Alumni Association - Connections Project

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

Meet The Notochords

“The Notochords” is a band made up of students from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine. Their mission is to combine their passion for music with their roles as student doctors by performing for others. They hope to uplift spirits within their community and to heal others through the power of music. The Notochords are this week’s guest feature in the UNMC… Continue Reading

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give

The above mentioned quote by Winston Churchill speaks volumes. Today we share a story from an alumnus about an example of how he has given back in his own life. Giving of our time, talent or treasure knows no season–ripples of impact can be made each and every day of our lives. Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits… Continue Reading