The Nebraska Alumni Association is celebrating the current class of Alumni Masters, as well as the alumni and student award winners, with a series of virtual events that began in March.
The Alumni Masters and award winners were to be recognized on campus during Alumni Masters Week last April, however those events were cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s class of Alumni Masters participated in a virtual roundtable event with students from the Nebraska Student Alumni Association on March 25 and various virtual events with their respective colleges. The alumni award winners were recognized during a virtual ceremony on March 26, and student award winners will be recognized at the 2021 Cornhusker Experience Gala hosted by the Nebraska Student Alumni Association on April 15.
A list of awardees follows:
2021 Alumni Masters
Michelle Weber, ‘05, ‘08, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Douglas Bisson, ‘89, ‘92, Architecture
Dr. Charles Wilson, ‘60, Arts and Sciences
Howard Hawks, ’57, Business
Tricia Besett-Alesch, Ph.D., ‘00, Education and Human Sciences
Nancy Pridal, ‘94, Engineering
Wendy Guillies, ‘86, Journalism and Mass Communications
William Schwartzkopf, ‘73, ‘76, Law
2021 Alumni Award Winners
Distinguished Service Award: James R. O’Dell, M.D., ’74, ‘77
Distinguished Service Award: William J. Mueller, ‘77, ‘80
Family Tree Award: The Burbank Family
Public Service Award: Nebraska State Sen. Adam Morfeld, ‘09, ‘12
Public Service Award: Nebraska State Sen. Brett Lindstrom, ‘04
2021 Student Award Winners
Jack Miller Scholarship: Kate Vermilyea, Arts and Sciences
Shane Osborn Student Leadership Award: Sadio Fenner, Education and Human Sciences
Howard and Judy Vann Student Leadership Award: Sapphire Sky Toth, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
Roy and Catherine Yaley Student Leadership Award: Emily Conard, Journalism and Mass Communications, Arts and Sciences