Tricia Danburg

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement for the Alumni Association, UNK
January 25, 2018

It is my pleasure to present a KUDOS Award to Tricia Danburg, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement for the University of Nebraska at Kearney Alumni Association. She is a 1994 graduate of UNK and has served in her current position since May 2015.

Rich Brodersen, colleague in Intercollegiate Athletics; Bryan Danburg, husband; Tyler Danburg, son; Emily Danburg, daughter; Chancellor Kristensen; Tricia Danburg, recipient; Lucas Dart, Vice President of Alumni Relations and Development at UNK-University of Nebraska Foundation; Regent Claire; President Bounds.

Trish’s responsibilities extend across the campus and literally from coast to coast. She coordinates approximately 20 Alumni Association events each year that bring alumni together in Kearney and at locations throughout Nebraska and the country. She sponsors student alumni organizations, works with the Alumni LEAD Council and various volunteer committees, collaborates with campus organizations and departmental offices, works closely with award programs such as UNK’s Outstanding Senior recognition, and assists the NU Foundation with various events. Each Homecoming she oversees Distinguished Alumni Award procedures and the award presentation luncheon, and assists with the Athletic Hall of Fame banquet. In addition, Trish’s responsibilities include assisting the Chancellor’s Office with high profile campus and community events like commencement, athletics pre-game activities, and holiday receptions. “Our UNK alumni and foundation office works hand in hand with the UNK Chancellor’s Office to coordinate activities for our most important friends,” says her super-visor, Lucas Dart. “Trish does a marvelous job in all aspects to assure every detail is covered. I’m proud of the working model we have, especially with Trish in the middle of it.” Colleagues and alumni agree that her impressive organizational skills and her graceful, sophisticated and responsible nature make her a perfect fit for this position. She especially notes the reorganization of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the development of volunteer working committees, and collaboration with Career Services and other offices for the benefit of students, alumni, and campus organizations as accomplishments of which she is most proud.

Joining Trish today is her husband, Bryan and their children, Tyler and Emily; her supervisor Lucas Dart; and colleague, Rich Brodersen.

For consistently outstanding work and for professional expertise, the Board of Regents is pleased to honor Tricia Danburg.