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Going Big Red

I write about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Higher education. Research. Outreach to Nebraska. UNL is an incredible place full of interesting people doing astounding work that impacts the world.

And I get to work here.

Posts tagged may

May 23 '11
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May 6 '11

2,800 make dream of #UNL degree a reality

Congrats to the 2,800 new University of Nebraska-Lincoln grads!! 

UNL Commencement is today and tomorrow.

(While we’re at it, a tiny celebration of one year of Going Big Red, too.)

May 6 '10

2,000 grads. 2,000 stories. Part 2.

Here’s another one from the May class of 2010

I heard a story on the radio a couple weeks ago about Fred Harvey, a visionary in the travel/hospitality industry. He was passionate about perfecting the customer experience.

It made me think of Kevin Sicner, a senior from Omaha graduating from UNL in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management.

Kevin has a passion for his major – one that his fellow honors students occasionally ribbed him for choosing. Why wouldn’t a straight-A student select a course of study with a higher profile?

Passion, that’s why. Kevin has an interest and he followed it at Nebraska. Now, he’s ready to begin his career working with a company that may allow him to work all over the nation from Wyoming to North Carolina.

I don’t know what the future holds for Kevin, but with his degree from UNL and his passion for the work, I’m sure he’ll go far.

Congrats, Kevin Sicner - Go Big Red.

May 5 '10

2,000 grads. 2,000 stories.

2,000 graduates. 2,000 stories. Here’s one from the May class of 2010.

She started attending UNL at 25. A single mother, Jennifer Korgie had seen enough of “real life” to know that getting a degree would make a big difference long term.

She also knew it wouldn’t be easy.

Korgie needed support from friends and family. Guidance from her adviser, Sara Yendra. Wisdom from the staff in the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid to help her find a way through the tuition bills.

And she hasn’t just gotten by – Korgie is one of the top students in her environment studies program. She took the challenge of pursuing a UNL degree, and she took it seriously. 

Now, after all of the time and energy and sacrifice, Jennifer Korgie is just days away from commencement. She’s getting that degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln – and with it, a lifetime of options for herself and her daughter. 

Congrats, Jennifer Korgie - Go Big Red.

Apr 29 '10

Gates Foundation CEO to address UNL grads

Jeffrey Raikes. The man’s job is to give away billions. To do good. May all UNL grads listening at Commencement enjoy such work during their careers.

http://go.unl.edu/raikesmay8

Apr 27 '10

UNL Commencement. A life-changer.

Earning a college degree is life-changing accomplishment. Which makes Commencement a big day at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2,000 Huskers will realize that dream and become alumni on May 8. When you add the thousands of friends and family coming to bear witness, that’s a lot of hopes and dreams to squeeze into the Bob Devaney Sports Center. A lot of hopes and dreams.

http://go.unl.edu/u0t