Associate Professor Chris Allen is president of the Omaha Press Club board, and Associate Professor Dave Ogden heads the OPC Foundation board this year.
Allen follows Wendy Townley, an alumna and part-time School of Communication faculty member. She serves as assistant director of UNO media relations. Ogden leads the foundation after serving for a year as vice president under John Prescott, an alumnus of UNO. Prescott noted the UNO Communication dominance in recent years of OPC leadership positions.
The OPC foundation raises money for numerous UNO, UNL and Creighton journalism scholarships. Prescott and Allen are longtime writers and performers in the Omaha Press Club show, which is a fundraiser for the scholarships. OPC will recognize students in an April 29 dinner at the club. The club also recognizes a longtime journalist, as well as an educator making significant contributions to journalism in Omaha.