Masters Week activities begin Nov. 9

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Masters Week activities begin Nov. 9

Alumni Masters Week, sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association, Scarlet Guard and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor’s Office, is Nov. 9-11.

Since 1964, more than 400 alumni have participated in Alumni Masters Week. Its goal is to link the university’s outstanding alumni with students who can benefit from their experiences and knowledge. All students are encouraged to take part in lectures, presentations and events with the Alumni Masters, who will speak about ways to apply formal education to working situations and career goals.

The public is invited to meet Alumni Masters and hear their perspectives on success during a panel discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center.

The 2016 Alumni Masters:

  • Bruce D. Carpenter is a senior vice president with HDR, an architectural, engineering and consulting firm based in Omaha. He has been instrumental in the creation of performing arts centers, museums, parks, entertainment venues, community centers, hospitals and other public spaces. He was the 2013 recipient of the Harry F. Cunningham Gold Medal for Architectural Excellence from the American Institute of Architects Nebraska. The 1979 graduate is hosted by the College of Architecture.

  • Mark Chronister is a partner at Templeton Laird and chair of the University of Nebraska Foundation. He has provided leadership on numerous boards. He spent most of his career serving financial services and higher education institutions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked for 34 years. Many of those years were as the managing partner in the Minneapolis office. The 1973 graduate is hosted by the College of Business Administration.

  • Daniel E. Dawes is a health-care attorney and executive director of government affairs and health policy at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He was instrumental in shaping the Affordable Care Act, and founded and chaired the largest advocacy group focused on comprehensive health-care reform. He is also the author of several publications on health reform and health equity, including “150 Years of ObamaCare.” The 2006 gradate is hosted by the College of Law.

  • Jennafer Glaesemann is a veterinarian who owns the Blue Valley Veterinary Clinic in Beatrice and the Pickrell Veterinary Clinic in Pickrell. She earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2011. While also serving on national committees and local boards, she is developing a nonprofit organization that promotes recent-graduate practice ownership and provides the resources and support to make this possible. The 2007 graduate is hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

  • Frauke Hachtmann is an advertising professor and associate dean in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Before joining the faculty in 2002, she worked for the Nebraska Athletic Department as a media buyer, editor of the Red ‘N White Newsletter and graphic designer. A native of Germany, she was a sales promoter for major consumer brands in Germany, including Schweppes. The 1994, 1997, 2000 and 2010 graduate is hosted by the Athletics Department.

  • Margaret M. Holman is president of Holman Consulting, a fundraising consulting firm she founded in New York City 25 years ago. She was previously senior vice president for development and communications at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She is an emerita president of the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York and Women in Development in New York. She is a member of the board of directors and a trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation. The 1973 graduate is hosted by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

  • Lea Ann Johnson is director of the Lincoln Community Learning Centers Initiative, which builds partnerships between Lincoln Public Schools and the community to support high-need students and their families. She was previously associate executive director and program coordinator for the Family Service Association and program director for Cedars Home for Children. She is on the Early Childhood Oversight Committee of Prosper Lincoln and is chair of the CSI Youth Development Coalition. The 1983 and 1990 graduate is hosted by the College of Education and Human Sciences.

  • Julie Uribe is a television producer with more than 25 years of experience. Most recently, she was senior vice president of non-scripted development for FremantleMedia North America. Before that, she was a writer-producer on various programs for National Geographic, Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel. In 1999, she won a daytime Emmy award for her work on ABC’s “Better Homes and Gardens.” Her acting highlights include guest spots and recurring roles on “The Drew Carey Show,” “Family Matters,” “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives.” The 1984 graduate is hosted by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

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