Myron Dorn, a Husker alumnus seeking the 30th District seat in the Nebraska Legislature, visited campus Oct. 19 to see how the University of Nebraska–Lincoln serves students and the Cornhusker State.
A graduate of the university’s animal science program, Dorn’s tour featured an in-depth review of the new $45 million Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center. The East Campus facility opened in June 2017 and is home to Nebraska’s professional program in veterinary medicine, a shared program with Iowa State University.
The Veterinary Diagnostic Center is Nebraska’s only accredited veterinary diagnostic lab. It develops cutting-edge testing methods and supports food safety and biomedical research. The center works directly with public health officials locally and nationally to diagnose animal diseases, which can lead to human illnesses. It is also a national center of excellence for testing of certain diseases in livestock.
“I had a very informative tour of the new diagnostic lab and classrooms,” Dorn said. “I was impressed at the important role it plays in Nebraska and the nation. It was also great learning about how the veterinary program has changed to prepare students for future careers.”
Dorn also toured Nebraska Innovation Campus with Dan Duncan, executive director of NIC; and visited the College of Business to talk directly with Eric Thompson, professor of economics and director of the Bureau of Business Research.
“This was an incredible opportunity to learn about programs being developed at the university and how they are working with businesses,” Dorn said. “The visit confirms to me that the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is definitely the leader of innovation in our state.”
Dorn has served as eight years on Gage County Board of Supervisors, including the last 2-and-a-half years as chairman. He joins Don Schuller of Wymore in the legislative race to fill the District 30 seat, which is being vacated by Sen. Roy Baker of Lincoln.
The 30th District includes southwest Lincoln, southeastern Lancaster County and Gage County.
All elected officials and candidates for office are welcome to visit the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campuses.