Honoring Nebraska's rural educators
One room. One teacher.
Pilot credits UNO with helping his career fly
Jeff Lehmkuhl’s workday can be dangerous. The Air Force captain is executive officer of the 563rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona. He flies the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. He’s been deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq, rescuing special-ops forces deep behind enemy lines.
Gift from former student supports Creative Nonfiction Program at UNO
A recent gift from The Kinney Family Foundation to the University of Nebraska Foundation honors individuals who were instrumental in the development of the English Department’s Creative Nonfiction Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and supports the current program and its students.
Estate gift to provide scholarships to students at UNO
A $500,000 gift will create new scholarship opportunities for students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where more than 80 percent of students seek financial assistance to attend college.
It's all in the family for UNK scholarship donors
“The way we look at it,” Jack says, “we have our own alumni association.”
Happy UNO donor makes students feel the same
Miss Betty Jean Haupt must have had fun at Omaha U.
Bennett memorial scholarship to support business students at UNK
A new memorial scholarship provides support to students in the College of Business and Technology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney while remembering the life of alumnus Dr. Keith N. Bennett.
Scholarship honors parents who contributed to "the good life"
“My parents are dyed in the wool Nebraskans,” he says. “They grew up in tough times, when everything was at a premium. … One thing my family has learned is that Nebraska’s greatest resource is its people. “That’s what makes ‘the good life’ in Nebraska.”
Of fathers, sons and daughters
Anne Martin doesn’t remember much about the night her dad got inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. It was 1993. She was just 2 years old. But someone captured it on VHS tape back then and mailed a copy to her parents.
UNO alums love giving back to their alma mater
Bob was a bouncer at an Omaha bar, the Dundee Dell. It was a small, dark place in those days. Margaret was sitting by a front window. The sun was shining on her red hair.
UNO Athletics announces major gift toward academic success
The University of Nebraska Omaha athletic department and the University of Nebraska Foundation today announced a leadership gift by local benefactors Brian and Carey Hamilton toward the construction of an on-campus Academic Excellence Center that will carry their name.
$250,000 gift will provide scholarships to Kearney nursing students
“On behalf of the UNMC College of Nursing faculty and staff at the Kearney Division, I would like to say how grateful we are for Ms. Reynolds' extremely generous gift and legacy to the future of health care."
2 WIN grants to assist grandparents, UNL students
Women Investing in Nebraska awarded two $93,000 grants to assist a pilot program making mental health counselors more accessible at UNL residence halls and helping the Nebraska Children’s Home Society expand its support network for grandparents.
Osbornes and Varners honored with highest development service award
Nancy and Tom Osborne and Paula and Woody Varner have been conferred the 2019 Harlan J. Noddle Award for Distinguished Development Service in recognition of the years they advocated for the university and their involvement with private philanthropy for the university.
Holthus and Raikeses honored with highest volunteer service award
Kelly Holthus of York and Jeff and Tricia Raikes of Seattle and Ashland, Nebraska, are 2019 recipients of the Perry W. Branch Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service.