2008.06.10 > For Immediate Release
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UNO Students Receive American Humanics Academic Award
Omaha - University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students Shelby Buettner and Jamie Gibson were selected to receive a 2008-2009 American Humanics (AH) Academic Award scholarship.
The AH Academic Award will provide recipients $1,000 in financial support for the 2008-09 academic year.
Award recipients were chosen based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership, involvement in his/her American Humanics campus program, and commitment to a career in the nonprofit sector. In total, 63 students representing 27 different AH campuses nationwide applied for the academic awards. A total of 21 scholarships were awarded.
The American Humanics program at UNO is well respected throughout the nonprofit sector. As a part of the AH program, students such as Buettner and Gibson help make AH the nation’s most sought after certification in the field of nonprofit management.
American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofits dedicated to preparing the next generation of nonprofit sector leaders. Founded in 1948, the organization is celebrating its 60th Anniversary throughout 2008.
American Humanics is affiliated with more than 70 colleges and universities nationwide including UNO and partners with more than 60 national nonprofit organizations including the March of Dimes, YMCA and Girl Scouts of the USA.
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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