As commencement nears, final exams conclude, and the calendar year comes to a close, I would like to congratulate you and thank you all for the successes and achievements each of you have contributed to as students, faculty, and staff.
For some of you – our soon-to-be alumni – these may be your final days as students, but it is certainly not the end of your Maverick journey.
All of us have experienced no shortage of challenges in the latter days of your academic journeys, but you rose to the occasion and left your mark on this university community as true exemplars of the Maverick Spirit. My wish is that these experiences have served you well, and that the Maverick Spirit is with you in all your adventures.
To our students returning in the new year: my hope is that you find time to rest, relax, and recharge in the company of loved ones, whether that be virtually or safely in person. As you make plans for the Spring 2021 semester, be sure to visit the UNO Cares page to explore all of the new support options that are available to you. Opportunities such as a free graduate class, scholarships, and a no-cost course retake can help keep you on track toward your academic goals in the new year.
To our faculty and staff: I highly encourage you to take part in Lauritzen Gardens’ “Merry and Bright” holiday celebration – an enchanting experience available to you at no cost, which will take place Dec. 18 through Jan. 3.
Have an exceptional, safe and healthy holiday and my very best wishes for a happy new year.
In the Maverick Spirit,
Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.
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