Prince Amukamara, student ambassadors to join NU president at high school events promoting Collegebound Nebraska

March 27, 2012

Former Husker Prince Amukamara and several University of Nebraska student ambassadors will join NU President James B. Milliken at two high school events TOMORROW to kick off a new campaign for Collegebound Nebraska, the university’s tuition assistance program.

Members of the media are welcome to attend both events. Milliken, Amukamara and the students will speak about the importance of going to college and the difference that Collegebound Nebraska can make for students and families, among other topics. Collegebound Nebraska guarantees that any Nebraska student who meets NU’s admission requirements and qualifies for a federal Pell Grant can attend the university and pay no tuition. The new campaign aims to make more Nebraska families aware of the program.

Amukamara, the NU students and Milliken will be available for questions from news reporters at each location. Details are:

9 a.m.: Omaha North High Magnet School, 4410 N. 36th St., Omaha NE 68111

  • School assembly in the gymnasium, followed immediately by a media availability in the Harvey Conference Room.
  • Speakers: Milliken, Amukamara and Sharon Ward, an Omaha North graduate and current freshman at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
  • Media may park along the curb in front of the school.

1:45 p.m.: Lincoln High School, 2229 J St., Lincoln NE 68510

  • School assembly in the Ted Sorensen Auditorium, followed immediately by a media availability in Room 216.
  • Speakers: Milliken, Amukamara and Sandy Ngo, a Lincoln High graduate and current freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Media may park in the visitors’ spots in front of the school.
Media Contact:
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications,
University of Nebraska