We are excited to share with you the Summer 2013 Issue of the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Education newsletter, Happenings. Although we may have forgotten our earliest experiences before school, they continue to affect many aspects of our life. This is why Early Childhood Education is at the forefront of our work in the College of Education, and the focus of this issue. We’re especially excited about our partnership with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Dr. Sam Meisels, a renowned authority in early childhood education, has been selected to serve as the founding Executive Director of the Institute. College of Education faculty member Debora Wisneski has been named as the first John T. Langan Early Childhood Professor. Wisneski recently interviewed Meisels about the Institute and we look forward to having you meet them as they help lead “A Vision of the Future” for our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.
Also in this issue, we are proud to share the names of persons who have demonstrated their confidence in our mission and action by contributing to the college and its programs. The generosity of our donors has helped make the John T. Langan Early Childhood Professorship possible. A sincere thank you to all of our donors who have contributed to many important initiatives. You are helping us fulfill our vision as a metropolitan university committed to making a difference in our community.
This past spring marked the 25th anniversary of our Distinguished Alumni Luncheon. You will meet five individuals whose careers represent commitment to innovation and continued development of our professional practice. It is with great pride that we recognized their achievements.
In the “Did You Know” section we have included several news items relative to accomplishments of our students, our faculty, and our alumni. We wish to congratulate our newest alumni, the May 2013 graduates, and we invite you to share in the celebration and “Six Word Story” reflections of their experience.
Please explore our Summer 2013 issue of Happenings.