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2009.12.14 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Commencement Dec. 18 at the Civic

Omaha - More than 945 students will graduate Friday, Dec. 18, during the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) winter commencement ceremony. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave.

Megan C. Schuster, an Omaha native, will present the student commencement address.  She graduates summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration.  During the spring semester of her junior year, Schuster studied abroad in Innsbruck, Austria.  In January, she will begin working as a staff auditor for KPMG, LLP. 

Deborah Smith-Howell will receive the Chancellor's Medal.  She has served as associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and dean for Graduate Studies at UNO since 2007. Smith-Howell is responsible for the Center for Faculty Development, UNO curriculum and program planning and evaluation, the Service-Learning Academy/American Humanics, University Honors Program, AFROTC and the Thompson Learning Community.  As dean for Graduate Studies, her office provides services and support for students and faculty in UNO's 45 master's programs, six doctoral programs and 18 graduate certificates. 

Lori Hogan will receive the Alumnus Achievement Award.  She co-founded Home Instead Senior Care in 1994 with her husband, Paul.  Home Instead, the largest senior care company in the world, has nearly 820 franchises in the United States and 16 other markets. In January 2008, the Hogans announced funding for the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging, a $10.2 million facility on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus.

For more information about commencement, call (402) 554-2358 or (402) 554-2762.

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s metropolitan university. The core values of the institution place students at the center of all that the university does; call for the campus to strive for academic excellence; and promote community engagement that transforms and improves urban, regional, national and global life. 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.

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