2010.02.05 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
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UNO Music Professor Receives Distinguished Service Award
Omaha - James Saker, professor of music and director of University Bands at the
University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), recently received the 2009-2010
Distinguished Service Award from the Board of the Nebraska Music Educators
Association at the organization's annual meeting in Lincoln.
Saker served in a variety of roles with the association, including College/University Affairs Chair. He also served a term in the president's rotation from 1985 to 1991. During his presidency, Saker was responsible for the planning and coordination of two annual professional conferences; proposed the development of the Executive Director position, implemented in 1991; developed the Music Mentor Program for young music educators; and initiated the Music Scholarship Program for students seeking a career in the profession. He currently is a member of the Past Presidents committee, serving on the board of the Hall of Fame program.
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