Alumni Association - Connections Project

Gratitude–It’s Always in Style

We in the Alumni Association know this has been such an unprecedented year, but one thing that has not changed is our ability to express gratitude. Today we would like to share with you a website dedicated to saying thank you to the alumni and friends who have supported a UNMC Innovation Fund for any college. Donor support is making an impact and the students… Continue Reading

Thank You From the Deans of UNMC

2020 has been an unprecedented year to say the least, however, there are still so many ways in which we can all be grateful. We would like all UNMC alumni to know how appreciative we are of you. Many of you are serving on the front lines, others are conducting vital research, caring for patients, and so much more. Thank you for the work that… Continue Reading

Servant Leadership & Relationship Building

Valeria Stokes, MSN’78, EdD grew up in a household where giving back to others was a value ingrained into her character. She took this with her throughout her career, serving in a variety of roles within hospital, corporate and nonprofit leadership. Now, as the Vice President of Human Resources at Erie Health Centers in Chicago, Dr. Stokes provides insight into the connection between her philosophy… Continue Reading

A Special Edition of Class Notes

Extra, extra, read all about it! Our Special Edition of Class Notes is here! It’s digital, it’s interactive and it’s super informative! In this edition:– Meet the Alumni Office Team– Learn about new projects and initiatives– Read class notes and see what #unmcalumni have been up to

Try, Try Again

Dr. Sigler was tenacious in his dream of becoming a dentist and the road wasn’t an easy one when it came to getting into dental school. Hear him share a little bit of his story and the tips he offers for students and young professionals or any of us who need a little encouragement to dream big. “I am really glad that I listened to… Continue Reading

Why’d You Choose UNMC?

Hear why numerous #unmcalumni chose UNMC for their health professions education in this short and fun video compilation.

Living, Working & Volunteering in Rural Nebraska: A Nurse’s Story

It is widely known that recruiting healthcare professionals to the rural setting is an ongoing challenge.  Healthcare systems have collaborated with colleges and universities for years to develop programs promoting rural practice for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other allied health professionals. Nearly three decades ago I began my nursing career at the Mid-Plains Community College Associate Degree Registered Nurse program located in North Platte…. Continue Reading

Time Management Tips

Organization and prioritization are the ways that Tanner Johnson, Pharm.D. ’19 maintained his time wisely while pursuing his degree from UNMC. Now that school is back in full swing, we could all use a little helpful insight to enhance our effectiveness throughout the day. See if his tips give you some ideas!

Welcome New Students!

This week, new students from across all of UNMC’s colleges and programs are entering into their chosen healthcare profession. Many are participating in a white coat or professionalism ceremony as a rite of passage into their field of practice. Healthcare professionals adhere to a code of standards and ethics. These responsibilities, obligations and expected behaviors are essential in demonstrating the privilege it is to be… Continue Reading

Traits of a Good Leader

This week we are excited to share leadership insight from alumnus Mike Kozal, MD ’88. From growing up in Nebraska and attending UNMC for medical school, to going to Stanford for an infectious disease fellowship, to working in biotech, being a medical director of public health, providing clinical care and academics and research at the University of Iowa and now Yale, he shares really great… Continue Reading