A Day in the Life at UNMC

UNMC Security: Joel and the snake

UNMC has had a menagerie. “We’ve had a variety of animals on campus,” said UNMC security officer John Ingraham. “We’ve had turkeys. Deer. We’ve of course had raccoons.” Of course. “Skunks. Possum. We’ve had ducks.” But none of that compares to the time Joel Schuldt stared down the snake. It was kind of an autumn day. A little cool, but not cold. It was nice, actually. Security got a call. There was a snake crawling out from under a car. “OK, a snake,” Ingraham said…. Continue Reading

Why I give to the United Way

Today I’d like to introduce my blog family to one of my actual family members. Meet my Aunt Donna. Aunt Donna has Multiple Sclerosis, or MS for short. We’ve been close all my life. She’s my Godmother, my seamstress and was my pen pal all through college (yes, we wrote actual letters). Over the years, whenever I would ask how’s she was doing, she never complained, but just said: “Just stiff today, Nic…just stiff.” Because of her ability to focus on the positive, I’d never… Continue Reading