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UNMC

‘It’s been one of my life’s greatest joys’

‘It’s been one of my life’s greatest joys’

Cancer survivor’s generosity benefits UNMC and others who’ve helped him

Posted: Wed, Jul 24, 2019

UNL

Gift from “remarkable man” to help art students achieve their dreams

Gift from “remarkable man” to help art students achieve their dreams

A distant relative of famed author Willa Cather, Bud Cather studied art and played on the Husker football team while a student in the 1930s.

Posted: Wed, Jan 10, 2018

UNL

Nebraska business scholarship forever honors alumnus Ron Rotherham

Nebraska business scholarship forever honors alumnus Ron Rotherham

The family of Nebraska alumnus Ron Rotherham has honored the Ewing native as a loving husband, father and grandfather by establishing a scholarship in his memory.

Posted: Tue, Nov 14, 2017

UNL

Gift to help first-generation, low-income Huskers

Gift to help first-generation, low-income Huskers

Beginning in 2018, the Trenchard Foundation, established by Husker alumnus Bob Trenchard in memory of his late wife, Barbara, and his late sons, Todd and Trey, will provide scholarships for Nebraska College Preparatory Academy graduates to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Posted: Mon, Sep 11, 2017

UNL

Curtis native honors college mentor Glenn Jurgens with memorial scholarship fund

Curtis native honors college mentor Glenn Jurgens with memorial scholarship fund

A scholarship honoring the kindness and dedication of a former ag professor will benefit students in Curtis for years to come.

Posted: Wed, Aug 2, 2017

MEMORIAL

University honors the life of distinguished alumnus Clayton Yeutter

University honors the life of distinguished alumnus Clayton Yeutter

Renowned trade expert Clayton Yeutter was born in Nebraska and served four U.S. presidents in a career spanning several decades.

Posted: Tue, Mar 7, 2017

FOUNDATION

NU Foundation awards Yanneys with top volunteer award, Morin and Plowman with development service awards

NU Foundation awards Yanneys with top volunteer award, Morin and Plowman with development service awards

The foundation has announced the 2016 recipients of its highest awards, the Perry W. Branch Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service and the Harlan J. Noddle Award for Distinguished Development Service.

Posted: Mon, Oct 24, 2016

UNMC

For all it gave him, Lincoln doctor gives back to UNMC

For all it gave him, Lincoln doctor gives back to UNMC

Dr. Don Gibbens, a Lincoln OB-GYN, is giving back to his alma mater because of all it gave him and because he wants to make the lives of residents a little easier.

Posted: Wed, Oct 19, 2016

UNO

Early childhood welfare focus of new community chair at UNO

Early childhood welfare focus of new community chair at UNO

The $1 million endowed position is named in honor of Chancellor John Christensen

Posted: Fri, Jun 17, 2016

UNL

The queen of her students’ hearts

The queen of her students’ hearts

The queen of her students’ hearts, Professor Carole Levin, plans to leave a legacy at UNL.

Posted: Mon, Jun 13, 2016

UNL

Alumnus Ron Lockard establishes computer science and engineering scholarship at UNL

Alumnus Ron Lockard establishes computer science and engineering scholarship at UNL

The scholarship provides awards to undergraduate and graduate students who plan to enter a career field the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will increase more than 20 percent by 2022.

Posted: Tue, May 17, 2016

UNL

A great man’s journey: Trip home reminds Yeutter of his great Nebraska roots

A great man’s journey: Trip home reminds Yeutter of his great Nebraska roots

A great man’s journey: Trip home to Eustis reminds Clayton Yeutter of his great Nebraska roots.

Posted: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

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.

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