Alumni Association - Connections Project

Traits of Great Leaders

This week we share leadership insight from Ernest Sigler, DDS ’75. He has been on many teams in his life; from high school football, to the Husker football team, the military, and the UNMC College of Dentistry and he shares the traits that he believes great leaders exhibit. When it comes to teamwork and working together he said, I have been blessed to be a… Continue Reading

Why UNMC & Advice to Students

Lisa Vajgrt-Smith, a 2013 public health alumnus, attended UNMC during the time of Ebola and credits UNMC’s prominent presence on the national and global scene for making her stand out, at least initially, to her employers. Fast forward to now, where she serves as an Emergency Preparedness Program Manager for Contra Costa County California, and also serves as a Deputy Commander on California-6, Disaster Medical… Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

Please enjoy this brief message from University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor, Jeffrey P. Gold, MD to our #unmcalumni. And happy 2nd birthday to this blog! We hope you enjoy the contents of it and invite you to share it with your alumni colleagues!

2020: A Year in Review

This year has challenged us all, but we have much to be proud of. We are so proud of all our alumni who worked so hard this year in the battle against COVID-19. As 2020 comes to a close, we wanted to share with you this brief video recap of our year. We look forward to 2021 and hope to have the opportunity to connect… Continue Reading

Season’s Greetings!

Happy Holidays to you and yours! We have a present for you, by way of this beautiful holiday medley performed by Bill Schlichtemeier, MD ’73. Enjoy!

Advice for New Grads & Young Alumni

“A lot of times people hesitate that they don’t want to be involved because they don’t have the knowledge to really contribute, but you learn along the way. Part of it is being a life-long learner and being open to opportunities along the way.” The Moravecs impart this and other wisdom to current students and share their pride for being graduates of UNMC and encourage… Continue Reading

Solid Advice in Changing Times

Colonel Joshua McConkey, MD ’03, FACEP, FACEM shares his advice for students and notes that, even though the world has changed, the fundamental principles don’t. Check it out.

We Give Thanks for You

Time, talent and treasure are all resources we can share with others, perhaps in varying degrees, but that we can share to make a difference nonetheless. Hear from three alumni about what prompted them to start giving back to impact UNMC students, the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. This is the time of the year where we are often giving thanks as we look back over… Continue Reading

Honoring Our Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, take a moment to listen as three UNMC alumni veterans share their experiences in the military. We are grateful to our students, faculty, staff and alumni who have served or are currently serving. You set an example in living out UNMC’s values of teamwork, excellence, accountability and courage. To all veterans, military personnel, and their family members, the UNMC Alumni… Continue Reading