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POSTPONED: April 16, 2021
The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences will recognize five alumni for outstanding contributions to their communities and professions at the 32nd Annual Hollie Bethel Distinguished Alumni Luncheon at UNO's Thompson Center. These stand-out alumni will be honored in the areas of Distinguished Service and Distinguished Professional Achievement.
The luncheon began in 1988 and is named for the first female department chair on the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s campus—then known as Omaha University. Dr. Hollie Bethel served as the Department Chair of Elementary Education from 1951 to 1975 and had a profound effect for future educators and fellow peers. Since its inception, over 200 alumni have been honored.
Announcing the 2020-2021 Honorees:
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS
Dr. Jeffrey G. Kuhr
School of Health & Kinesiology
Director of Public Health for Mesa County, Colorado
Dr. Stuart P. Stofferahn
Department of Educational Leadership
Founder and Executive Director of Nebraska Transition College
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Department of Special Education & Communication Disorders
Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Munroe Meyer Institute (MMI) Occupational Therapy Department, retired in Oct. 2019
Department of Counseling
School Counselor for Westside Community School, Executive Director of the Nebraska School Counselor Association
Teacher Education Department
Educator for Papillion LaVista Community Schools, 24-year Member of the Millard Public Schools Board of Education