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2008.04.30 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Commencement May 9 at the Civic

Omaha - More than 1,200 students will graduate Friday, May 9, during the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) spring commencement ceremony. The event will be held at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave., beginning at 2 p.m.

Aaron Albin, an Omaha native, will present the student commencement address.  He graduates with a bachelor of arts in English (with a concentration in writing and linguistics) and a bachelor of arts in Spanish. This fall, he plans to move to Indiana to enter a master's program in linguistics and teach Japanese courses through an associate instructorship.

Kathy Pfeiffer, UNO budget coordinator since 2000, will receive the Chancellor's Medal.  Responsible for preparing the UNO operating budget, she oversees changes and updates to the budget to ensure the adherence of guidelines set by the University of Nebraska Office of the President and Board of Regents.

UNO Chancellor John Christensen will receive the Alumnus Achievement Award. Christensen has spent nearly his entire academic career at UNO, beginning in 1978 as a faculty member in the College of Education's Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders.  He has served as the 14th chancellor of UNO since May 2007 and is the first UNO graduate and Omaha native to lead the institution.

For more information, call (402) 554.2358 or (402) 554.2762.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning Oct. 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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