The University of Nebraska Foundation and UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service are pleased to recognize the awarding of the Terry Haney Chair of Gerontology to Dr. Julie Masters, Professor and Chair of Gerontology.
The award was established in 2001 after Omahans Terry and Judy Haney made a $650,000 donation to the University of Nebraska Foundation. Terry Haney, who received his masters in gerontology from UNO in 1998, made the gift in hopes that it would help his alma mater attract and retain leading experts in the field, as well as support engagement with the community on issues related to aging.
“Dr. Masters has distinguished herself as an outstanding professor who has been instrumental in the remarkable progress of the Department,” said John Bartle, Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service. “She is an award-winning teacher, a distinguished researcher, and does exemplary community engagement that helps make Nebraska a better state for the elderly.”
Mike Bird, Vice President of the University of Nebraska Foundation said, “The generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Haney made this professorship possible. Their commitment to the advancement of UNO and in furthering our partnerships with the community provide the margin of excellence needed to advance the Department to be one of the best in the nation.”
The Department of Gerontology offers degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels in Omaha, Lincoln and online.
Masters’ endowed professorship began September 1.