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Alumni Association Board of Directors UNK Today is published twice a year by the Alumni Association and the University of Nebraska Foundation and is the official alumni publication of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. UNK Alumni Association Campus Box 21 Kearney, Nebraska 68849 Phone 308.865.8474 NU Foundation - Kearney Office 214 West 39th Street Kearney, Nebraska 68848 Phone 308.698.5270 Vice President for Development & UNKAA Executive Director Pete Kotsiopulos ‘70 PKotsiopulos@nufoundation.org UNK Campaign Director & UNKAA Associate Director ~ Lucas Dart ‘97 LDart@nufoundation.org UNKAA Assistant Director Michelle Widger ‘90 MWidger@unkalumni.org UNKAA Office Associate Toni Meyers ‘93 TMeyers@unkalumni.org UNKAA Director Emeritus Jim Rundstrom ‘64 JRundstrom@unkalumni.org UNF Director of Development Tracy Lungrin ‘97 TLungrin@nufoundation.org UNF Director of Development Anne McConkey ‘02 AMcConkey@nufoundation.org UNF Dir. of Kearney Annual Campaigns Kristin Howard ‘00 KHoward@nufoundation.org UNF Executive Assistant Lisa Hoffman LHoffman@nufoundation.org

B OA R D O F D I R ECTORS - OF F I C E RS Bryan Kuntz ‘95 President, Kearney Andrea Walton Miller ‘02 President-Elect, Scottsbluff Brett Kuhn, Ph.D. ‘86 Secretary, Gretna Chad Rutar ‘97 Past President, Lincoln Brenda Snodgrass Christensen ‘83 Trustee, Minden D I R ECTO R S (Exp ir i n g 2 0 1 1 ) Barb Lehmkuhl Estes ‘74, Kearney Dean Jindra ‘85, Papillion DeeDee Schutte Kitzelman ‘90, Kearney Andrea Walton Miller ‘02, Scottsbluff Ben Rowe ‘03, Kearney Ryan Samuelson ‘02, Phoenix, AZ Troy Schleiger ‘95, Omaha Ryan Tworek ‘98, Newport Beach, CA Candy Thompson Walton, Ph.D. ‘97, Vermillion, SD D I R ECTO R S (Exp ir i n g 2 0 1 2 ) Carol Green Ballain ‘65, Fort Collins, CO Mark Felker ‘86, Alliance Pat Kelly Hoehner ‘57 BAE ‘67 MSE ‘82, Kearney Kip Magner ‘92, Lincoln Nancy McCarthy Polk ‘73, Kearney Trina Jacobsen Rother MAE ‘00, Grand Island Bethany Spilde ‘06, Kansas City, MO Bret Walker ‘00, Brighton, CO D I R ECTO R S (Exp ir i n g 2 0 1 3 ) David Bargen ‘96, Lincoln Amy Fagot Cope ‘99, Kearney Jay Dostal ‘01, Kearney Abby Losey Grenke ‘01, Aurora, IL Robin Rubenthaler Hines ‘88 MSE ‘91, North Platte Leah Bruns Holmberg ‘94, Jordan, MN Jean Nelson Johnson ‘60 MSE ‘68 MSE ‘86, Kearney Bill Peard ‘84, Waukee, IA Gary Reber ‘86, Lincoln

Programn Master of Ceremonies Chad Rutar Alumni Association Immediate Past President Greetings Douglas A. Kristensen Chancellor Dinner Recognitions Distinguished Alumni Awards Jim Rundstrom Distinguished Alumni Service Award Bryan Kuntz Alumni Association President Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions Rich Brodersen Associate Athletic Director Alma Mater

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far in the West where the green valleys run And the sweeping hills dip to the plains; Rise the gray, storied walls of the home that we love Alma Mater, we hail thee again. ’Neath thy shade we have gazed over valley and plain On the scenes that enrapture the eye; And our hearts thrill with pride as the Blue and the Gold Proudly floats ’gainst the evening sky.


Alumni Association Board of Directors UNK Today is published twice a year by the Alumni Association and the University of Nebraska Foundation and is the official alumni publication of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. UNK Alumni Association Campus Box 21 Kearney, Nebraska 68849 Phone 308.865.8474 NU Foundation - Kearney Office 214 West 39th Street Kearney, Nebraska 68848 Phone 308.698.5270 Vice President for Development & UNKAA Executive Director Pete Kotsiopulos ‘70 PKotsiopulos@nufoundation.org UNK Campaign Director & UNKAA Associate Director ~ Lucas Dart ‘97 LDart@nufoundation.org UNKAA Assistant Director Michelle Widger ‘90 MWidger@unkalumni.org UNKAA Office Associate Toni Meyers ‘93 TMeyers@unkalumni.org UNKAA Director Emeritus Jim Rundstrom ‘64 JRundstrom@unkalumni.org UNF Director of Development Tracy Lungrin ‘97 TLungrin@nufoundation.org UNF Director of Development Anne McConkey ‘02 AMcConkey@nufoundation.org UNF Dir. of Kearney Annual Campaigns Kristin Howard ‘00 KHoward@nufoundation.org UNF Executive Assistant Lisa Hoffman LHoffman@nufoundation.org

B OA R D O F D I R ECTORS - OF F I C E RS Bryan Kuntz ‘95 President, Kearney Andrea Walton Miller ‘02 President-Elect, Scottsbluff Brett Kuhn, Ph.D. ‘86 Secretary, Gretna Chad Rutar ‘97 Past President, Lincoln Brenda Snodgrass Christensen ‘83 Trustee, Minden D I R ECTO R S (Exp ir i n g 2 0 1 1 ) Barb Lehmkuhl Estes ‘74, Kearney Dean Jindra ‘85, Papillion DeeDee Schutte Kitzelman ‘90, Kearney Andrea Walton Miller ‘02, Scottsbluff Ben Rowe ‘03, Kearney Ryan Samuelson ‘02, Phoenix, AZ Troy Schleiger ‘95, Omaha Ryan Tworek ‘98, Newport Beach, CA Candy Thompson Walton, Ph.D. ‘97, Vermillion, SD D I R ECTO R S (Exp ir i n g 2 0 1 2 ) Carol Green Ballain ‘65, Fort Collins, CO Mark Felker ‘86, Alliance Pat Kelly Hoehner ‘57 BAE ‘67 MSE ‘82, Kearney Kip Magner ‘92, Lincoln Nancy McCarthy Polk ‘73, Kearney Trina Jacobsen Rother MAE ‘00, Grand Island Bethany Spilde ‘06, Kansas City, MO Bret Walker ‘00, Brighton, CO D I R ECTO R S (Exp ir i n g 2 0 1 3 ) David Bargen ‘96, Lincoln Amy Fagot Cope ‘99, Kearney Jay Dostal ‘01, Kearney Abby Losey Grenke ‘01, Aurora, IL Robin Rubenthaler Hines ‘88 MSE ‘91, North Platte Leah Bruns Holmberg ‘94, Jordan, MN Jean Nelson Johnson ‘60 MSE ‘68 MSE ‘86, Kearney Bill Peard ‘84, Waukee, IA Gary Reber ‘86, Lincoln

Programn Master of Ceremonies Chad Rutar Alumni Association Immediate Past President Greetings Douglas A. Kristensen Chancellor Dinner Recognitions Distinguished Alumni Awards Jim Rundstrom Distinguished Alumni Service Award Bryan Kuntz Alumni Association President Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions Rich Brodersen Associate Athletic Director Alma Mater

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far in the West where the green valleys run And the sweeping hills dip to the plains; Rise the gray, storied walls of the home that we love Alma Mater, we hail thee again. ’Neath thy shade we have gazed over valley and plain On the scenes that enrapture the eye; And our hearts thrill with pride as the Blue and the Gold Proudly floats ’gainst the evening sky.


Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Andrew Aprill Class of 1985

Dr. Andrew Aprill

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r. Andrew Aprill is founder and CEO of BioVid Corporation. He has spent his career developing strategic insights to clients in healthcare by combining therapeutic knowledge with innovative research methods. He has provided guidance to pharmaceutical clients with products at all stages in the lifecycle. Over the past decade, BioVid has become one of the most sought-after market research firms in the industry for their philosophy that marketing research is best characterized as a tool for decision support rather than a decision-making tool. Dr. Aprill, who earned a Ph.D. from Temple University, has been a guest lecturer on strategic marketing at The Wharton Business School, Nebrija Business School - Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Spain, and Guangzhou University, People’s Republic of China.

University of Nebraska Foundation

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he University of Nebraska Foundation enables students, faculty and friends of the university to pursue a future of promise, expectation and strength. Founded in 1936, the foundation's purpose remains constant - to attract and carefully manage private funds for the benefit of the university and assisting the university in advancing its pursuit of academic excellence. Today's private support is the future of the University of Nebraska. It is upon these gifts that education is built. Contributions from friends and alumni of the university are managed as designated by each donor and invested according to the policies of the University of Nebraska Foundation. On June 30, 2011, the market value of the foundation's assets totaled more than $1.7 billion. Each year, the University of Nebraska develops programs, provides opportunities for students and faculty and enhances campus life through funds transferred from the foundation. During the 2010-11 fiscal year, the Foundation transferred to the University of Nebraska's four campuses more than $130 million. The ongoing “Campaign for Nebraska” provides a focus to raise $50 million for support of the UNK campus, as part of a university system-wide goal of $1.2 billion. As of September 15, 2011, approximately $29.5 million has been raised toward the UNK goal. Funding priorities include merit and needbased scholarships and faculty support. Throughout the university system, many students pursue a college education with the financial assistance of scholarships and loans. Distinguished faculty benefit daily from teaching and research support. Citizens of the state benefit from the university’s outreach programs, ranging from continuing education to hands-on assistance from agricultural specialists, health care professionals and faculty members. Alumni and friends are the strength of the University of Nebraska Foundation. Thank you for your continuing support.


Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Andrew Aprill Class of 1985

Dr. Andrew Aprill

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r. Andrew Aprill is founder and CEO of BioVid Corporation. He has spent his career developing strategic insights to clients in healthcare by combining therapeutic knowledge with innovative research methods. He has provided guidance to pharmaceutical clients with products at all stages in the lifecycle. Over the past decade, BioVid has become one of the most sought-after market research firms in the industry for their philosophy that marketing research is best characterized as a tool for decision support rather than a decision-making tool. Dr. Aprill, who earned a Ph.D. from Temple University, has been a guest lecturer on strategic marketing at The Wharton Business School, Nebrija Business School - Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Spain, and Guangzhou University, People’s Republic of China.

University of Nebraska Foundation

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he University of Nebraska Foundation enables students, faculty and friends of the university to pursue a future of promise, expectation and strength. Founded in 1936, the foundation's purpose remains constant - to attract and carefully manage private funds for the benefit of the university and assisting the university in advancing its pursuit of academic excellence. Today's private support is the future of the University of Nebraska. It is upon these gifts that education is built. Contributions from friends and alumni of the university are managed as designated by each donor and invested according to the policies of the University of Nebraska Foundation. On June 30, 2011, the market value of the foundation's assets totaled more than $1.7 billion. Each year, the University of Nebraska develops programs, provides opportunities for students and faculty and enhances campus life through funds transferred from the foundation. During the 2010-11 fiscal year, the Foundation transferred to the University of Nebraska's four campuses more than $130 million. The ongoing “Campaign for Nebraska” provides a focus to raise $50 million for support of the UNK campus, as part of a university system-wide goal of $1.2 billion. As of September 15, 2011, approximately $29.5 million has been raised toward the UNK goal. Funding priorities include merit and needbased scholarships and faculty support. Throughout the university system, many students pursue a college education with the financial assistance of scholarships and loans. Distinguished faculty benefit daily from teaching and research support. Citizens of the state benefit from the university’s outreach programs, ranging from continuing education to hands-on assistance from agricultural specialists, health care professionals and faculty members. Alumni and friends are the strength of the University of Nebraska Foundation. Thank you for your continuing support.


Alumni Association

Distinguished Alumni Award

Jack Crowley

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n 1906, the first graduating class of then Nebraska State Normal School of Kearney recognized the mission the Alumni Association would pursue when it created the first constitution. “The association is designed to promote in every way the interests of the Normal School, and to foster among its members a sentiment of regard for one another, and attachment to their Alma Mater.” Today, the Alumni Association continues to work to fulfill those goals and others developed during the rich history of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The Association with approximately 36,000 members produces UNK Today, the alumni magazine; works with alumni in developing clubs around the country; coordinates reunions; sponsors activities at Homecoming such as the Homecoming Banquet; recognizes alumni accomplishments with an awards program; cooperates with the admissions office to recruit students; provides scholarships and other programs for students; and assists the Foundation in raising private funds in support of the University. Support of alumni activities and the Alumni House is made possible through gifts to the Alumni Association and to the University of Nebraska Foundation. Since 1980 the Alumni House, 2222 9th Avenue, has been the home of the Association. It is a popular site for receptions, socials, gatherings and other activities. It is also a repository for much of the history of the University. Stop by for a visit or for any of your alumni needs.

Class of 1960

Jack Crowley

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ack Crowley has a long history of community and state-wide service. He has been executive director of the Central Community College (CCC) Foundation, an organization that he helped start. He has served on boards of the Hastings Economic Development Corporation, Norwest Bank Nebraska, Wells Fargo Regional Board, Economic Council of America, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Catholic Social Services for the Lincoln Diocese, Kearney Public Schools Foundation, YMCA, and Hastings Area Foundation. Crowley has been chair for both the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission and Nebraska Power Review Board. He has been the Hastings Rotary Club president and the general chair for the Hastings Area United Way Drive. He was also president for Hastings Area United Way, Nebraska Easter Seal Society, Lochland Country Club and Hastings Catholic School Board. He has served on the UNK Chancellor’s Advisory Council. Crowley has received the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, Volunteer of the Year by the Nebraska Economic Council of America and Nebraska Community College Association Service Award. He was named an Outstanding Alumni for Kearney Schools and was named to the CCC Hall of Fame.


Alumni Association

Distinguished Alumni Award

Jack Crowley

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n 1906, the first graduating class of then Nebraska State Normal School of Kearney recognized the mission the Alumni Association would pursue when it created the first constitution. “The association is designed to promote in every way the interests of the Normal School, and to foster among its members a sentiment of regard for one another, and attachment to their Alma Mater.” Today, the Alumni Association continues to work to fulfill those goals and others developed during the rich history of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The Association with approximately 36,000 members produces UNK Today, the alumni magazine; works with alumni in developing clubs around the country; coordinates reunions; sponsors activities at Homecoming such as the Homecoming Banquet; recognizes alumni accomplishments with an awards program; cooperates with the admissions office to recruit students; provides scholarships and other programs for students; and assists the Foundation in raising private funds in support of the University. Support of alumni activities and the Alumni House is made possible through gifts to the Alumni Association and to the University of Nebraska Foundation. Since 1980 the Alumni House, 2222 9th Avenue, has been the home of the Association. It is a popular site for receptions, socials, gatherings and other activities. It is also a repository for much of the history of the University. Stop by for a visit or for any of your alumni needs.

Class of 1960

Jack Crowley

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ack Crowley has a long history of community and state-wide service. He has been executive director of the Central Community College (CCC) Foundation, an organization that he helped start. He has served on boards of the Hastings Economic Development Corporation, Norwest Bank Nebraska, Wells Fargo Regional Board, Economic Council of America, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Catholic Social Services for the Lincoln Diocese, Kearney Public Schools Foundation, YMCA, and Hastings Area Foundation. Crowley has been chair for both the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission and Nebraska Power Review Board. He has been the Hastings Rotary Club president and the general chair for the Hastings Area United Way Drive. He was also president for Hastings Area United Way, Nebraska Easter Seal Society, Lochland Country Club and Hastings Catholic School Board. He has served on the UNK Chancellor’s Advisory Council. Crowley has received the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, Volunteer of the Year by the Nebraska Economic Council of America and Nebraska Community College Association Service Award. He was named an Outstanding Alumni for Kearney Schools and was named to the CCC Hall of Fame.


Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Phyllis Markussen Class of 1969, Ed.D.

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r. Phyllis Markussen is a UNK professor emeritus who served on the staff from 1988 until 2010 where she was a professor and chair of the Department of Family Studies and Interior Design. She has received the Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Business and Technology, the Leland Holdt Security Mutual Life Insurance Distinguished Faculty Award and the NU systemwide IDEA Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In 2004 she was inducted into the National Kitchen and Bath Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Markussen has served on the National Kitchen and Bath Association Board of Directors and has been active in a number of other organizations related to her academic program on a state, regional and national level.

Athletic Hall of Fame 2000 Lane Kinnan, ’81 Bart Kofoed, ’87 Jerry Scott, ’83 Kathy Nelson Swanson, ’85 Charlie Thorell, ’60

2004 Ali Elias, ’93 MAE ’95 Dr. Don Lackey, Staff Tom Ritzdorf, ’78 Rob Wennstedt, ’73 MAE ’74 Amy Anderson Wenstrom, ’90

2008 Ivan Ivanov, ’96 Gene Lawhead, ’60 Jennifer Warner Ramsey, ’97 Brian Nelson, ’93 Roger Wachholtz, ’78

2001 Jerry Hueser, Coach ’70-’96 Doug Martin, ’66, MAE ’78 Angie Janicek Reed, ’85 Scot Schug, ’83 Donna Spickelmier-Vallin, ’90

2005 Cetennial Celebration No awards presented

2009 Jill McCaslin-Timmons, ’98 Martin Segovia, ’95 Alan Sheffield, ’75 Danielle Shum-Stowell, ’97 Keith Staehr, ’78

2002 Tom Bales, ’88 Karol McKenzie Nelson, ’79 Jeff Norblade, ’87 Dean Reicks, ’87 Sharon Mullen Zavala, ’74 2003 Brian Hagan, ’91 Susan Johnson Hood, ’95 Ed Kruml, ’66 Gary Welton, ’61 Joan Bailey, Coach, ’63-’97

2006 Steve Altmaier, ’77 Ginger Keller Marx, ’94 Jerry Stine, ’67 MAE ’76 Hylke ‘Hike’ Van der Wal, ’62 Bill Windhorst, ’78 2007 Wayne Gappa, ’66 Ted Mills, ’58 Kim Vokolek Peltz, ’93 Garry Shubert, ’62 Guy Murray, Coach

2010 Darcie Berry, ’00 Jon Gustafson, ’86 Meg Gross Minton, ’79 Dick Beechner, ’56, Coach Jack Ramey, ’79

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE Al Zikmund Claire Boroff Don Briggs Jon McBride Rosella Meier

Steve Larson Rich Osentowski Dick Beechner Jim Rundstrom Tom Kropp

Jaime Lundgren Peter Yazvac Steve Altmaier Buck Mahoney Sherry Morrow


Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Phyllis Markussen Class of 1969, Ed.D.

Dr. Phyllis Markussen

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r. Phyllis Markussen is a UNK professor emeritus who served on the staff from 1988 until 2010 where she was a professor and chair of the Department of Family Studies and Interior Design. She has received the Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Business and Technology, the Leland Holdt Security Mutual Life Insurance Distinguished Faculty Award and the NU systemwide IDEA Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In 2004 she was inducted into the National Kitchen and Bath Association Hall of Fame. Dr. Markussen has served on the National Kitchen and Bath Association Board of Directors and has been active in a number of other organizations related to her academic program on a state, regional and national level.

Athletic Hall of Fame 2000 Lane Kinnan, ’81 Bart Kofoed, ’87 Jerry Scott, ’83 Kathy Nelson Swanson, ’85 Charlie Thorell, ’60

2004 Ali Elias, ’93 MAE ’95 Dr. Don Lackey, Staff Tom Ritzdorf, ’78 Rob Wennstedt, ’73 MAE ’74 Amy Anderson Wenstrom, ’90

2008 Ivan Ivanov, ’96 Gene Lawhead, ’60 Jennifer Warner Ramsey, ’97 Brian Nelson, ’93 Roger Wachholtz, ’78

2001 Jerry Hueser, Coach ’70-’96 Doug Martin, ’66, MAE ’78 Angie Janicek Reed, ’85 Scot Schug, ’83 Donna Spickelmier-Vallin, ’90

2005 Cetennial Celebration No awards presented

2009 Jill McCaslin-Timmons, ’98 Martin Segovia, ’95 Alan Sheffield, ’75 Danielle Shum-Stowell, ’97 Keith Staehr, ’78

2002 Tom Bales, ’88 Karol McKenzie Nelson, ’79 Jeff Norblade, ’87 Dean Reicks, ’87 Sharon Mullen Zavala, ’74 2003 Brian Hagan, ’91 Susan Johnson Hood, ’95 Ed Kruml, ’66 Gary Welton, ’61 Joan Bailey, Coach, ’63-’97

2006 Steve Altmaier, ’77 Ginger Keller Marx, ’94 Jerry Stine, ’67 MAE ’76 Hylke ‘Hike’ Van der Wal, ’62 Bill Windhorst, ’78 2007 Wayne Gappa, ’66 Ted Mills, ’58 Kim Vokolek Peltz, ’93 Garry Shubert, ’62 Guy Murray, Coach

2010 Darcie Berry, ’00 Jon Gustafson, ’86 Meg Gross Minton, ’79 Dick Beechner, ’56, Coach Jack Ramey, ’79

ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE Al Zikmund Claire Boroff Don Briggs Jon McBride Rosella Meier

Steve Larson Rich Osentowski Dick Beechner Jim Rundstrom Tom Kropp

Jaime Lundgren Peter Yazvac Steve Altmaier Buck Mahoney Sherry Morrow


Distinguished Alumni Award

Athletic Hall of Fame 1977 Charlie Foster, Coach ’45-’71 1980 Ihling ‘Brick’ Carskadon, ’28 Fred Fulmer, Coach ’22-’34 Doyle Fyfe, ’55 Frank Lydic, ’31 John Marrow, ’37 Pat Panek, ’40 Randy Rasmussen, ’67 Art Stegeman, ’32 Merle Trail, ’32 J. L. ‘Cap’ Williams, ’32 1981 Bill Wolcott, ’32 Ken Cook, ’60 Martin ‘Tuck’ Mason, ’62 1982 Ted James, Coach ’30-’33 L. F. ‘Pop’ Klein, Coach ’35-‘44 Jim Lovell, ’30 Rich Osentowski, ’69 Dr. Mike Shada, ’43 Orlie Watts, ’33 1983 Dick Butolph, ’64 Clyde Cox, ’27 Bill Essert, ’17 Bob Hauver, ’49 Marion Marrow, ’39 Gene Turner (posthumously), ’54 1984 Gene Armstrong, ’58 Jill Garlock, ’71 Paul Larsen, ’39 Al Zikmund, Coach ’55-’71 1985 Paul Blessing, ’42 Dode Graham, ’35 Chelys Mattley Hester, ’41 Max Hester, ’40 Larry Jacobsen, ’60

1986 Carl Cox, ’26 Frank Dusek, ’30 Tom Kropp, ’75 John Makovicka, ’71 Lee Marrow, ’48 1987 Claire Boroff, ’59 Lee Jacobsen, ’68 Bob Korte (posthumously), ’49 Kathy Welter, ’76 1988 Marilyn Dubbs, ’77 Mitch Johnson, ’77 Carl Meyer, ’42 John Parilek, ’39 Bob Whitehouse, ’66 1989 Merlin Bachman, ’56 Loren Killion, ’77 Warren Monnington, ’50 Dr. Randy Nelson, ’72 Dr. Gary Smidt, ’59 1990 Glen Bartunek, ’41 Dennis Dukesherer, ’69 Louis Ellermeier, ’40 Arlo Gard, ’49 J. Michael Sobieszczyk, ’71 1991 Don Briggs, ’51, MAE ’57 Jerry Dunlap, ’63 LeRoy Sprague, ’58 Dr. B. M. Stevenson, Team Physician 1992 Paul Forch, ’58 Merlin Lawrence, ’62 Doug Peterson, ’79 Danis Richards Willet, ’79

1993 Tim Higgins, ’80, MSE ’97 Ron Laux, ’68 Rosella Zimmerman Meier, ’65 Larry Snell, ’60

Linda Nelson Timmons

1994 Dave Burke, ’77 Doug Holtmeier, ’82, MBA ’89 Rebecca Gannon Lehmer, ’80 John Sajevic, ’78 1995 Don Hather, ’64 Les Livingston, Coach ’56-’83 Clayton Scott, ’56 Dr. L. R. Smith, Team Physician Brenda Gonnerman Urbanek, ’84 1996 Dayle Fitzke, ’51 Dan Moore, ’66 Bill Roach, ’78 JIll Stenwall, ’80 1997 Barbara Herbek Bergmeier, ’86 Jon Bergmeier, ’85 Tom Journey, ’43 Mike McGlade, ’80 Cathy Weir Renk, ’84 1998 Paul Collison, ’60 Beth Stuart Jurgens, ’87 Tom Kruger, ’79 Ken Vergith, ’78 Jim Zikmund, ’71, MAE ’75 1999 Don Ayres, ’56 LaNell Cox, ’88 Jim Irwin, ’64 Steve Larson, ’73 Phyllis DeBuhr Mazour, ’88

Class of 1985

Linda Timmons

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inda Timmons is president and chief executive officer for Mosaic, a position she has held since 2008. Mosaic is a faith-based organization serving people with intellectual disabilities. It was formed in 2003 by the consolidation of two Nebraska-born Lutheran ministries dedicated to the needs of people with disabilities. Bethphage Mission began in 1913 in Axtell and Martin Luther Homes began in 1925 in Sterling. Mosaic supports more than 3,500 people and employs more than 5,000 through 40 agencies in 250 communities in 14 states. After graduating with a degree in social work, Timmons began her career as a social worker at Bethphage Residential Center in Axtell. In 1987, she became assistant to the president for management support at Bethphage Mission South in Austin, Texas, then executive director of Bethphage Mission South in Lubbock. From 1994 to 1997, Timmons was president and chief executive officer at Bethphage Mission West in Denver. Since 1997, she has held positions with the company in Omaha.


Distinguished Alumni Award

Athletic Hall of Fame 1977 Charlie Foster, Coach ’45-’71 1980 Ihling ‘Brick’ Carskadon, ’28 Fred Fulmer, Coach ’22-’34 Doyle Fyfe, ’55 Frank Lydic, ’31 John Marrow, ’37 Pat Panek, ’40 Randy Rasmussen, ’67 Art Stegeman, ’32 Merle Trail, ’32 J. L. ‘Cap’ Williams, ’32 1981 Bill Wolcott, ’32 Ken Cook, ’60 Martin ‘Tuck’ Mason, ’62 1982 Ted James, Coach ’30-’33 L. F. ‘Pop’ Klein, Coach ’35-‘44 Jim Lovell, ’30 Rich Osentowski, ’69 Dr. Mike Shada, ’43 Orlie Watts, ’33 1983 Dick Butolph, ’64 Clyde Cox, ’27 Bill Essert, ’17 Bob Hauver, ’49 Marion Marrow, ’39 Gene Turner (posthumously), ’54 1984 Gene Armstrong, ’58 Jill Garlock, ’71 Paul Larsen, ’39 Al Zikmund, Coach ’55-’71 1985 Paul Blessing, ’42 Dode Graham, ’35 Chelys Mattley Hester, ’41 Max Hester, ’40 Larry Jacobsen, ’60

1986 Carl Cox, ’26 Frank Dusek, ’30 Tom Kropp, ’75 John Makovicka, ’71 Lee Marrow, ’48 1987 Claire Boroff, ’59 Lee Jacobsen, ’68 Bob Korte (posthumously), ’49 Kathy Welter, ’76 1988 Marilyn Dubbs, ’77 Mitch Johnson, ’77 Carl Meyer, ’42 John Parilek, ’39 Bob Whitehouse, ’66 1989 Merlin Bachman, ’56 Loren Killion, ’77 Warren Monnington, ’50 Dr. Randy Nelson, ’72 Dr. Gary Smidt, ’59 1990 Glen Bartunek, ’41 Dennis Dukesherer, ’69 Louis Ellermeier, ’40 Arlo Gard, ’49 J. Michael Sobieszczyk, ’71 1991 Don Briggs, ’51, MAE ’57 Jerry Dunlap, ’63 LeRoy Sprague, ’58 Dr. B. M. Stevenson, Team Physician 1992 Paul Forch, ’58 Merlin Lawrence, ’62 Doug Peterson, ’79 Danis Richards Willet, ’79

1993 Tim Higgins, ’80, MSE ’97 Ron Laux, ’68 Rosella Zimmerman Meier, ’65 Larry Snell, ’60

Linda Nelson Timmons

1994 Dave Burke, ’77 Doug Holtmeier, ’82, MBA ’89 Rebecca Gannon Lehmer, ’80 John Sajevic, ’78 1995 Don Hather, ’64 Les Livingston, Coach ’56-’83 Clayton Scott, ’56 Dr. L. R. Smith, Team Physician Brenda Gonnerman Urbanek, ’84 1996 Dayle Fitzke, ’51 Dan Moore, ’66 Bill Roach, ’78 JIll Stenwall, ’80 1997 Barbara Herbek Bergmeier, ’86 Jon Bergmeier, ’85 Tom Journey, ’43 Mike McGlade, ’80 Cathy Weir Renk, ’84 1998 Paul Collison, ’60 Beth Stuart Jurgens, ’87 Tom Kruger, ’79 Ken Vergith, ’78 Jim Zikmund, ’71, MAE ’75 1999 Don Ayres, ’56 LaNell Cox, ’88 Jim Irwin, ’64 Steve Larson, ’73 Phyllis DeBuhr Mazour, ’88

Class of 1985

Linda Timmons

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inda Timmons is president and chief executive officer for Mosaic, a position she has held since 2008. Mosaic is a faith-based organization serving people with intellectual disabilities. It was formed in 2003 by the consolidation of two Nebraska-born Lutheran ministries dedicated to the needs of people with disabilities. Bethphage Mission began in 1913 in Axtell and Martin Luther Homes began in 1925 in Sterling. Mosaic supports more than 3,500 people and employs more than 5,000 through 40 agencies in 250 communities in 14 states. After graduating with a degree in social work, Timmons began her career as a social worker at Bethphage Residential Center in Axtell. In 1987, she became assistant to the president for management support at Bethphage Mission South in Austin, Texas, then executive director of Bethphage Mission South in Lubbock. From 1994 to 1997, Timmons was president and chief executive officer at Bethphage Mission West in Denver. Since 1997, she has held positions with the company in Omaha.


Jim Rundstrom Distinguished Alumni Service Award

John Wolf Class of 1973

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ohn Wolf has played a key role in the UNK Northwest Alumni Chapter in Oregon and Washington. He has served as the group’s president since 2004 and was instrumental in the group since its founding in 1984. That group rotates its annual events between Seattle and Portland. Among their projects has been the establishment of an endowed scholarship for UNK students. Wolf also served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006. Now retired, Wolf spent a career in the insurance business including 31 years as a health claims manager for Mutual of Omaha and owner of an Allstate Insurance Company agency.

Distinguished Alumni Service Awards 1982 Jim Rundstrom, ’64

1997 Ethel Rother, ’73

1983 Earl Rademacher, ’54

1998 Dottie Holcomb Lowe

1984 Don Briggs, ’51 MAE ’57

1999 Jim Van Marter, ’53

1985 Barry Sherman, ’64

2000 Jennie Silas Gutierrez ’73, MAE ’81 Dale Kastens, ’64

1986 Connie Shivers Hatcher, ’69 1987 Dr. Ora Lindau, ’41

2002 Janell Godberson Beveridge, ’79

1988 Dallas Sinnen, ’56

2003 Paul Wagner, ’58

1989 Ron Landstrom, ’53 1990 Maureen Neary Miller, ’74

2004 Roger Jones, ’65 2005 Centennial Celebration No awards presented

1991 Dale Falter, ’59 Joan Christ Falter, ‘59

2006 Sue Batie, ’73

1992 Joe Davenport, ’53 1993 Lori Lienhart Waters, ’74 1994 Al Lybarger, ’57 Addie Lewis Lybarger, ’55 1995 Jean Nama, ’53 June Nama Murty, ’55

2001 Jim Armagost, ’65, MAE ’67 Betty Jo Gillespie Armagost, ’67

2007 Jeff Stelling, ‘93 2008 Kathy Horvath, ‘67 Dallas & Sheryl Wymore, ‘74 2009 John E. Clinch, ‘62 2010 Larry Edwards, ‘64

1996 Dick Hock, ’48

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Jim Rundstrom Distinguished Alumni Service Award

John Wolf Class of 1973

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ohn Wolf has played a key role in the UNK Northwest Alumni Chapter in Oregon and Washington. He has served as the group’s president since 2004 and was instrumental in the group since its founding in 1984. That group rotates its annual events between Seattle and Portland. Among their projects has been the establishment of an endowed scholarship for UNK students. Wolf also served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006. Now retired, Wolf spent a career in the insurance business including 31 years as a health claims manager for Mutual of Omaha and owner of an Allstate Insurance Company agency.

Distinguished Alumni Service Awards 1982 Jim Rundstrom, ’64

1997 Ethel Rother, ’73

1983 Earl Rademacher, ’54

1998 Dottie Holcomb Lowe

1984 Don Briggs, ’51 MAE ’57

1999 Jim Van Marter, ’53

1985 Barry Sherman, ’64

2000 Jennie Silas Gutierrez ’73, MAE ’81 Dale Kastens, ’64

1986 Connie Shivers Hatcher, ’69 1987 Dr. Ora Lindau, ’41

2002 Janell Godberson Beveridge, ’79

1988 Dallas Sinnen, ’56

2003 Paul Wagner, ’58

1989 Ron Landstrom, ’53 1990 Maureen Neary Miller, ’74

2004 Roger Jones, ’65 2005 Centennial Celebration No awards presented

1991 Dale Falter, ’59 Joan Christ Falter, ‘59

2006 Sue Batie, ’73

1992 Joe Davenport, ’53 1993 Lori Lienhart Waters, ’74 1994 Al Lybarger, ’57 Addie Lewis Lybarger, ’55 1995 Jean Nama, ’53 June Nama Murty, ’55

2001 Jim Armagost, ’65, MAE ’67 Betty Jo Gillespie Armagost, ’67

2007 Jeff Stelling, ‘93 2008 Kathy Horvath, ‘67 Dallas & Sheryl Wymore, ‘74 2009 John E. Clinch, ‘62 2010 Larry Edwards, ‘64

1996 Dick Hock, ’48

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Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Distinguished Alumni Award 2001 Joyce Focken Blackwell, ‘79 Lori Goa McClurg, ‘82 Dennis Nelson, ‘73 Larry Schulte, ‘70, MA ‘78 2002 Curt Coffman, ‘84 Joe Green, ‘75 Dr. Larry Hardesty, ‘69 Dr. Marge Kindvall Harouff, ‘62 2003 Dr. Kip Anderson, ’90 Jack Garlock, ’76 Joe Higgins, ’64 JoAn Scott, ’86

2004 Judge Richard Kopf, ’69 Dr. Larry Peterson, ’79 Karen Wyatt Rhoads, ’81 2005 Cetennial Celebration No awards presented 2006 Dr. Norris Haring, ’48 Nancy Montanez Johner, ’94 Dr. Gary Smidt, ’59 Ron Williams, ’67 2007 Dwayne “Butch” Brown, ’69 Kevin Rader, ’84 Judy Henggeler Spohr, ’63 Dr. Don Unger, ’65, MSE ’69

2008 Tom Carman, ’71 Bill Dunn, ’73 Dr. Jean Ochsner Lukesh, ’85, MAE ’90, MSE ’93 Brenda VanLengen, ’88 2009 LaVern Franzen, ’67 Thomas Buecker, ’73 Ron Larsen, ’66 Teresa Kowalski Porter, ’80 2010 Don Envick, ’61, Ph.D. Dennis Pool, ’70, Ed.D. Carolyn Wagner Snyder, ’64 Cameron “Cam” Sutton, ’70

Dr. Chad Vokoun Class of 1996

Dr. Chad Vokoun

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r. Chad Vokoun is associate program director, internal medicine residency program at UNMC. He is also director, consultative medicine and faculty advisor to Club Med, the internal medicine student interest group at the medical center. Dr. Vokoun received the university-wide Outstanding Teaching Award for 2011. He has also received the Hirschmann Prize for Teaching Excellence and the Sir William Osler Teaching Award at UNMC. He has been named a UNMC Top Teacher from 2004 to 2011. At UNK, Dr. Vokoun was an All-RMAC firstteam offensive guard and a GTE Academic AllAmerican and Male Student Athlete of the Year in 1995.


Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Distinguished Alumni Award 2001 Joyce Focken Blackwell, ‘79 Lori Goa McClurg, ‘82 Dennis Nelson, ‘73 Larry Schulte, ‘70, MA ‘78 2002 Curt Coffman, ‘84 Joe Green, ‘75 Dr. Larry Hardesty, ‘69 Dr. Marge Kindvall Harouff, ‘62 2003 Dr. Kip Anderson, ’90 Jack Garlock, ’76 Joe Higgins, ’64 JoAn Scott, ’86

2004 Judge Richard Kopf, ’69 Dr. Larry Peterson, ’79 Karen Wyatt Rhoads, ’81 2005 Cetennial Celebration No awards presented 2006 Dr. Norris Haring, ’48 Nancy Montanez Johner, ’94 Dr. Gary Smidt, ’59 Ron Williams, ’67 2007 Dwayne “Butch” Brown, ’69 Kevin Rader, ’84 Judy Henggeler Spohr, ’63 Dr. Don Unger, ’65, MSE ’69

2008 Tom Carman, ’71 Bill Dunn, ’73 Dr. Jean Ochsner Lukesh, ’85, MAE ’90, MSE ’93 Brenda VanLengen, ’88 2009 LaVern Franzen, ’67 Thomas Buecker, ’73 Ron Larsen, ’66 Teresa Kowalski Porter, ’80 2010 Don Envick, ’61, Ph.D. Dennis Pool, ’70, Ed.D. Carolyn Wagner Snyder, ’64 Cameron “Cam” Sutton, ’70

Dr. Chad Vokoun Class of 1996

Dr. Chad Vokoun

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r. Chad Vokoun is associate program director, internal medicine residency program at UNMC. He is also director, consultative medicine and faculty advisor to Club Med, the internal medicine student interest group at the medical center. Dr. Vokoun received the university-wide Outstanding Teaching Award for 2011. He has also received the Hirschmann Prize for Teaching Excellence and the Sir William Osler Teaching Award at UNMC. He has been named a UNMC Top Teacher from 2004 to 2011. At UNK, Dr. Vokoun was an All-RMAC firstteam offensive guard and a GTE Academic AllAmerican and Male Student Athlete of the Year in 1995.


Distinguished Alumni Awards

Athletic Hall of Fame

Mike Asche Class of 1994

Mike Asche

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ike Asche was a four-year letterman in baseball from 1990 to 1994. He had a .346 batting average as a freshman, .352 as a sophomore, .414 as a junior and .392 as a senior. Asche set a number of records including hits (209) and triples (17). He was named to the NCAA Division II allregion team in 1993 and was UNK Male Athlete of the Year in 1994. Following graduation, Asche was drafted in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a 1996 Carolina League All-Star and played in more than 500 minor league games reaching the Double A level.

1987 Dr. Carlisle Anderson, ’36 Bill Beavers, ’58 Thelma Lang, ’59 Dr. Clifford Trump, ’59

1994 Jim Griess, ’63, MSE’68 Lucile Wiley Ring, ’44 Dr. Warren Treptow, ’75 Barc Wade, ’48

1981 Pete Kotsiopulos, ’70 Dr. Clarence Lindahl, ’27 Dr. Jim Nielsen, ’50

1988 Dr. Gary Haller, ’62 Dr. Jim Hansen, ’58 Larry Ludden, ’46 Scott Nelson, ’71

1995 Ronald Crampton, ’63 Dr. Elisabeth Wright Erling, ’42 Dr. Daniel Mowrey, ’73 Dr. Larry Peterson, ’58

1982 Bill Milldyke, ’58 John Mitchell, ’47 Clayton Morey, ’40 Edross (Kay) Robinson, ’31

1989 Dr. Neal Dunning, ’44 Larry Hall, ’64 Dr. Charles Lindly, ’52 DiAnna Schimek, ’63

1996 Merle Hinrichs, ’64 Bettelee Frahm Lewis, ’47 Mark Lundeen, ’81 Dr. Paul Paulman, ’74

1983 Mildred Hansen, ’28 John Marrow, ’40 Wayne Smithey, ’44 Dr. Don Welch, ’54

1990 Dr. Halvor Christensen, ’35 Dr. Louis Kenney, ’39 Celann LaGreca, ’79 Dr. Joe Lutjeharms, ’58

1997 George Beattie, ’69 Dr. Tom Green, ’77 Joyce Bryan Strout, ’70 Dr. Gary Thomas, ’55

1984 Stan Miller, ’66 John Payne, ’62 Marilyn Peterson, ’55 Bob Phares, ’62

1991 James Barton, ’38 Dr. Lynn Casey, ’65 Dr. Helen Stauffer, ’64 Dr. Dick Triplett, ’56

1998 Dr. Tyler Martin, ’81 Dr. Verla Worthing Robbins, ’43 Dr. Mike Shada, ’43 Jacklyn Brunke Smith, ’72

1985 Homer McConnell, ’27 Wayne McKinney, ’48 Dr. Ward Newcomb, ’44 Burnell Saum, ’50

1992 Betty Kort, ’64 Dr. Daniel Lydiatt, ’73 Norman Otto, ’49 Jaunetta Strohmyer, ’66

1999 Dr. Dianne Gabrukiewicz Bystrom, ‘75 Dayle Fitzke, ‘51 Judge Karen Lueck Hunt, ‘61 Dr. Robert Kupper, ‘73

1986 Leland Holdt, ’71 Dr. Elizabeth McMahan, ’43 Jim Morey, ’66 Dr. Leonard Skov, ’56 Dr. Herbert Welte, ’24

1993 Karen Kilgarin, ’79 Duane Obermier, ‘65 Dr. Kenneth Schroer, ’69 E. K. Yanney, ’49

1980 Dr. Ewald Ehly, ’58 Dr. Milton Hassel, ’41 Richard Mengler, ’33 Mary Elaine House, ’40 Rae Weimer, ’26

2000 Ron ‘Gus’ Gustafson, ‘88 Jerry Kriha, ‘59 Marilyn Prososki McGahan, ‘65, MAE ‘77 Paul Younes, ‘75


Distinguished Alumni Awards

Athletic Hall of Fame

Mike Asche Class of 1994

Mike Asche

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ike Asche was a four-year letterman in baseball from 1990 to 1994. He had a .346 batting average as a freshman, .352 as a sophomore, .414 as a junior and .392 as a senior. Asche set a number of records including hits (209) and triples (17). He was named to the NCAA Division II allregion team in 1993 and was UNK Male Athlete of the Year in 1994. Following graduation, Asche was drafted in the sixth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a 1996 Carolina League All-Star and played in more than 500 minor league games reaching the Double A level.

1987 Dr. Carlisle Anderson, ’36 Bill Beavers, ’58 Thelma Lang, ’59 Dr. Clifford Trump, ’59

1994 Jim Griess, ’63, MSE’68 Lucile Wiley Ring, ’44 Dr. Warren Treptow, ’75 Barc Wade, ’48

1981 Pete Kotsiopulos, ’70 Dr. Clarence Lindahl, ’27 Dr. Jim Nielsen, ’50

1988 Dr. Gary Haller, ’62 Dr. Jim Hansen, ’58 Larry Ludden, ’46 Scott Nelson, ’71

1995 Ronald Crampton, ’63 Dr. Elisabeth Wright Erling, ’42 Dr. Daniel Mowrey, ’73 Dr. Larry Peterson, ’58

1982 Bill Milldyke, ’58 John Mitchell, ’47 Clayton Morey, ’40 Edross (Kay) Robinson, ’31

1989 Dr. Neal Dunning, ’44 Larry Hall, ’64 Dr. Charles Lindly, ’52 DiAnna Schimek, ’63

1996 Merle Hinrichs, ’64 Bettelee Frahm Lewis, ’47 Mark Lundeen, ’81 Dr. Paul Paulman, ’74

1983 Mildred Hansen, ’28 John Marrow, ’40 Wayne Smithey, ’44 Dr. Don Welch, ’54

1990 Dr. Halvor Christensen, ’35 Dr. Louis Kenney, ’39 Celann LaGreca, ’79 Dr. Joe Lutjeharms, ’58

1997 George Beattie, ’69 Dr. Tom Green, ’77 Joyce Bryan Strout, ’70 Dr. Gary Thomas, ’55

1984 Stan Miller, ’66 John Payne, ’62 Marilyn Peterson, ’55 Bob Phares, ’62

1991 James Barton, ’38 Dr. Lynn Casey, ’65 Dr. Helen Stauffer, ’64 Dr. Dick Triplett, ’56

1998 Dr. Tyler Martin, ’81 Dr. Verla Worthing Robbins, ’43 Dr. Mike Shada, ’43 Jacklyn Brunke Smith, ’72

1985 Homer McConnell, ’27 Wayne McKinney, ’48 Dr. Ward Newcomb, ’44 Burnell Saum, ’50

1992 Betty Kort, ’64 Dr. Daniel Lydiatt, ’73 Norman Otto, ’49 Jaunetta Strohmyer, ’66

1999 Dr. Dianne Gabrukiewicz Bystrom, ‘75 Dayle Fitzke, ‘51 Judge Karen Lueck Hunt, ‘61 Dr. Robert Kupper, ‘73

1986 Leland Holdt, ’71 Dr. Elizabeth McMahan, ’43 Jim Morey, ’66 Dr. Leonard Skov, ’56 Dr. Herbert Welte, ’24

1993 Karen Kilgarin, ’79 Duane Obermier, ‘65 Dr. Kenneth Schroer, ’69 E. K. Yanney, ’49

1980 Dr. Ewald Ehly, ’58 Dr. Milton Hassel, ’41 Richard Mengler, ’33 Mary Elaine House, ’40 Rae Weimer, ’26

2000 Ron ‘Gus’ Gustafson, ‘88 Jerry Kriha, ‘59 Marilyn Prososki McGahan, ‘65, MAE ‘77 Paul Younes, ‘75


Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

Jessica Kedrowski Carlyle

Eric Strand Class of 2002

Class of 1999

Eric Strand

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ric Strand is the all-time leading scorer in UNK history with 2,173 points during a career from 1995 to 1999. During that time, he earned first-team All-American honors from Basketball Times, All-American secondteam honors from NABC and third team recognition from Daktronics. Strand was RMAC Player of the Year twice. During his career, the Lopers enjoyed one of their most successful periods compiling records of 24-9, 23-8, 25-6 and 24-7. The Lopers qualified for the NCAA regional tournament all four years and reached the regional finals in 1999. Strand started every game during his career. Following his college career, Strand played professionally in Europe, South America and the United States.

Jessica Kedrowski Carlyle

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essica Kedrowski Carlyle was a four-year starter for the highly successful basketball teams from 1995 to 1998. When she graduated, she was second in career scoring with 1,682 points and third in career rebounding with 773. She made 690 field goals during her career, still a Loper record. Carlyle was a first-team RMAC selection three times and was conference MVP in 1997. She also was named to the RMAC all-tournament team three years and was an NCAA all-region selection in 1998. She was selected to the RMAC AllCentury team in 2009. Carlyle played on teams coached by Amy Stephens that posted a 26-3 record in 1997 reaching the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, 28-3 record in 1998 and 26-4 record in 1999. Carlyle was a fouryear RMAC Academic all-conference selection.


Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

Jessica Kedrowski Carlyle

Eric Strand Class of 2002

Class of 1999

Eric Strand

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ric Strand is the all-time leading scorer in UNK history with 2,173 points during a career from 1995 to 1999. During that time, he earned first-team All-American honors from Basketball Times, All-American secondteam honors from NABC and third team recognition from Daktronics. Strand was RMAC Player of the Year twice. During his career, the Lopers enjoyed one of their most successful periods compiling records of 24-9, 23-8, 25-6 and 24-7. The Lopers qualified for the NCAA regional tournament all four years and reached the regional finals in 1999. Strand started every game during his career. Following his college career, Strand played professionally in Europe, South America and the United States.

Jessica Kedrowski Carlyle

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essica Kedrowski Carlyle was a four-year starter for the highly successful basketball teams from 1995 to 1998. When she graduated, she was second in career scoring with 1,682 points and third in career rebounding with 773. She made 690 field goals during her career, still a Loper record. Carlyle was a first-team RMAC selection three times and was conference MVP in 1997. She also was named to the RMAC all-tournament team three years and was an NCAA all-region selection in 1998. She was selected to the RMAC AllCentury team in 2009. Carlyle played on teams coached by Amy Stephens that posted a 26-3 record in 1997 reaching the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, 28-3 record in 1998 and 26-4 record in 1999. Carlyle was a fouryear RMAC Academic all-conference selection.


Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

Dan Simmons

Jennie Mau Luke Class of 1991

Jennie Mau Luke

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ennie Mau Luke was a four-year letter winner in volleyball from 1987 to 1990. A setter, she was second in career assists with 4,573 and first in career ace serves when she graduated. Luke played on very successful team coached by Rosella Meier including a squad that compiled a 40-1 record in 1990. That team, the first year UNK was a member of the NCAA Division II, was not selected for postseason play. The 1989 team was 38-10 and CSIC champions, the 1988 team was 38-13 and CSIC co-champions and the 1987 team was 35-13 and CSIC runners-up. As a senior, Luke was an NCAA Academic All-American and a member of alltournament teams at three regional tournaments. She was named Hanes Her Way Woman of the Year for the State of Nebraska in 1991.

Class of 1975

Dan Simmons

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an Simmons was softball coach at his alma mater from 1988 to 2000. During that time, the Lopers were NAIA National Champions in 1990, were national runners-up in 1989. The team finished fifth in 1988. In the NCAA, UNK was national runners-up in 1999, fourth in 1996 and seventh in 1998 and 1999. Simmons was NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1990. He was NAIA District 11 Coach of the Year four times and NCAA Division II regional Coach of the Year four times. Simmons was five-time RMAC Coach of the Year. His teams won six RMAC regular season titles. In 1990, he was Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska College Coach of the Year. Simmons was named RMAC Coach of the Century in 2009. He compiled a career record of 448-115 including a RMAC mark of 128-14.


Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

Dan Simmons

Jennie Mau Luke Class of 1991

Jennie Mau Luke

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ennie Mau Luke was a four-year letter winner in volleyball from 1987 to 1990. A setter, she was second in career assists with 4,573 and first in career ace serves when she graduated. Luke played on very successful team coached by Rosella Meier including a squad that compiled a 40-1 record in 1990. That team, the first year UNK was a member of the NCAA Division II, was not selected for postseason play. The 1989 team was 38-10 and CSIC champions, the 1988 team was 38-13 and CSIC co-champions and the 1987 team was 35-13 and CSIC runners-up. As a senior, Luke was an NCAA Academic All-American and a member of alltournament teams at three regional tournaments. She was named Hanes Her Way Woman of the Year for the State of Nebraska in 1991.

Class of 1975

Dan Simmons

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an Simmons was softball coach at his alma mater from 1988 to 2000. During that time, the Lopers were NAIA National Champions in 1990, were national runners-up in 1989. The team finished fifth in 1988. In the NCAA, UNK was national runners-up in 1999, fourth in 1996 and seventh in 1998 and 1999. Simmons was NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1990. He was NAIA District 11 Coach of the Year four times and NCAA Division II regional Coach of the Year four times. Simmons was five-time RMAC Coach of the Year. His teams won six RMAC regular season titles. In 1990, he was Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star Nebraska College Coach of the Year. Simmons was named RMAC Coach of the Century in 2009. He compiled a career record of 448-115 including a RMAC mark of 128-14.

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