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After his retirement from UNK, Chancellor Emeritus William R. Nester and his wife, Mary Jane, established the Mary Jane and William R. Nester Student Leadership Award. The award recognizes outstanding seniors who have excelled academically and have demonstrated exemplary service, character and leadership during their undergraduate careers.
The award recipients for 2009 are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:
Belgrade- Kristina Scott, who is majoring in family studies, has served as a Resident Adviser and coordinator of the Chancellor’s Ambassadors. Scott is a member of Phi Eta Sigma national honor society, Buddy System, Newman Center, Friends Program and Pride of the Plains marching band. She plans to join the Peace Corps and volunteer in Southeast Africa for 27 months. Once home, she hopes to assist the elderly as a case manager in a health care facility.
David City- Chris Hein, who has a double major in psychology and sociology, has served as vice president of Loper Legion, Resident Adviser, Assistant Hall Director, co-chair of the UNK Big Event and a member of social fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. Hein plans to study for a doctoral degree in social psychology.
Eustis- Brooke Young, who is majoring in business and accounting, has served as the Student Government committee chair, Beta Alpha Psi financial information honor society president, co-chair of the UNK Big Event, and a Chancellor’s Ambassador. This summer, Young will take the Certified Public Accountants examination and begin her career as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kansas City.
Gibbon- Brandon Bohn, who is majoring in business administration, is a member of social fraternity Phi Gamma Delta and served as a Chancellor’s Ambassador, Student Senator, chief of staff to the student body president, president of Mortar Board, and Kappa Kappa Psi marching band honor society officer. Bohn plans to attend the University of Nebraska Medical School and pursue a degree in pharmaceutical medicine in the fall.
North Platte- Mason Doughty, who is a business administration major, is a member of social fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon and serves as a Student Diplomat. Doughty plans to earn a master’s of business administration degree to become an entrepreneur.
Ord- Timothy Hruza, a major in political science and economics, has served as the UNK Student Body president, a student regent for the Nebraska Board of Regents, Student Diplomat, Student Senator, Student Court Justice, the Nebraska Secretary of State’s College Student Advisery Committee, Resident Adviser and president of social fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. Hruza plans to attend the University of Nebraska College of Law this fall.
Smithfield- Charles Whitten, who is a chemistry major, is a member of the UNK Honors Program, Student Government and social fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha. Whitten plans to attend the University of Nebraska Medical Center this fall and pursue a career in surgery.
St. Paul- Michael Eiberger, who is a vocational business education major, has served as Student Body President and Student Regent during the 2006-2007 school year, and as a Resident Adviser. Eiberger is a member of Phi Beta Lambda business honor society, Industrial Distribution Organization, the Summer Student Research Program, National Residence Hall honor society and Loper Programming and Activities Council.
Utica- Morgan Kellogg, who is majoring in biology, is a member of the UNK Honors Program, Gold Torch Society, Student Alumni Foundation, Mortar Board and social sorority Alpha Phi. Recently, Kellogg was accepted at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine and plans to participate in a summer program in Guatemala to continue her Spanish education.
Wood River- Angela Reynolds, who is majoring in business management, has served as Cornerstone UNK president, Student Body vice president, a Chancellor’s Ambassador, Resident Adviser, Loper Programming and Activities Council chairperson, and is a member of the Mortar Board. This semester, Reynolds has spent this past semester studying in Hawaii as part of the National Student Exchange Program at UNK.
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Katy-Claire Bryan, who is majoring in special education, has served as a Chancellor’s Ambassador and president of social sorority Gamma Phi Beta. Bryan is a member of the UNK women’s tennis team. She plans to attend the University of Colorado at Denver this fall and receive a master’s degree in management and organization