Category: General

A collection of blog posts featuring UNMCAA updates, holiday celebrations and recognition of various professions.

A Look Back on 2021

With 2021 coming to a close, we took some time to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the past year. Like you, we had hoped that 2021 would provide more of a return to pre-pandemic life. And while we aren’t there quite yet, what we did observe was the continued resiliency of UNMC alumni […]

Dec 29, 2021

Season’s Greetings!

We wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. To help get you in the spirit, we have a beautiful holiday medley played on the piano by Bill Schlichtemeier, MD ’73.

Dec 21, 2021

Happy Holidays!

Happy December! This month, we celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa, and we hope you are able to safely enjoy these holidays with loved ones and enter the new year feeling refreshed. Please enjoy the brief message below from the UNMC Alumni Relations team as we wish you a happy holiday season!

Dec 1, 2021

Working in a Small Town

National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is celebrated each year on the third Thursday of November. This day “is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America. NRHD showcases the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to […]

Nov 17, 2021

Happy Veterans Day

The UNMC Alumni Association recognizes the service and sacrifice our Veterans, service members and their families have given. On this Veterans Day (and everyday), we thank you for your service. To recognize this important day, we spoke with three military-connected members of the UNMC community. In this video, alumni Peter W. Hunt, MPA-C’87 (US Army […]

Nov 11, 2021

Happy Genetic Counselor Day!

Right now, UNMC only has one class of #unmcalumni in this profession and we have a message from an alumna of that class. Sierra Clark, MGC ‘21, CGC, shares how she found her perfect fit and her appreciation for the profession and the whole-person approach to patient care.

Nov 4, 2021

Happy PA Day!

It’s National Physician Assistant Day. Happy day to all of our #unmcalumni PAs! We so appreciate you and the work you do. Thank you! For those who don’t know what a PA is or what they do, take a listen as Sydney Berg, MPAS, PA-C ’17 shares what attracted her to the profession and the […]

Oct 6, 2021

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.

Jun 11, 2021

Happy Nurses Week!

Today starts National Nurses Week and it’s also graduation week at UNMC! In honor of both of these events, we have advice for young alumni from Aaron Moore, MSN, RN ’09. His insight is helpful for not only nursing graduates, but all alumni. One piece of advice he offers: remember your “why” and that will […]

May 6, 2021

What is a Clinical Perfusionist?

Next week (May 2-8) is Perfusion Appreciation Week and so we wanted to highlight these important medical professionals by shining a spotlight on what they do. Scott Sanderson, MPS, CCP, LP (Clinical Perfusion ’12), shares in the video below, the vital role perfusionists play, not only in cardiac surgery, but in research and education. Scott […]

Apr 28, 2021