UNL Points of Pride

Fishermen with a vision find purpose through UNL’s Engler program

University of Nebraska–Lincoln graduates Hunter Suchsland and Cade Ludwig found a way to monetize their passion for fishing through the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. The duo started their fishing lure business with seed money and advice from the UNL program. “We’ve quadrupled sales and customers from year one to year two,” Suchsland said.

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The Sum of Our Parts

Giving back is just part of the equation for Burnett Society member Warren Luckner. He sums up the philosophy simply: “Pay it forward. Our lives have been enriched. We can help enrich the lives of others, now and after we are gone.”

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For the Generations of Leaders We’ll Inspire

At the University of Nebraska, we believe there’s no clearer path to a better life than higher education. Read on to learn about the inspiring ways that private support has changed the lives of students on all four campuses of the University of Nebraska.

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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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