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UNOAA honors 3 alumni with Citation award

The UNO Alumni Association bestowed its Citation for Alumni Achievement award upon Kevin Munro and Viv and John Ewing Jr. Saturday, Dec. 20, as part of the university’s December Commencement ceremonies on campus in Sapp Fieldhouse. Read more.


Join us Aug. 31 at UNO Scholarship Swing

The venue changes, but the goal remains the same — raising money for UNO student scholarships. The UNO Alumni Association will host the 35th annual UNO Alumni Scholarship Swing Monday, Aug. 31, at Indian Creek Golf Course. See how to take take part at UNOAA Swing

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 This day in UNO History

March 4, 1968
Presidential Candidate George Wallace visits Dr. Richard Marvel’s political science class.

March 4, 1973
UNO graduates Leo Thorsness (1964), James Hughes (1960) and James Kasler released after nearly six years as Vietnam War POWs, including time in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Thorsness, a pilot,  was shot down April 30, 1967, on his 93rd mission, seven shy of completing his tour. He wrote an account of his time as a POW in "Surviving Hell: A POW's Journey." Thorsness was awarded the nation's highest honor — the Congressional Medal of Honor — during his captivity, though the award wasn't announced until after his release. He is among four UNO graduates to have received the Medal of Honor, along with Jack L. Treadwell (1963), Merlyn H. Dethlefsen (1965) and Roger Donlon (1967). Hughes, also a pilot, was shot down in an F-105 on May 5, 1967. See a UNO Alum story on Hughes published in July 2002. Kasler, a 1963 UNO grad, is the only man to receive the Air Force Cross three times. He was promoted by Time as America’s top jet ace — four days after he had been shot down and captured by the Viet Cong. He was a POW until his release in 1973.

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TRAVEL WITH US IN 2015, 2016!

Join fellow graduates on one of three Oceania Cruises in 2015 amd 2016 offered by UNO Alumni Association travel partner Go Next!

• European Hideaways | Oct. 22-30, 2015
• Island Paradise | Jan. 23-Feb. 2, 2016

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