The Board of Regents is pleased to present a KUDOS award to Rebecca Gratz, Multimedia Specialist within the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of University Communications.
Working at a higher education institution faces a learning curve. Rebecca approached her role and learned the ins-and-outs of UNO’s various elements almost instantaneously. She lives UNO’s values, particularly excellence, inclusion and engagement. Her photos and videos perfectly capture what it means to be a Maverick in stunning quality. From an impromptu grin lighting up an AFROTC cadet’s face, to a parent giving a bear hug to one of UNO’s newest grads, Rebecca has a knack for catching special moments.
With a very unique way of bringing out the best in everyone, Rebecca treats her colleagues with courtesy and respect. Whether it’s a team member who is looking to collaborate on a new project or a campus partner who has a last-minute photo need, she is always willing to help. Rebecca recognizes the value of open communication and is quick to answer questions and seek feedback.
With more than 15 years of experience in photojournalism, she is a consummate professional. Rebecca arrived at UNO ready to put her skill set to use. Her abilities allow her to photograph high quality images in a variety of challenging environmental conditions, but she doesn’t stop there. Rebecca can also rapidly edit photographs from each shoot and upload them online for campus to access and use her superior organizational skills to ensure those photos can be easily found when they’re needed.
As one of just two dedicated multimedia specialists on campus (the other belonging to athletics), Rebecca is constantly busy. While some offices and departments have only a few peak times or key events each year, Rebecca is responsible for covering nearly all of these key events and all of the editorial and marketing needs that come in between. Even with a packed schedule, she is always looking for the next storytelling opportunity. Her work is her passion and it shows.
Her work is her passion and it very clearly shows. Please join me in thanking Rebecca for her commitment to UNO.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.