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2009.08.07 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Commencement Aug. 14 at the Civic

Omaha - More than 500 students will graduate Friday, Aug. 14, 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.

Jason Cooper, an Omaha native, will present the student commencement address.  He graduates magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in economics.  Cooper will further his studies this fall at Loyola University and DePaul University in Chicago.

The commencement ceremony also will recognize the following:

- David Conway, associate dean of the UNO College of Education, will receive the Chancellor's Medal.  Conway joined the university in 1985 as an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders.  During his time at UNO, he has secured more than $1.7 million in external funding to support pre-service and in-service professional preparation in the field of education of the deaf/hard of hearing.

- Dennis Duffy, executive vice president of operations with Union Pacific, will receive the Alumnus Achievement Award.  At Union Pacific, he is responsible for the operation of more than 3,000 trains operating daily throughout 23 western states.  His charge includes transportation services, including management and maintenance of locomotives, rail cars, tracks, train dispatching and crew calling.

For more information, call (402) 554.2129 or (402) 554.2762.

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UNO is celebrating its 100th anniversary.  This celebration recognizes 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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