Category: Why UNMC

A collection of blog posts featuring alumni sharing why they chose UNMC.

Why I Love NU

I Love NU Week is here! Celebrations are happening all week long in-person and online. Learn more about getting involved. The University of Nebraska system has a significant impact on Nebraska’s workforce and economy. A recent report found: The NU System generates $9 for every $1 the state invests. The University generated $5.8 billion in […]

March 23, 2022

Counting Down to I Love NU Week!

I Love NU Week starts on Monday, and there are so many ways to participate! Join us at the State Capitol in Lincoln on Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 PM for an in-person “I Love NU” celebration. Or, participate virtually: Share how the university has impacted you on social media with #ILoveNU, Post a photo wearing your […]

March 16, 2022

Why Did YOU Choose UNMC?

One of our favorite things to ask alumni and students is why they chose UNMC. Many of them, including Rishi Batra, MD’14, have chosen UNMC not once, but multiple times as they’ve pursued education and training. Dr. Batra shares his “Why UNMC” this week, but we want to hear from you. Comment why you chose […]

March 9, 2022

Alumni Share Why They Chose UNMC

In the UNMC Alumni Office, we have the privilege to speak with many of our more than 46,000+ alumni and each time that we do, we like to ask them, why UNMC? Why did you choose the University of Nebraska Medical Center for your health professions education? Most of the time, we hear that it […]

September 15, 2021

Why UNMC? A Nurse’s Story

As new students take part in orientation and the start of their first health professions classes at UNMC, we thought we would share one alum’s story on why they chose UNMC. Hear from Aaron Moore about what was going on in his life to make him pursue a bachelor’s degree and then what sparked further […]

August 20, 2021

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 to learn more and get involved. JZp J IESKLIwcxUZozNNus

March 18, 2021

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 […]

January 13, 2021

Why’d You Choose UNMC?

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

September 9, 2020


Growing up in Nebraska, the University of Nebraska Medical Center was heralded as the pinnacle of healthcare for the entire state of Nebraska. UNMC and Nebraska Medicine are one of the premier establishments in the region and I knew my education would equip me with the necessary skills to thrive as a member of the […]

March 19, 2020

Dental Brothers Share Why They Chose UNMC

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today we hear why two brothers went to dental school at UNMC and why they found it to be such a rewarding experience. They are from a family of #unmcalumni from their parents, to themselves, to their younger brother, aunts, uncles, cousins and more! It would appear that they “Love” their alma […]

February 14, 2020