Jerry Scott named UNK Distinguished Educator of the Year

KEARNEY – Jerry Scott of Broken Bow is the recipient of the 2015 College of Education Distinguished Educator of the Year award given by the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Jerry-Scott-Mug-webHe will receive his award at the 36thDistinguished Alumni Awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25 in the Ponderosa Room inside the Nebraskan Student Union. Tickets are per person and can be purchased at or by calling the UNK Alumni Association at 308-698-5271.

A 1983 Kearney State College graduate, Scott taught chemistry, physics, mechatronics, earth science and physical science in the Broken Bow Public School system from 1984-2015.

Scott was involved in many aspects of the Broken Bow Public School system. He coached and served on the School Improvement Steering Committee, One-to-One computer initiative and Education Association Negotiation Team. He also served as president of the Broken Bow Education Association.

While at Kearney State College, Scott was a two-time football NAIA All-American and all-conference selection three times. During Scott’s four years, the Lopers posted a 30-8-2 record and won the Central States Intercollegiate Conference three times. He was inducted into the UNK Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.

Scott retired from teaching in May 2015 and has owned and operated Broken Bow K Lawn service since 1994. He and his wife, Diane, have a daughter Nikki, a graduate of UNK, and two sons, Noel and Nathan.

2015 Alumni Homecoming Schedule

Friday, Sept. 25
11:30 a.m. – Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon (Nebraskan Student Union, Ponderosa)
2:30 p.m. – Chemistry Department’s Don Fox Lecture (Copeland Hall 131)
3:30 p.m. – One Room, One Teacher Ceremony (College of Education Atrium)
5:30 p.m. – Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet (Nebraskan Student Union, Ponderosa)

Saturday, Sept. 26
10 a.m. – Homecoming Band Day Parade (Downtown Kearney)
11:30 a.m. – Loper Luncheon (Alumni House)
Noon – Loperville Tailgate (Cope Stadium)
3:00 p.m. – UNK Football vs. University of Central Missouri (Foster Field)

For questions or to purchase tickets homecoming events, contact the UNK Alumni Association at 308-698-5271 or visit

Source / Alumni Contact: Tricia Danburg, UNK Alumni Association, 308-698-5271,

Media Contact: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,


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