Campaign for Nebraska E-newsletter - October 2014

Campaign for Nebraska. Unlimited Possibilities

The Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities

UNK Commencement

Talk about investing in students

Not many college students can say they have actual financial investment experience, but students at UNK can certainly brag about this experience.

The William L. Bauhard Student Managed Investment Program Fund was established with a leadership gift of $90,000 from Bill Bauhard of Omaha, a retired financial services and telecommunications executive.

Students in the investment course will work closely with their professors in planning and managing real investments.

The net income they earn will go back into a student scholarship fund that will provide tuition aid for undergraduate students in the college.

Learn more about the new fund.

Monica Mondragon

The true meaning of being a star

Many nights when she was little, Monica Mondragon would look up at the stars and say a prayer.

"I'd asked God why I didn't have money to give to my mom so she could stop working so much and be with me instead."

Her mom, who worked two factory jobs back then, would make tortillas that were warm and delicious. They were a "life-saver," Monica says, on those nights when she and her siblings otherwise would have gone to bed hungry.

"My mom — whenever she didn't have enough food to feed us, she would always encourage us to eat the little we had. I can remember being eight or nine, and I would say, 'Mom, here. Have some.‘

"She would look at me and say, 'No, you eat. When you're older you need to grow strong and change the world and go to school.‘"

"So I said, 'OK, well, I will be a superhero.‘

WIN HearU Nebraska

Women Investing in Nebraska awards annual grants

It's an eclectic mix of women, she says. They're intelligent. They're passionate. They're people who, by combining their resources, want to make a difference in this state.

They're members of WIN — Women Investing in Nebraska. 

And they'd like you to join them.


Nebraska tech firm Hudl creates scholarships for top IT, business students

The fastest-growing private company in Nebraska has something to say:

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management is doing a great job of preparing graduates, and we really like hiring them.

Hudl feels so strongly about this UNL program that the tech company has created a scholarship to help recruit and educate more top information technology and business students.

Learn how Hudl supports the next generation of technology grads.


This School of Rock turns teachers into stars

Take them on a road trip.

Get them dirty.

Show them a stadium of mountains and rivers and open sky and pose questions about the geologic world around them. But don't make it easy. Hand them a shovel.

Make them dig deep to uncover the answers for themselves.

Frustrate them.

This is how you turn science teachers into rock stars.

Campaign for Nebraska. Unlimited Possibilities

The University of Nebraska Foundation is involved in a comprehensive fundraising campaign to fund university priorities such as student scholarships, faculty recruitment, research and program support. The campaign will conclude Dec. 31, 2014. To learn more about the Campaign for Nebraska, or to contribute, go to

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The University of Nebraska Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization raising private gifts to support the University of Nebraska for more than 77 years. In 2013, donors provided the university with $236.7 million for scholarships, medical and other research, academic programs, faculty support and facilities. The foundation's comprehensive fundraising campaign, the Campaign for Nebraska, has raised more than $1.5 billion for the university and concludes Dec. 31, 2014.

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Thank you

"As a person ages, things can come and go, but an education can never be taken away. That's what makes this scholarship such an amazing gift. Thank you."

- Tyler Jueden

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Campaign priorities

Student Support
Early Childhood
Water for Food
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Architectural Engineering and Construction
Global Engagement
Faculty Support

Campus-based priorities

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Nebraska at Kearney

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