Alumni Association - Connections Project

Benefits of Practicing in Rural Nebraska

After both growing up in rural communities, Mike Moravec, PT, DPT’04, OCS and Lisa Moravec, RDH’02, MSDH have made rural Nebraska their home. The Moravecs share what they love about their community and the benefits of practicing in rural Nebraska in this week’s Connections Project Blog.

LinkedIn Tips & Tricks

Shalis Ammons, PhD’16 and Prathamesh Patil, PhD’18 have both used the professional networking platform, LinkedIn, to create a strong digital presence and land jobs since graduating from UNMC. This week, Drs. Ammons and Patil share practical steps students and alumni can take to maximize their profile’s search engine optimization and positively market themselves to potential employers.

What is Tai Chi?

This Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, learn about the ancient Chinese form of martial arts, Tai Chi. This practice has many health benefits and is an outcome-based program that decreases risk of falls in seniors. In this week’s Connections Project Blog, Holly Warth, RN, BSN, ’78, ’80 teaches us about Tai Chi, where it comes from, its health benefits, and some simple moves to get… Continue Reading

Self Care & Maintaining Balance

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we know things have been especially difficult over the last year. On this week’s Connections Project Blog, Tunisia Ellis Penta, Clinical Perfusion’02 shares how she prioritizes her self-care, both mentally and physically, in order to maintain balance in her life.   If you are struggling with your mental health, you are not alone. Visit UNMC’s wellness resource page to find assistance or call the numbers… Continue Reading

Living Within Your Financial Means

Aurora Le, PhD, MPH’16 knows how to manage her money. After financing her BA, MPH and PhD on her own, she graduated debt-free and now owns her own home and paid off her used car in a year! So, how did she do this? Dr. Le shares a few tips on how she lives within her financial means below.

Giving Back

#ILoveNU Week is now behind us, but giving back to your community or alma mater is something you can do year-round! Mike Moravec, PT, DPT’04, OCS and Lisa Moravec, RDH’02, MSDH share below what motivates them to give back of their time, talent and treasure.

Advocate for the University of Nebraska

We’re in the midst of #ILoveNU Week, and we love seeing our alumni celebrate by sharing their story on social media, contacting their senator and wearing UNMC colors. Another important way alumni can show their love is by advocating for the University of Nebraska. Below, Jeff Hines, PharmD’82 shares why he advocates for the NU system and provides advice to alumni on how they can… Continue Reading

Alumni Share “Why UNMC?”

In honor of #ILoveNU Week starting this Monday, we’re sharing what a few of our alumni had to say when we asked them “Why did you choose UNMC?” Be sure to visit nebraska.edu/ILoveNU to learn more and get involved.