2011 Chancellor's Scholarship Swing

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31st Scholarship Swing tops $40,000

The UNO Alumni Association hosted the UNO Chancellor’s Scholarship Swing Monday, Sept. 12, at Tiburon Golf Club, netting $47,000 in its largest single fundraising event of the year.

The association now has raised more than $730,000 since it began hosting the Swing 16 years ago. Almost 130 golfers and 62 sponsors participated in the tournament. The money raised supports various association-sponsored student scholarships.

“The Alumni Association is touching lives and preparing students for the future,” UNO Chancellor John Christensen said.

“Special kudos to the coordinating committee. An event of this scope requires months of diligent planning and effort — and they make it look easy.”

UNO graduates David Craft (’90, ’92) and Blake Edwards (’90, ’99) chaired the committee that oversees the tournament’s organization.

Other committee members included UNO graduates Scott Durbin (’85), Larry Gomez (’71), Hugh Hermanek (’95), Steven Schmitz (’95), Mack LaRock (’01), Kate Zielinski (’07) and Jacob Rehder (’03) and Rochelle Eigsti

Sixteen UNO Air Force ROTC students also provided assistance during the tournament.

Among the scholarships the Swing supports are four UNO Alumni Association Scholarships (www.unoalumni.org/scholarships), $2,500/year grants to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership and involvement during high school. The scholarship may be renewed for up to four years. The association currently is sponsoring 15 UNO Alumni Scholars, some of whom were at the tournament to thank Swing sponsors and participants.

Lists of Swing sponsors follows below.

Course Sponsors

AAA Nebraska
Access Bank
Ag Processing Inc
America First Investment Advisors
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
Brandeis Catering
Coventry Health Care
Cox Business
Cummins Central Power
DLR Group
Frankel Zacharia
Goodwill Industries


Hancock & Dana
Harry A. Koch
Holland Basham Architects
John W. Harvey
Kiewit Building Group
Lone Mountain Truck Leasing
Lund-Ross Constructors, Inc
Methodist Health System
Millard Public Schools Foundation
Morgan Keegan
Security National Bank


U.S. Bank
UNO Athletics
Union Pacific
University of Nebraska Foundation
UNO Athletics
UNO College of Education
Valmont Industries
Weitz Family Foundation
Wells Fargo Bank
Westside Community Schools/Koley Jessen
William Blair

Other Sponsors    

Raffle Sponsor
Coventry Health Care

Cart Sponsor
TD Ameritrade

Photo Sponsor
Data Media Solutions, Inc.

Golf Prize Sponsor
Liberty Mutual

Lunch Sponsor
Capital One


Dinner Sponsor
The Gavilon Group, LLC

Hole-in-One Sponsor
Baxter Chrysler Jeep & Dodge

Beverage Sponsors
Pepsi Bottling Group

Other Sponsors
UNO Chancellor’s Office
O’Donnell, Ficenec – Steve Povich


Prize Sponsors
Aksarben Cinema
The Amazing Pizza Machine
Anthony’s Steak House
Blake Edwards
The Cheesecake Factory
Dave Andersen
Eldorado Hills Golf Club
Gloss Salon & Day Spa
Kobe Steak House
Oak Hills Golf Club
P.F. Changs
Texas Roadhouse
UNO Alumni Association
UNO Athletic Department
UNO Recruitment and Orientation


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