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2008.08.06 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Commencement Aug. 15 at the Civic

Omaha - More than 520 students will graduate Friday, Aug. 15, during the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) summer commencement ceremony. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave.

Amy Panning, a Hooper, Neb., native, will present the student commencement address.  She graduates magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in social work.  This fall, she plans to pursue a master's degree in social work at UNO.  Panning has participated in or organized more than 30 community service events at UNO and beyond.

Sally Ganem, the First Lady of Nebraska, will receive the Alumnus Achievement Award.  She earned both her bachelor's degree in elementary education and master's degree in education administration from UNO.  The wife of Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, Ganem is active in the Fremont, Neb., community and across the state.  A member of the Read Aloud Nebraska Board of Directors, she regularly reads to school groups.

For more information about commencement, 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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