By TODD GOTTULA
KEARNEY – UNK Campus Architect Alan Wedige received the University of Nebraska Board of Regents KUDOS award on March 21.
KUDOS awards recognize university staff for their professional expertise, service and “superior dedication” to UNK and the University of Nebraska.
Wedige joined the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2012, assuming responsibilities that include facilities master planning, capital program planning, construction contract management, supervision of project managers and maintenance staff, and building codes.
In a short time, he has made a significant impact on campus. His accomplishments include the design and construction of the new Randall/Mantor Hall entrance and UNK’s Wellness Center, design of the Health Science Education Complex, and master planning for UNK’s University Village.
Current projects he is involved with include: residence hall safety upgrades; landscape, parking facility and utilities master planning; athletics planning and programming; and designing the building that will replace University Heights.
“Alan has brought to UNK a depth and breadth of technical architectural experience, including system experience, that is helping us raise our overall standard for design, construction and operation of facilities,” said UNK Director of Facilities Lee McQueen.
Prior to his service at UNK, Wedige spent more than 13 years as architect and project manager at UNL, where he worked on major projects such as the Hawks Championship Center, Quilt Center, police station, Memorial Stadium expansion, Devaney Center renovation and others.
That “system experience” is broad and impressive, especially considering Wedige’s “We are all one university” philosophy, added McQueen.
Wedige was recognized and given his KUDOS award at the Board of Regents meeting, which also was attended by his wife Coleen, UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen and UNK Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Barbara Johnson.
Editors: Alan Wedige pronounced (Why-Dee)
Source: Heather Wolf, 308.865.8398, email@example.com
Writer: Todd Gottula, 308.865.8454, firstname.lastname@example.org