually support its mission and student interns.

Posted: jue, nov 6, 2014

Mark Wilkins named Nebraska Corn Checkoff presidential chair at UNL

The Nebraska Corn Board made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014 to establish the permanently endowed chair.

University of Nebraska opens new health center, nursing college complex

A new University of Nebraska facility will give students access to improved health care while providing its nursing program a world-class learning and research space with capacity for future growth.

Wigton gift makes possible welcome and history center at UNMC

The Wigton Heritage Center will be built in conjunction with the Wittson Hall renovation project at UNMC and is made possible with a gift commitment from Robert Wigton, M.D.

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