UNL Points of Pride

Helping Students Dream Big

At UNL, bright, talented students — for whom college may have seemed like an unattainable dream — are benefiting from philanthropic support at the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy.

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90 Years Young

Bruce Mackey is 90 years old, but you’d never guess it. He walks 3.5 miles nearly every day and studies ayurvedic wellness. He also spends time giving back.

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First-generation UNL Student Overcomes Fear To Build Better Life

Omaha North High graduate Dywan Williams once believed an athletic scholarship would be his path to college. When he decided against playing at the next level, the first-generation student turned to an innovative college-access program offered by UNL. Williams, an accounting major, wants to create a better life for him and his family.

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College of Engineering Expands to Meet Demand

Ask Dean Lance C. Pérez why he wants to create “a bigger, better College of Engineering” at UNL, and he’s ready with a Nebraska-centric answer. By constructing buildings, hiring new faculty, recruiting more students and expanding research, the state’s only engineering college can spur economic development in Nebraska.

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Gut Check

Our bodies are home to trillions of microbes, and their impact is vast. At UNL and UNMC, scientists are conducting extensive research of the microbiome to find the links from agriculture and food production to human wellness and the prevention of disease.

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‘I’m Secretly Nebraskan’

Daisy Berexa’s curiosity about her great-grandfather prompted her to reach out to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She discovered more than she could have imagined.

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you’ve made in someone else’s.

When you make a gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation you can trust that it will be used in the way in which it was intended. That’s a promise we’ve kept with our donors since our organization was founded in 1936.