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Support the Department of Sociology

Support the Department of Sociology

The earliest recorded sociology course taught on UNL's campus was offered in 1884. With such a long and storied history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Department of Sociology continues to be a leading center of sociology in the Midwest. Currently, the 20 faculty members that comprise the faculty are responsible for the education of approximately 40 graduate and 200 undergraduate students. With the belief that a strong research programs serves as a critical foundation for excellence in teaching and student engagement, the department has an outstanding tradition of quality research and teaching. 

Six members of the department have won Distinguished Teaching Awards from the College of Arts and Sciences and one department faculty member was recognized with the University of Nebraska's highest teaching award, the Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award. The thrust of research is focused on family, social inequality, and the sociology of health/mental health. Private support is critical in funding the ambitious research and teaching agenda of the department, and we are humbled to be considered as a home for your philanthropy.


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Steve Allen

Steve Allen

Director of Development, College of Arts & Sciences
402-309-5850 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
steve.allen@nufoundation.org
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications and a master of divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2019 and focuses on securing support for UNL’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Joye Fehringer

Joye Fehringer

Director II, College of Arts & Sciences
402-458-1187 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
joye.fehringer@nufoundation.org
Joye holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. A member of the foundation team since 2007, she is passionate about bringing friends and alumni together to help advance the UNL Libraries and the UNL College of Arts and Sciences.
Joanna Nordhues

Joanna Nordhues

College of Arts & Sciences
402-458-1178 direct
800-432-3216 toll free
joanna.nordhues@nufoundation.org
Joanna has been with the foundation since 2005. She has a bachelor's degree of journalism in advertising from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is routinely surrounded by extremely intelligent, kind and generous people who have achieved great success in their lives. She finds these interactions to be a wonderful way to spend her days.
Courtney Spilker

Courtney Spilker

College of Arts and Sciences
direct
800-432-3216 toll free
courtney.spilker@nufoundation.org
Courtney graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with degrees in agronomy and agricultural education. After working in agricultural sales, she joined the University of Nebraska Foundation team in 2019 where her fundraising efforts are focused on UNL’s College of Arts and Sciences.
 

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Sociology Department Fund

Sociology Department Fund

A gift to this fund would help support the many activities of the Sociology Department including department colloquiums, guest lecturers, student scholarships, and research support.

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UNL Opportunity Scholarship in Sociology Fund

UNL Opportunity Scholarship in Sociology Fund

This fund provides scholarships to undergraduate students within the Sociology Department with preference given to students who come from educationally or culturally disadvantaged backgrounds.

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