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2008.04.28 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@mail.unomaha.edu

School of Communication Holds 53rd Annual Awards Banquet May 2

Omaha - Richard Holland, a retired advertising executive and one of Omaha’s most distinguished philanthropists, will receive an Alumni Community Service award at the 53rd annual School of Communication Awards Banquet Friday, May 2.

The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus.

Other award recipients are: Rudy Smith, Omaha World-Herald photographer, Lifetime Achievement; Teresa Paulson, Con Agra vice president of corporate communications, Alumni Achievement; Dr. Bill Wakefield, criminal justice professor, Distinguished Service; and Josefina Loza, Omaha World-Herald entertainment reporter, Rising Star Alumni Achievement.

In addition, the School of Communication will award more than 30 student scholarships in the areas of broadcasting, journalism and speech. The scholarship recipients will be honored at a reception at 10 a.m. in the Chancellor’s Room on the second floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

The cost of the luncheon is $18. Reservations are due noon Tuesday, April 29. Contact Mary Gum at (402) 554-2520 or mgum@mail.unomaha.edu.

For more information, contact Karen Weber at (402) 554-2246 or kweber@mail.unomaha.edu.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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