University of Nebraska–Lincoln homecoming activities will include the launch of a new hall of fame to honor outstanding multicultural alumni.
Inaugural inductees include Dick Davis, founder of the Davis-Chambers Scholarship; Ashley Hornsby, past adviser to the Asian Student Union; Lance Morgan, chief executive officer for Ho-Chunk, Inc.; and Cameya Ramirez-Rosseau, an academic adviser and past adviser to the Mexican American Student Association.
The four Nebraska alumni will be inducted during a 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 ceremony in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The ceremony is free and open to the campus community.
New and future members of the multicultural Husker hall of fame will be honored with a display in Nebraska’s Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.
The ceremony is part of Nebraska’s Multicultural Alumni Homecoming, which was created by the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color and the Gaughan Multicultural Center. The activities are designed to increase connections between Nebraska’s multicultural alumni, faculty and students.
“It is important for students to see successful individuals from the organizations they currently serve,” said Kevin Reese, program coordinator for the Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services. “Over the last few years we’ve heard requests to connect with alumni who have started successful businesses and who’ve made significant contributions to their communities.”
Multicultural homecoming events this week include:
Distinguished alumni interacting directly with students in the colleges of business, law, journalism and mass communications, and engineering.
Tours of the Gaughan Center, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Hall of Fame Ceremony, 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28, Nebraska Union Auditorium
Nebraska Alumni Association’s Football Friday, 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Wick Alumni Center
Homecoming parade, 6 p.m., by Wick Alumni Center, 16th and R streets
Pre-game Tailgate, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Nebraska Union Plaza
Nebraska/Purdue football watch party, 2 p.m., Gaughan Center Lounge