Sept. 25 | 7:30 am – 9:30 am
The Academy typically meets Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. once per month through April. Meetings are held at unique locations throughout campus. Each session begins with time for networking.
Welcome and Orientation
Oct. 23 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov. 21 | 5:30 pm
UNO-Minnesota-Duluth hockey game
Dec. 11 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
How is UNO Funded?
Jan. 22 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
UNO’s Community Engagement
Feb. 26 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Student Focus
March 26 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Community Service Project
April 30 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The UNO Young Alumni Academy in 2012 received a major honor in the CASE Circle of Excellence award program. Read more!
Chancellor welcomes fifth
UNO Young Alumni Academy class
The UNO Alumni Association on Sept. 25 welcomed the fifth class of its UNO Young Alumni Academy, a nationally recognized and award-winning leadership development program designed for alumni 35 and younger to facilitate networking and professional growth.
Chancellor John Christensen welcomed the class with a personal address on leadership.
The program boasts its largest class so far with 49 alumni. More than 130 young alumni have competed the program, founded in 2010. The group attends sessions held at unique locations on and off campus, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the CenturyLink Center and time flying in the cockpit of UNO’s Flight Simulator. UNO leaders also address members on topics such as athletics management, student focus and community engagement.
The academy has received several awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, including the association’s first-ever Silver award in CASE’s International Circle of Excellence awards program. See more at http://unoalumni.org/unoyoungalumni
Members in the 2014-15 class, and their places of employment, include:
Liz Akert, Union Pacific; Rebecca Armstrong, Goodwill Industries; Terrence Batiste, CSS Staffing; Carly Beckman, Omaha Grain Inspection Service; Anna Berg, UNO; Dan Cheuvront, RE/MAX Results; Christopher Cheuvront, Community Alliance; Mallery Choiniere, NAI NP Dodge; Robert Clines, First Data; Erin Cox, Omaha Magazine; Christine Dunn, Redstone; Kailey Dwyer, ConAgra Foods; Natalia Fairchild, ConAgra Foods; Megan Falke, Alegent Creighton Health; Phillip Foster, UNO; Kristin Henderson, Omaha Public Schools; Ryne Higgins, Sojern; Christa Hillmer, Carroll Communications; Tiffany Kelly, Service Learning Academy; Charles Layne, Chili's; Derick Lewin, P.J. Morgan Real Estate; Cassy Loseke, Godfather's Pizza, Inc.; Kasey McAllister, Swanson Elementary; Derek McBride, UNO Campus Recreation; Joseph McCampbell, Omaha World-Herald; Marshal McGovern, Interpublic Group SS; Tyler Micek, Scott Residential Management; Amanda Monzingo, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska; Ciera Mosley, Iowa Western Community College; Mollie Myers, Precision Vision; Kate O'Dea, AccuQuilt; Courtney Otte, The Modern Hive Design Studio; Ellie Pelto, Concierge Marketing; Michael Perdunn, UNO; Jimmie Pinkham III, Douglas County Attorney; D'Antae Potter, UNO; Tricia Prososki, Sojern; Sarahi Real y Vasquez, Omaha Public Schools; Grant Runyan, Mutual of Omaha Financial Advisors; Pyper Russell; Kelsey Sevening, Turn; Jacqueline Skarda, UNO; John Steier, Bank of the West; Marjorie Sturgeon, RFD-TV; Kristin Webb, Emspace Group.
For questions about the UNO Young Alumni Academy, contact Elizabeth Kraemer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-554-4802.
Fourth class completes Academy year
April 10 was graduation day for 2013-14 members of the UNO Young Alumni Academy. The academy is a leadership development program specifically designed for alumni 35 and younger and facilitating networking and professional growth. The group attended eight sessions held at unique locations on and off campus, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the CenturyLink Center and time flying in the cockpit of UNO’s Flight Simulator. UNO leaders also addressed members on topics such as athletics management, student focus and community engagement.
The capstone session included a tour of UNO’s 168-foot-tall Henningson Memorial Campanile followed by a "commencement" ceremony at the Thompson Center. More than 130 young alumni have taken part in the program, which enters its fifth year in September 2014.
2013-14 Young Alumni Academy
welcomes 44 members
The UNO Alumni Association has selected 44 alumni for participation in its fourth class of the UNO Young Alumni Academy.
Nearly 100 young alumni have taken part in the eight-month leadership development program, specifically designed for alumni 35 and younger.
Sessions are held at unique locations on and off campus, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the CenturyLink Center and time flying in the cockpit of UNO’s Flight Simulator! UNO leaders also address members on topics such as athletics management, student focus and community engagement. Social activities begin each session, and the program concludes with a “graduation” ceremony and reception at the Thompson Center.
The entire program is free to Academy participants. Academy graduates remain connected to the program via various activities and networking. The Young Alumni Academy 2013-14 class includes:
Jenneken Beernink, Nelligan Sports Marketing; Ann Behn, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska; Devin Bertelsen, University of Nebraska Omaha; Jeffrey Bierle, UNMC Physicians; Laura Bisson, Heartland Family Service; Krystal Boose, Strategic Air & Space Museum; Patrick Burke, CRi (Client Resources Inc.); Jon Campbell, CBRE MEGA; Haili Copas-Starke, Nebraska VR; Jackson Cottrell, Physicians Mutual; Kristin Eaton, Aureus Medical; Justin Eiler, Chiropractic Health Clinic Of Millard P.C.; Brian Elsasser, American National Bank; Monique Farmer, ConAgra Foods, Inc.; Danielle Flynn, The Tie Yard of Omaha; Alex Forehead, Department of Veteran Affairs; Matthew Fuger, United States Air Force; Adam Gehringer, Union Pacific Corporation; Tyler Gloe, ProfitStar; Sarah Hanify, Nebraska Families Collaborative; Antonio Jackson, NE Department of Health and Human Services; Terrance Jacobson, Fish Window Cleaning; Michelle Janssen, Greater Omaha Chamber; Nathan Kirkland, ConAgra Foods; Rick Kreulen, State of Nebraska-DHHS; Tom Krings, First National Bank; Nicole Massara, University of Nebraska Foundation; Chase Moffitt, WOWT - TV; Ashley Montgomery, First Data; Antonino Nastasi, Target; Matt Nelson, Creighton University; Amy Nitchals, Elkhorn Public Schools; Elizabeth Nowaczyk, The Richdale Group; Joe Reding, University of Nebraska Foundation; Ryan Renner, ButtonBiz.com; Kyle Schulze, NP Dodge Real Estate; Lydia Selzle, The ALS Association; Derek Stearns, Green Plains Renewable Energy; Shari Tangeman, Vatterott College; Ryan Watson, Sarpy County Public Defender's Office; Stephen White, USAF, Iowa Air National Guard; Allison Whitfield, Marriott International; Mei Wu, Right at Home Corporate Office; Mandy Wu, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska