Stella has been with UNO since 1985. She started out working in the bookstore part-time while attending classes full-time. After she earned her degree, she began working full-time, and for the past seven years has been in the Career Center.
Her colleagues say she has a "bright, cheerful demeanor," and that she always will take whatever extra steps are necessary to make the office work more efficiently and to make sure every student is served well.
Stella is very committed to her family, and credits her father, Dr. Edsel Buchanan, professor emeritus in UNO's School of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, with being the biggest influence in her life.