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Sara was named the Certification Officer for the College of Education & Human Sciences.
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Connor Ferguson, PhD (M.S. Agronomy: Weed Science, 2013) joined the faculty at Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS) as an Assistant Professor of Weed Science in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences on July 1st. Ferguson spent the last year on faculty at Northwest Missouri State University in their School of Agricultural Sciences.


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Linda "Linda" Bors

Class of 1976
Linda J. Bors, Omaha, a civilian Sr. Operations Research Analyst, retired from U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, NE.
For the past two years, William H. McCartney, B.S.B.Adm. 1973, has been co-chairing a Bipartisan Policy Center task force studying current issues in the regulation of insurance. He and co-chair Dr. Robert Litan authored a report, "Improving U.S. Insurance Regulation," which was published by the BPC and released in April.
Recently began working as the Travel Coordinator for the upcoming "X-Men: The New Mutants" film for Fox. Production begins this summer in Boston and the film is scheduled for release April 2018.

Amber Wright

Class of 2016
Amber Wright
Amber Wright
KidGlov has announced the addition of Amber Wright to its incredible team of savvy branding professionals.

Amber’s title is Content Editor, where she will use her communication and English skills to craft copy for print, broadcast, online and social media, perform proofreading tasks and coordinate projects.

KidGlov skillfully delivers traditional marketing and advertising, as well as surprises audiences with a multitude of unexpected brand experiences that advance and position organizations for success.  
Elliot Shanahan, 2012, was the recipient of the ExxonMobil Chemical Company's Global Responsible Care Award. The Award for Excellence in Responsible Care recognizes exceptional contributions in support of ExxonMobil Chemical's commitment to safety, health, and environmental performance.

Kevin Smith

Class of 1974
Kevin Smith '76 MArch
Kevin Smith '76 MArch
After 17 years, Kevin Smith '74 BS Arch, '76 MArch, has retired from his position as Associate Design Manager and Campus Architect for Syracuse University. While in college and upon graduation, Kevin worked for Thomas Bachtold & Associates in Lincoln, then returned to his hometown of Syracuse, NY. Prior to joining the Office of Campus Planning, Design, and Construction at Syracuse University, Kevin worked for Sargent, Webster, Crenshaw & Folley, then Teitsch-Kent Architects in Cazenovia, NY. Kevin will enjoy his retirement in Syracuse.
Sheena with her husband Brett at the TOYO 2016 banquet.
Sheena with her husband Brett at the TOYO 2016 banquet.
Sheena Kennedy Helgenberger was recognized as a 2016 Ten Outstanding Young Omahan by the Omaha Jaycees on February 8, 2017.

She was also promoted to a dual role at Live Well Omaha in February: Live Well Omaha Grants Manager and Live Well Omaha Kids Director. She has been with LWO since 2015.

Dennis Kinkaid

Class of 1971
Retired from Vishay Intertechnology 01 July 2016
Haley (Nelson) Armstrong, 2006, was the recipient of the American Marketing Association - Omaha's Pinnacle Award earning a perfect score for her masters paper focusing on Kidney Transplantation. Haley recently completed her Master of Science in Marketing degree from Bellevue University.
Kelli Donnelly, class of 2006, was promoted to Vice President of Content Operations at ION Media Networks

Stuart Frohm

Class of 1969
Stuart Frohm (1969) received the best photograph award for the second consecutive year in the ArtFest55 competition at the Creative 360 gallery in Midland, Michigan.
I am a founding member of the Bryan Health Art Committee and the Director of the Bryan Art Gallery.

Lance Nielsen

Class of 1991
Lance Nielsen
Lance Nielsen
Dr. Lance Nielsen will be inducted into the Nebraska Music Educators Association Hall of Fame on November 17, 2016. He has taught music for 26 years in Kimball, Norris, and Lincoln Public Schools. He also taught at Doane University before being appointed as Supervisor of Music for Lincoln Public Schools. He served as President of the Nebraska Music Educators Association and President of the North Central Division of National Association for Music Education.

Dr. Nielsen graduated from UNL with his Bachelors in 1991, Masters in 1998, and PhD in 2011.
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Cindy Cammack was named Director of Admissions at Peru State College. She assumed her position on February 1.

Steven Ahlers

Class of 1977
Steve Ahlers retired from John Deere as a Business Unit Manager after more than 38 years of service. He and his wife Patti will continue to reside in Bettendorf, IA, where they will be close to their 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Golf, traveling, and family time will be primary hobbies in retirement.
Lisbeth Usher McNabb, College of Business Administration '82, was honored as Top 50 Corporate Director by National Association of Corporate Directors in December 2015. Lisbeth is a Digital and Technology Executive, companies include Match.com, PepsiCo FritoLay, American Airlines, AT&T, and entrepreneurial ventures. She lives in San Francisco, CA. Lisbeth gives time to UNL CBA with the Entrepreneurship Board.
WHILE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA:
Alpha Kappa Psi (Zeta Chapter) - President
Corn Cobs - Vice President
Kosmet Klub - Business Manager
Tau Kappa Epsilon (Phi Chapter) - President
Yell Squad
Dakarai I. Aarons
Dakarai I. Aarons
Dakarai I. Aarons ('06) has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Communications at the Data Quality Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based education advocacy group.
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