Points of Pride

A Global View to Giving Back

Sharon Redding has traveled to more countries than she can count in her nursing career. Her experiences led her to create a planned gift allowing future nurses to travel internationally.

During her visit to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in September, philanthropist Millie Williams met with Andrea López Mercado, right, one of the newly named and newly funded Williams Scholars. Photo courtesy of UNMC Strategic Communications

Inspired to be a Pharmacist

UNMC Williams Scholar Andrea López Mercado grew up in Lares, Puerto Rico, and was living in the town when it was hit by Hurricane Maria in 2017. She was inspired to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree after witnessing the kindness of pharmacists in the storm’s aftermath.

Valery Wachter, a Burnett Society member and artist, has established a planned gift supporting studio arts majors at UNL.

Helping Paint a Bright Future

Artist Valery Wachter has established a planned gift supporting studio arts majors in the College of Fine and Performing Arts at UNL.

From left: Dana Falter and his brothers, Rod, Shannon and Todd, established a scholarship to support UNK students from their hometown.

Providing a Living Legacy

Dana Falter and his brothers are honoring their hometown of Creighton, Nebraska, with a scholarship fund for business and technology students who attend UNK.

Chase Glover of Grand Island, Nebraska, is studying agronomy at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.

‘Prepared to Go Out Into the World’

Chase Glover didn’t think college was for him. His plans changed after his high school Future Farmers of America adviser suggested he check out the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. He traveled to Curtis, Nebraska, and took a tour. The experience changed Glover’s mind about college and planted the seeds for his future.

UNO Aviation’s newest flight simulator, a Boeing 737, is flown by students Jonathan Corey and Hunter Pherson.

Learning to Fly

Gemma Ossi is on her way to becoming a professional pilot with the help of a new, privately funded addition at UNO’s Aviation Institute — a Boeing 737 jet simulator.

UNMC Students Working At The Wall

Simulating to Keep Patients Safe

Simulators provide a controlled environment for learning to fly an aircraft or drive a car. In health care, visualization and simulation technology is teaching students to treat patients safely.

UNL Chancellor Rodney Bennett sits at end of long table.

‘A Newly Minted Husker’

Rodney D. Bennett, Ed.D., took office as the 21st chancellor of UNL July 1. Pride of Place interviewed him to discover his vision for the university.

Trey Svatos poses in front of a computer

Finding His Future Through Tech

The UNK Department of Cyber Systems offers a wide range of majors for students interested in tech careers as job opportunities grow exponentially.

Chancellor Joanne Li speaks at UNO commencement.

The Identity of an Urban University

UNO Chancellor Joanne Li is passionate about Omaha, and her community-based vision for UNO helped inspire a landmark $19 million gift to the university from Barbara and Wally Weitz.

Professor Michelle Paxton, Director, Children's Justice Clinic and Center on Children, Families, and the Law, photoshoot for law college. November 12, 2021. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication

Giving Voice To the Vulnerable

The Children’s Justice Clinic, now permanently endowed, provides abused and neglected children advocates in court while offering hands-on experience for student attorneys.

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