Our history and name
Supported by UNO’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising (CIEF), Stedman’s is located in the Mammel Hall atrium and serves locally sourced, high-quality coffee, espresso, smoothies, fountain sodas, snacks and more.
In addition to fueling patrons in Mammel Hall, the café offers student employment opportunities and partners with various classes to help students apply course concepts to a functioning business.
The café is named after Robert C. Stedman, who graduated from UNO (then Omaha University) in 1951 with a business degree.
An Army veteran and former student athlete, Stedman worked for 25 years as an auditor and insurance fraud investigator for the Equitable Life Insurance Company.
He created a unitrust through the University of Nebraska Foundation to fund scholarships for business students. In 2010, CBA named its statistics laboratory in his honor.
“Bob Stedman was a tremendous supporter of the university and our students,” said Dean Louis Pol. “His generosity lives on through the Robert C. Stedman UNO College of Business Scholarship Fund. Naming this new student-centered space after him is yet another way to honor his legacy.”