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"Leading Nebraska" Podcast: UNK's Tianna Engen

“Leading Nebraska” tells the stories of researchers, students and staff who are making a real impact. Join us in April as we follow Tianna Engen, a UNK grad and corporate accountant at The Buckle. We learn more about how UNK is building strong relationships with businesses in Kearney and elsewhere—and how those relationships help students to make a successful transition from college to career.

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Preparing Future Teachers for the Classroom

College of Education

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has been training Nebraska’s teachers for nearly 120 years. Today, Dean Mark Reid and the UNK College of Education are utilizing experiential learning and cutting-edge curriculum to prepare future educators and meet critical workforce needs.

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Growing the Engineering Workforce

College of Engineering

Engineering is a fast-growing, high-wage discipline—one that underpins almost every industry. UNL’s Lance C. Pérez, dean of the College of Engineering, is helping to grow Nebraska’s engineering workforce.

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Transforming How Health Care Professionals Are Educated


UNMC is reshaping the way health care students are educated through high-tech opportunities to learn. Dr. Pamela Boyers, UNMC’s associate vice chancellor of clinical simulation, leads their comprehensive health care simulation center, iEXCEL.

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Supporting the Tech Revolution

Information Technology

Martha Garcia-Murillo, dean of UNO’s College of Information Science & Technology, is focused on filling the tech workforce pipeline with graduates—while providing her students with hands-on learning that makes a real-world difference.

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Tell Your Story Now

Your story is just as personal and powerful as the ones above. Take a moment to tell it to your senator, and share why it's critical to invest in the University of Nebraska. It only takes a few minutes to send a personal email or make a phone call. Here's how to do it.

Become an NU Advocate

Join us in growing a strong future for Nebraska. When you become an NU Advocate, you'll be among the first to hear about important issues, key legislative bills and upcoming advocacy events. With knowledge and resources, it's easy to help make a difference.

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