Buffett Family & UNO
The Buffett family has had a long relationship with the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).
In this movie, Buffett recalls teaching at the University of Omaha in the1950s and early1960s. Warren Buffett was interviewed on November 7, 2009 by Chase Moffittt, as part of the "Mr. Buffett the Teacher" documentary project at UNO.
For a decade, between 1952 and 1962, Warren Buffett taught investing at the Municipal University of Omaha which would later become UNO.
The UNO Thompson Learning Center and the Thompson Alumni Center are named in honor of Buffett's late father-in-law. William 'Doc' Thompson, father of Buffett's wife Susan, served as professor of psychology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
On May 2, 2013 Buffett made a special visit to Mammel Hall as part of an interview with Fortune Magazine that was broadcast live on CNN.com. During the interview, Buffett officially joined Twitter for the first time with the tweet "Warren is in the House," and was promptly followed by thousands of Twitter users, including friend and fellow financial celebrity Bill Gates.
The interview was also important for many UNO students, who got the chance to ask Buffett questions about his investment philosophy and what the economy may hold for the next generation.
Portrait in Mammel Hall
A painted portrait of Buffett currently hangs in the Mammel Hall entryway (pictured below).
The STB Foundation provides scholarships for qualifying Nebraska residents with financial need to attend UNO and other Nebraska state public institutions of higher education.
Students who receive these scholarships are known as William H. Thompson Scholars, and automatically become a part of the Thompson Scholars Learning Community (TSLC). In addition, the foundation awards fifteen K-12 Nebraska educators the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher medallion and cash prize each year in honor of Warren Buffett's aunt.