Relentless Focus On Student Access and Success@Model.HeadlineSize>
The top priority of this campaign is ensuring that a University of Nebraska education is accessible, affordable and achievable for every student. The university has made tremendous strides in creating access. But we can do more to attract students to Nebraska and encourage them to stay—to join our workforce, lead the economy of the future and help our communities grow.
Enhancing Faculty, Academic and Clinical Excellence@Model.HeadlineSize>
Through this campaign, we can make Nebraska the destination where exceptional educators, researchers and health care professionals bring their talents and expertise. In fact, we’re already making it happen. With the help of philanthropic support, leading faculty members are making a tremendous impact on students and their communities.
The University of Nebraska Foundation is here to build the future Nebraska needs right now. Together, we have the power to do more for our state. That’s why we stand together on behalf of 1.9 million Nebraskans to launch our new comprehensive campaign, Only in Nebraska.
“As the state’s only public university, we hold dearly our obligation to give every student an opportunity to succeed, to work with our partners to build this state’s workforce, and to make discoveries that change lives.”
“More than 300 volunteers are investing their time and talent to ensure that this campaign, the largest in the university’s history, succeeds. We are grateful for their leadership and support—and have no doubt this campaign will be successful, thanks to their efforts.”
“The choices we make today—like those made by our predecessors in the previous 15 decades—will impact generations to come. Just as we stand on the shoulders of those who came before, they will stand on ours. It is an awesome responsibility and opportunity.”
“With the phenomenal support from our communities and our private partners, we can do even more for our students and our communities, address our workforce challenges and build the future Nebraska needs right now.”
“We have the responsibility to educate the next generation of health care professionals and medical scientists—the privilege to provide lifesaving research and care to Nebraskans and those living around the world. We can start today to build the future our world needs.”
“The most important goal is to empower our students through higher education and improve their social and economic mobility. If we can move students up one or two tiers, then we lift not only our students, but their families, and by extension our community and our state.”
“There’s nothing more exciting than being part of something bigger than yourself, something that will be a legacy for your grandchildren, your great-grandchildren, and many generations to come. When you invest in the University of Nebraska, you’re investing in the future.”
“From climate change, to disease, to better construction methods, to new approaches on computing— we have faculty doing work in all those areas. Philanthropy is just so important to enabling us to accomplish our goals and to deliver on our mission.”
“The quality of your facilities plays a really important role in recruitment. Students want to come to a place and a facility that show you’re taking their education seriously.”
Beyond State Support
Although state funding supports operations across the University of Nebraska System, gifts made to the university during the Only in Nebraska campaign allow the university to go above and beyond what state dollars can offer—supporting scholarships, research, buildings and much more.
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UNK/UNMC: Nebraska Rural Health Education Building@Model.HeadlineSize>
Proven by the fact that 85% of graduates in the existing UNK/UNMC Health Science Education Complex have started careers in rural Nebraska, this second facility will position UNK to answer Nebraska’s call in growing the health care pipeline.
UNL: College of Engineering and School of Computing@Model.HeadlineSize>
UNL aims to address the state’s severe shortage of engineers and computer scientists by investing in Kiewit Hall and creating a dedicated home for the School of Computing. It also aims to establish Kiewit Scholars, a full-tuition scholarship and cohort for exceptional engineering students.
UNMC: Centers of Excellence@Model.HeadlineSize>
Transformative Research, Discovery and Innovation Centers of Excellence will build on UNMC’s strengths in cancer, immunotherapies, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular disease, women’s health research, chronic care management, cancer prevention, health equity and other areas of importance to Nebraskans.
UNO: STEM Education@Model.HeadlineSize>
UNO is committed to its role as a key educator of Nebraska’s future STEM workforce. By investing in a state-of-the-art renovation of Allwine Hall, UNO’s oldest building, and a vital expansion of the Peter Kiewit Institute, UNO will provide a cutting-edge home for biology and life sciences as well as collaborative space and peer support for information technology and engineering students.