The Board of Regents is pleased to recognize Amber Alexander, Online Program Coordinator for the Department of History at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Kearney, Nebraska, is Amber's hometown, and it would be accurate to say that UNK has been her "home school." She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, initial Teaching Certification in Secondary Social Sciences, a Master of Arts in History, and a Master of Science in Education-Instructional Technology all from UNK. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Studies with emphasis in Innovative Learning Technologies at UNL. Her responsibilities as Online Program Coordinator include serving as a key point of contact for the department's online programs; providing long-term and day-to-day management of the courses and programs; advising students from application to graduation; recruiting new students; providing instructional design support to faculty; and teaching undergraduate history courses.
A work ethic described as "committed," "thoughtful" and "thorough," a positive and encouraging personality, and the support of her education combine to make her an exceptional Online Program Coordinator. "I would verify," says Professor of History Vernon Volpe, long-time department chair and formerly Amber's supervisor, "that the on-going success of our program is primarily and directly attributable to the efficiency, skill and dedication of Ms. Alexander. She has personally directed the growth of our program (to becoming one of the most successful on-line graduate programs in the United States)."
Amber received UNK's Employee Achievement Award in June of 2019, and today we honor her with the presentation of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents KUDOS Award. Congratulations to Amber Alexander for exemplary work that extends far beyond the ordinary. ---Accompanying Amber today is her husband Nick.