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UNK

It's all in the family for UNK scholarship donors

It's all in the family for UNK scholarship donors

“The way we look at it,” Jack says, “we have our own alumni association.”

Posted: Wed, Mar 28, 2012

UNMC

UNMC donors leave things better than they found them

UNMC donors leave things better than they found them

Mary Pearson grew up in the Great Depression. Her father, a farmer, didn’t have money to buy her and her twin sister dresses to go to their high school graduation party. So they stayed home.

Posted: Wed, Mar 28, 2012

DONOR STORIES

Happy UNO donor makes students feel the same

Happy UNO donor makes students feel the same

Miss Betty Jean Haupt must have had fun at Omaha U.

Posted: Wed, Mar 28, 2012

UNK

Scholarship honors parents who contributed to

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.”

Posted: Wed, Feb 29, 2012

UNL

Of fathers, sons and daughters

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.

Posted: Fri, Feb 24, 2012

UNO

UNO alums love giving back to their alma mater

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.

Posted: Mon, Feb 6, 2012

UNK

WWII and a young soldier/typist finds a girl just his type

WWII and a young soldier/typist finds a girl just his type

Around midnight, someone walked through the barracks and called out his name. Keith Bennett? Keith Bennett? Yes, sir.

Posted: Mon, Feb 6, 2012

UNO

UNO Athletics announces major gift toward academic success

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.

Posted: Wed, Jan 25, 2012

UNK

Hennings increase access to education with forever scholarship fund

Hennings increase access to education with forever scholarship fund

The children of Harvey J. and Betty L. Henning of Kearney have established a student scholarship in their parents’ honor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Posted: Thu, Jan 19, 2012

UNL

The sweetest voice he ever heard, again

The sweetest voice he ever heard, again

By 2003, Eric Silvius had not heard his wife speak in 13 years. Multiple sclerosis had taken her voice. It had taken her ability to swallow. Her arms. Her legs. Her clear vision. It had taken the job she loved as a psychologist.

Posted: Wed, Dec 21, 2011

UNL

Donor who came from nothing gives a great deal to UNK

Donor who came from nothing gives a great deal to UNK

Robert Sahling says he came from “exactly nothing.”

Posted: Wed, Dec 21, 2011

UNK

Nursing scholarship honors mom who helped dad and others

Nursing scholarship honors mom who helped dad and others

Her father encouraged her to go to college, get an education and become successful. Harriett J. Steele did just that, graduating as one of only a few female students from the Ohio State University in the 1940s.

Posted: Wed, Nov 30, 2011

Women Investing in Nebraska to fund Nebraska nonprofits, university projects

WIN asks potential grant seekers to submit a letter of inquiry by Feb. 19, 2018.

Our employee wellness program is getting recognition – a lot of it

Long appreciated by our employees, our wellness program is racking up recognition and awards from outside our organization.

Holland Foundation $2 million gift creates endowed presidential chair in early childhood development

Funds will forever support the university’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute and its public outreach and education programs across Nebraska.

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