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Bruce D. Carpenter, '79
Senior Vice President, HDR
30 years of extensive architecture experience
College of Architecture Alumni Master
Bruce is a senior vice president with HDR, an architectural, engineering, and consulting firm based in Omaha. He has more than 30 years of extensive architecture experience. His career is distinguished by contributions to Omaha’s built environment to improve the quality of life for a community and its citizens. He has been instrumental in the creation of performing arts centers, museums, parks, entertainment venues, community centers, hospitals and other public spaces. Bruce was the 2013 recipient of the Harry F. Cunningham Gold Medal for Architectural Excellence, the highest honor that the American Institute of Architects Nebraska bestows in recognition of the most distinguished achievement in service to the profession of architecture in the State of Nebraska.
Mark Chronister, ‘73
Partner, Templeton Laird
Worked as the managing partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Minneapolis for 34 years.
College of Business Administration Alumni Master
Mark Chronister’s professional involvements over the past 40 years have successfully bridged business, education and nonprofit service in unusual and consistent ways. Whether serving clients or as a board member, Chronister’s leadership skills have been both tapped and challenged. He has frequently been selected as board chair of organizations dependent on truly good governance. Chronister spent most of his career serving financial services and higher education institutions with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked for 34 years. Many of those years were as the managing partner in the Minneapolis office. He is currently a partner at Templeton Laird and is the chair of the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Daniel Dawes, Esq. ‘06
Healthcare attorney and executive director of government affairs and health policy at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.
College of Law Alumni Master
Daniel E. Dawes is a healthcare attorney and the executive director of government affairs and health policy at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. A nationally recognized leader in healthcare law and policy, Daniel has led numerous efforts to address health issues impacting vulnerable, underserved and marginalized populations. He was an instrumental figure in shaping the Affordable Care Act and founded and chaired the largest advocacy group focused on developing comprehensive legislation to reform the health care system and address the disparities in health care and health status among vulnerable groups in the United States. Daniel is also the author of several publications on health reform and health equity; including his critically acclaimed book “150 Years of ObamaCare.”
Jennafer Glaesemann, D.V.M., M.B.A., ‘07
Veterinarian and owner of two clinics in Beatrice and Pickrell, Neb.
College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources Alumni Master
Dr. Jennafer Glaesemann’s passion for animal agriculture helped shape her veterinary medicine career. On her family’s dairy farm northeast of Fairbury, Jennafer grew up with cattle, sheep, rabbits, ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, pheasants, pigeons, quail, numerous cats and dogs and a family parakeet. Jennafer earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and purchased the Blue Valley Veterinary Clinic, located in Beatrice, in 2012. A year later, she purchased the Pickrell Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Glaesemann feels that she has been blessed in her career path and wants to help other early career veterinarians reach their practice ownership goals. While also serving on national committees and local community boards, she is developing a non-profit organization which promotes recent graduate practice ownership and provides the resources and support to make such dreams possible.
Frauke Hachtmann,’94, ’97, ’00, ’10
Full-scholarship, student-athlete on the women’s tennis team, is now a professor and associate dean in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at UNL.
Athletics Alumni Master
Frauke Hachtmann joined the advertising faculty in 2002 and has developed and taught a variety of courses, including media strategy, advertising and public relations campaigns, global advertising, international media, advertising and public relations research and promotional writing. She currently serves as associate dean and head of the advertising and public relations sequence. Prior to her teaching appointment at UNL she worked for the Nebraska Athletic Department as a media buyer, was editor of the Red 'N White Newsletter and in-house graphic designer for 23 collegiate sports. She came to UNL as a full-scholarship student-athlete on the women's tennis team. A native of Germany, she also brings international professional experience to the college as a former sales promoter for major consumer brands in Germany, including Schweppes.
Margaret M. Holman, ‘73
Runs a consulting firm in New York City and previously worked in communications for the ASPCA, one of the largest humane societies in the world.
College of Journalism and Mass Communications Alumni Master
Margaret M. Holman is president of Holman Consulting, a full-service fundraising consulting firm she founded in New York City 25 years ago. Margaret served as senior vice president for development and communications at America's first and largest humane society, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She has published numerous articles on non-profit management, lectures widely, and has served as faculty for institutes, conferences and seminars, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is an emerita president of the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York and Women in Development in New York. She is a member of the Board of Directors and a trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Lea Ann Johnson,’83, ‘90
Director of Lincoln Community Learning Centers
College of Education and Human Sciences Alumni Master
Lea Ann Johnson is director of the Lincoln Community Learning Centers Initiative. This nationally recognized initiative builds strong partnerships between Lincoln Public Schools and the community to support the highest need students and their families. It has required Lea Ann to develop relationships across disciplines, with multiple organizations, business stakeholders and elected officials to implement a shared vision and common goals for Lincoln’s 25 Community Learning Center schools. Prior to her current role, Lea Ann was associate executive director and program coordinator for Family Service Association and program director for Cedars Home for Children. She also serves the community on the Early Childhood Oversight Committee of Prosper Lincoln and as Chair of the CSI Youth Development Coalition.
Julie Uribe, ’84
TV producer with 25 years of experience in Hollywood
Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Alumni Master
Julie Uribe is an Emmy Award-winning producer who has more than 25 years of experience in the television industry. Most recently Julie served as senior vice president of non-scripted development for FremantleMedia North America where she led development, pilot production and international acquisition strategy. Prior to joining Fremantle, Uribe served as a writer-producer on various programs for National Geographic, Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel. In 1999, Uribe won a daytime Emmy award for her work on ABC’s “Better Homes and Gardens.” Julie’s professional acting highlights include guest spots and recurring roles on “The Drew Carey Show,” “Family Matters,” “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives.”